Throughout the election, proof of Donald Trump’s lewd comments about women and girls have surfaced in the form of Howard Stern radio shows, a “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” interview, and hot mic footage.
However, in the last week, after Trump’s 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape surfaced in which he claimed he could freely grab a woman’s sexual body parts, further scrutiny was placed on his past behavior with women.
Here is a working list of on-the-record, sexually-motivated accusations made against Trump.
1986: Jessica Leeds
Leeds told the New York Times that on a commercial flight, she was bumped to first class and seated next to Trump. During the flight, she said Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt. She moved back to coach, and never reported the incident.
1989: Trump’s First Wife Feeling ‘Violated’ During Sex
The Daily Beast uncovered a decades-old rape allegation by Ivana Trump, the candidate’s first wife, in the book “Lost Tycoon”:
After a painful scalp reduction surgery to remove a bald spot, Donald Trump confronted his then-wife, who had previously used the same plastic surgeon.
“Your f*cking doctor has ruined me!” Trump cried.
“Then he jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen months. Ivana is terrified… It is a violent assault,” Hurt writes. “According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes, ‘he raped me.’”
Ivana acknowledged she was “raped” in a divorce deposition, but she later backtracked and said she “felt violated” and not raped “in a literal or criminal sense.”
Early 1990’s: Kristin Anderson
Following the 2005 bus video, Anderson told the Washington Post that Trump groped her in a nightclub.
“In the 1990’s, I was in New York City, and I was at a club with my friends. … The person on my right, who unbeknownst to me was Donald Trump, put their hand up my skirt. … He did touch my vagina through my underwear. Absolutely.”
She said she there was “zero conversation” between her and Trump prior to the incident.
1992-1997: Jill Harth
According to LawNewz, Harth filed a lawsuit claiming Trump demanded that she “sleep with him” over phone calls. Further, Harth accused Trump of:
… “groping” her under her dress on several occasions, “forcibly” moving her to his daughter’s bedroom in an attempt to have sex with her, and repeatedly, aggressively and inappropriately propositioning her for sex.
She called the advances “attempted rape,” and later settled for an undisclosed amount.
1994: “Katie Johnson”/”Jane Doe”
An anonymous woman claims she was raped by Trump when she was 13 years old while inside the apartment of Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted pedophile.
The allegations are in court for a third time. He will be forced to answer questions about the rape under oath in December.
UPDATE: the woman who filed this suit dropped it on November 4.
1997: Temple Taggart, Miss Utah
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Taggart told the New York Times that Trump made unwarranted moves:
I thought, “Oh my God, gross.” He was married to Marla Maples at the time. I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like “Wow, that’s inappropriate.”
1997: Miss Teen USA Backstage
BuzzFeed reported that multiple women competing in Miss Teen USA 1997 observed Trump walk in as the girls — some as young as 15 — changed backstage.
2000: Karena Virginia
On October 20, 2016, Karena Virginia said Donald Trump groped her during the 1998 U.S. Open. According to Virginia, Trump began making comments about her appearance in front of a group of men. Virginia, represented by Gloria Allred, also claimed that Trump put his arm around her and touched her breast.
2001: Miss USA Backstage
According to the Guardian, Trump replicated similar behavior with Miss USA contestants in 2001.
2003: Mindy McGillivray
McGillivray said Trump grabbed her rear and later tried to flirt with her while working in Florida.
2003-2013: “The Apprentice”
A recent report from the Associated Press includes accounts from 20 contestants and staff for the show. Among the allegations, the report claims Trump:
- Asked of a woman’s breasts: “Are those real or natural?”
- Frequently talked to a female producer about female contestants’ bodies, and speculated on who would be “a tiger in bed.”
- Called “for female contestants to wear shorter dresses that also showed more cleavage.”
- Requested that “one female contestant twirl before him so he could ogle her figure.”
- Told a crew member she had a “nice rear.”
Additionally, on-air, Trump told a “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant that “dropping to her knees” would be a “pretty picture.” Recently, a People story claimed Trump would hit on contestants Lisa Rinna and Marlee Matlin.
2005: Natasha Stoynoff, People Magazine Reporter
Stoynoff was the reporter assigned to Donald Trump in the 2000s, and said she stopped taking assignments on him and his family after he tried to make a move on her. She wrote:
We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat. … I was grateful when Trump’s longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself.
She said he later showed up at a massage he booked for her, but after she didn’t show up (she was 30 minutes late), he left. She claims Trump, just married to Melania, also told her:
“Have you ever been to Peter Luger’s for steaks? I’ll take you. We’re going to have an affair, I’m telling you.”
2005: Rachel Crooks
In the same New York Times story featuring Jessica Leeds, Rachel Crooks said Trump forcibly kissed her on the mouth a decade ago while she was a secretary.
2006: Jessica Drake
Adult film star Jessica Drake spoke alongside Gloria Allred to speak out about Donald Trump’s behavior with her ten years ago. Drake said Trump grabbed and kissed her without asking, and later propositioned her and offered her $10,000.
2006: Ninni Laaksonen, Miss Finland
Laaksonen, Miss Finland 2006, told the newspaper Ilta-Sanomat of Trump:
“Trump stood right next to me and suddenly he squeezed my butt. He really grabbed my butt.”
“I don’t think anybody saw it but I flinched and thought: ‘What is happening?’”
According to Laaksonen, the incident occurred moments before she appeared on CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
2007: Summer Zervos
On October 14, 2016, attorney Gloria Allred hosted a press conference with former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos, who accused Trump of “sexual misconduct”. Zervos said during a meeting to possibly seek employment, Trump kissed her on the lips twice. After giving him her number, Trump called arranged a meeting for dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Later, at the Beverly Hills Hotel, rather than going to dinner, she was brought to his bungalow. When Trump greeted her, she said he kissed her “with an open mouth” and grabbed her. And though she said she pushed away, telling him to “get real”, he “thrusted his genitals” on her.
After the incident and a pseudo-interview over dinner served in the bungalow, Zervos said she was offered a job for half the salary she requested.
2010: An Anonymous Woman in Trump’s Boardroom
A friend of CNN anchor Erin Burnett claimed Trump, already married to Melania, made a move on her while in Trump Tower:
“Trump took Tic Tacs, suggested I take them also. He then leaned in, catching me off guard, and kissed me almost on lips. I was really freaked out. … After (the meeting), Trump asked me to come into his office alone. Was really unsure what to do. … Figured I could handle myself. Anyway, once in his office he kept telling me how special I am and gave me his cell, asked me to call him. I ran the hell out of there.”
2013: Cassandra Searles, Miss Washington
In a Facebook post, Searles criticized Trump’s process of treating Miss USA contestants “like cattle.” In a comment on the post, she added:
“He probably doesn’t want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room.”
2013: Los Angeles Golf Club Employees
A lawsuit by employees of Trump’s L.A. golf club allege that Trump and his associates tried to fire less attractive hostesses, and put a hostess named Nicole in an uncomfortable situation among a group of men:
“After this woman had been presented to him, Mr. Trump said to his guests something like, ‘See, you don’t have to go to Hollywood to find beautiful women,’” West said. “He also turned to Nicole and asked her, ‘Do you like Jewish men?’”
Trump has vehemently denied several allegations against him on the campaign trail.
Editor’s note: This post was updated after publishing to include claims about Marlee Matlin, and from Kristin Anderson, Summer Zervos, Karena Virginia, Jessica Drake, Ninni Laaksonen, and an update on “Jane Doe.”