Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films have compiled the accounts of sixteen women who have experienced the sleazy side of Donald Trump. Collecting the stories and presenting them together demonstrates that there is pattern here.
During the presidential campaign these stories were part of the mix of campaign coverage, but faded from view as as other events crowded out the media spotlight. Now that other high profile sexual assault and harassment events such as the Harvey Weinstein scandal are in the news, three of the women—Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks—have joined forces to bring public attention to this issue once again, and demand that Congress investigate the claims. The Hill reports that they have gotten the attention of the Democratic Women’s Working Group (DWWG). On Monday that group sent a letter signed by 59 women lawmakers to the House Oversight Committee Chair, Trey Gowdy, and the ranking member, Elijah Cummings, writing that “The American people deserve a full inquiry into the truth of these allegations.”
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