AFRICANGLOBE – Audio of Donald Trump on a hot mic has recently surfaced, in which the GOP nominee casually describes his sexually predatory behavior around women.
In 2005, while he was having a conversation with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, the billionaire reality TV host and real estate tycoon told Bush about how he treats women, unaware his comments would later be heard by a wide audience. At the time of the conversation, Trump was newly married to Melania Trump, his current wife.
“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women — I just start kissing them, it’s like a magnet,” Trump told Bush while the two were doing a taping of an interview to be aired at a later date. “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything… Grab ’em by the p*ssy.”
Listen to audio of the conversation, obtained by The Washington Post:
Another snippet of the conversation included a possible reference to Jill Harth, who accused the real estate magnate of attempting to rape her while she was at his Mar-a-Logo home in Palm Beach, Florida, for a business meeting with her romantic partner.
“I moved on her actually, she was down in Palm Beach and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try to f*ck her, she was married … and I moved on her very heavily,” Trump said on the hot mic. “I moved on her like a bitch, and I could not get there, and she was married. And all the sudden I see her and she’s got the big phony t*ts, she’s totally changed her look.”
In her lawsuit, which was later dismissed in a negotiated settlement, Harth accused Trump of pushing her into a side bedroom in his Palm Beach home, groping her, and telling her to keep silent about the matter after she refused his advances.
After Trump business associates left, the defendant over plaintiff’s objection forcibly prevented plaintiff from leaving and forcibly removed plaintiff to a bedroom, whereupon defendant subjected plaintiff to defendant’s unwanted sexual advances, which included touching of plaintiff’s private parts in an act constituting attempted “rape.” … Defendant Trump proclaimed that defendant “did not want a scandal like Willie Smith had in Palm Beach,” inferring that plaintiff should “keep her mouth shut.”
In a prepared statement posted to his campaign website, the GOP presidential nominee defended the comments as “locker room banter,” saying that former U.S. President Bill Clinton said far worse to him on the golf course.