Abby Huntsman Defends Melania’s #MeToo Comments and Call for Evidence as ‘The View’ Explodes Around Her

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Following first lady Melania Trump’s #MeToo comment, co-hosts on “The View” clashed over their thoughts on whether sexual assault victims needed evidence.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Trump said she stood with women and the #MeToo movement but added that “we need to have really hard evidence that if you’re accused of something, show the evidence.”

“You cannot just say to somebody, you know, ‘I was sexually assaulted,’ or ‘You did that to me,’ because sometimes, the media goes too far,” Trump told ABC News. “And the way they portray some stories, it’s not correct. It’s not right.”

Then, “The View” took on Trump’s comments

Co-host Sunny Hostin took a swipe at Trump, claiming that the first lady is “telling women everywhere, ‘Your word is not enough.'”

Meghan McCain also joined in, saying that there are gray areas with sexual assault allegations and that she stands by due process.

“I do believe in the presumption of innocence over guilt,” McCain said. “And what’s being brought into play here is the presumption that I need to believe guilty over innocence, which is something that’s protected by the Constitution.”

Guest co-host Yvette Nicole Brown then said that the first lady has no room to speak because “she has an orange horse in the race.”

“She is not the woman to say anything to me or any other woman about #MeToo, Time’s Up, Black Lives Matter. I’m not listening to her about anything she has to say.”

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“Evidence should always matter,” co-host Abby Huntsman said against Hostin “insinuating that evidence doesn’t matter.”

Hostin then replied:

“Testimony is evidence. You don’t need corroborating evidence. You don’t need a rape kit. You don’t need witnesses because oftentimes, there are no witnesses during rape.”

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“Have you ever known someone to be falsely accused of something?” Huntsman asked Hostin.

McCain called it “nuclear” for her and Huntsman to be pushing back on the need for due process in a sexual assault accusation.

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Daniel Wiziarde
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Daniel Wiziarde

Do women lie about sex? Absolutely! When I was in high school I had four different girls claim to have had consensual sex with me. Curious thing was, at the time, I was still a virgin. I had never even kissed a girl. Thank God none of them claimed it… Read more »

Robert Aldrich
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Robert Aldrich

And how about one of women’s most insidious sexual lies… the fake orgasm! WTF is that about?

Carol Danner
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It makes me laugh, there are complaints about our police officers who try to do there jobs to keep people safe. They are not believed just because they wear a badge. There is no automatic pass when they take action trying to defend themselves. They must prove that their actions… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

Don’t you wonder if Christine Ford would’ve come forward if Brett Kavanaugh was a plumber, electrician, car salesman, etc.? I highly doubt it.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

show me in the Constitution where it says that a person has to be guilty by a preponderance of evidence”except for men women accuse of sexual assault or rape”. you know, this is what gets women discriminated against. the feminazis scream for equality . but when equality is applied and… Read more »

Ann Biri
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Ann Biri

This is why a legitimate rape victim needs to report the crime to the police so there is a record of it. Unfortunately, because of the Kavanaugh case, true victims have a much harder job to file charges unless a report is on file at the police station. The Me… Read more »

Robert Aldrich
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Robert Aldrich

Every AMERICAN citizen has a constitutional right to due process! Illegals, however, DO NOT! (Just an FYI). Additionally, most of us have had me too moments in our lives whether they are sexual assault or another kind of assault. So ladies, even though I feel for your pain, and I… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

So he could be out there assaulting other little boys and you wish to do nothing about it. How is that assuaging your “hurt feelings”? Every man, woman and child for himself is not exactly the Christian values this country was once known for.

M.O .M.
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M.O .M.

I dont agree with some this women ,they think they very smart but they come across so racial so dum dint have time for this nonsense I want to see show with open mind topics waste energy to listen so the audience can applaud to bulls

Belinda Langley
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Belinda Langley

The View’s position doesn’t mean sh**. They are fanatical and they have an agenda. I hope that every woman on The View has a male in their life and I hope that male gets falsely accused of something and goes to prison. I will laugh my ass off. These individuals… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

to wish that men would be falsely accused and sent to jail is not right, the women should be falsely accused and have to go through the hassle of proving themselves not guilty even though there is no proof against them just hyped up new saying they are guilty see… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

Let me guess….You are an evangelical christian. I was raised in the Methodist church and the Christian values are quite different than you demonstrate in your post. Speaking of credibility, Juanita Broaddick’s allegation of a 1978 rape was reported in 1998 and a criminal investigation was conducted by the FBI… Read more »

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