Donald Trump Sued for Allegedly Kissing Campaign Staffer Without Consent

Donald Trump Sued for Allegedly Kissing Campaign Staffer Without Consent

"He also told Ms. Johnson that he would not forget about her, and that he was going to take care of her", Johnson claims in the lawsuit.

According to a report from the Washington Post, Alva Johnson, a former Trump campaign staffer is filing a lawsuit against the president for "sexually predatory conduct" during a 2016 campaign stop. But she told The New Yorker that she believed the issues her lawsuit addressed outweighed the consequences of breaking her contract.

After Trump was alerted by Secret Service that he was due for his next rally, she urged him "to go in there and 'kick ass'". "When she saw what her work on the campaign had wrought-a president who mocks the #MeToo movement and undermines the dignity of the office with his sexist and racist behavior-she made a decision to seek justice". She was moved to Florida, a crucial swing-state, three months before polling. So I turn my head, and he kisses me right on corner of my mouth, still holding my hand the entire time.

Johnson said that then-Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Florida campaign director Karen Giorno witnessed the event, though both women deny it. "One hundred percent no", Bondi told The Washington Post.

The lawsuit says Giorno had arrived in Sarasota earlier "and was already sharing the details with other Campaign staff".

Johnson, an event planner who lives in Madison County, Ala., is seeking unspecified damages for emotional pain and suffering. Johnson said she was stunned.

Trump added, "you can be somebody that was flawless your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something". At that first encounter, Johnson alleges that he engaged in inappropriate behavior. I said it. I am wrong.

Johnson's attorney argues that the president has a long history of sexual harassment, pointing to the "Access Hollywood" tape, in which the president was recorded saying his fame allowed him to inappropriately grab women.

Johnson has worked on campaigns for the U.S. Senate, as well as a county commissioner. She first focused on trying to get past the traumatic experience by working with a therapist, before reaching out to various lawyers.

Further, Johnson also claims the campaign discriminated against her by compensating her with wages lower than her white co-workers.

Johnson's suit states that there were multiple other people in and around the RV. "She did not know this fact until very recently". A campaign spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany, dismissed that claim as "off-base and unfounded", according to The Post.

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