Several women who have openly accused President Trump of sexual misbehavior are speaking up together at a joint news conference on Monday in New York City, requiring Congressional action in light of the growing “Me Too” motion throughout the country.
Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks all shared their past experiences with Mr. Trump collectively at Monday’s event, which was held by the organization Brave New Films, a non-profit that develops media and movie projects surrounding social justice issues.
The president of Brave New Films Robert Greenwald stated that the 16 ladies featured in a video that share similar stories of sexual misconduct by the president now demand action.
“We know much better, we understand a lot much better, predators and harassers must be held liable,” stated Greenwald.
He added that Mr. Trump ought to be investigated which “chosen authorities no matter what party affiliation must act.”
One accuser, Rachel Crooks, called for Congress to “put aside party associations and investigate Trump’s history of sexual misconduct.” She called the actions brought out by the president “serial misbehavior and perversion.”
Accuser Jessica Leeds said she hopes with the appeal of the “Me Too” movement, it will sustain further pressure on the president.
“I am hoping that this will come forward and produce enough pressure on Congress to resolve it more than simply for their own members however to resolve it with the president,” stated Leeds.
Samantha Holvey echoed that sentiment, saying a “non-partisan” effort to examine Mr. Trump was necessary.
“They’ve examined other Congress members so I think it only stands reasonable he be examined too,” said Holvey.
She included, “A non-partisan examination is essential not just for him but for anybody that has claims against them, this isn’t a partisan problem, this is how women are dealt with everyday.”
Mr. Trump had formerly vowed to take legal action versus the various females who have currently leveled allegations of misconduct against him during the 2016 project.
Asked if the women were considering taking similar legal action as Summer season Zervos, a previous contestant on NBC’s “The Apprentice” who implicated the president of similar accusations and has because demanded libel, they all stated the “court of public opinion” would decide his fate.
Attorneys for Mr. Trump said he was “too hectic” to go to a current court appearance in that case.
The ladies all agreed that the president ought to resign as an outcome of the repeated claims of misconduct, but yielded it was unlikely that would come to fruition.
“Sadly I feel the sexual aggressiveness problem is kind of short on the list of concerns incorrect with Trump but it is very important enough to me to bring this up and hope we can get some sort of modification in our culture that will enhance the situation going forward,” said Leeds.Holvey concurred
, stating, “I think other folks have resigned so I think he should, I don’t think he ever will, but I think it’s the general public that requires to be conscious this is the type of individual he is.”
When asked how the ladies felt about Mr. Trump’s endorsement of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, they called it “terrible” and “horrible.” Moore has actually been accused by several women of sexual misconduct when they were minors.
“It’s complicated because you would think that the good people of Alabama could see through this, however we’ve gotten so polarized with politics, they want to keep a Republican seat despite the fact that it’s a pedophile,” stated Leeds.Crooks meanwhile stated the recommendation of Moore made “best sense for him “, saying after the president was chosen amid misbehavior allegations, he is now”passing the torch “to Moore.
The ladies’s remarks followed Mr. Trump recorded a robocall for the Moore project in a final push ahead of Tuesday’s unique election.
Earlier, the ladies that went to today’s event likewise shared their story with NBC’s Megyn Kelly on Monday early morning, where the White House reacted to their claims.The statement, citing a White Home spokesperson, was checked out throughout Kelly’s section of the Today program.”These incorrect claims, completely
contested in many cases by eyewitness accounts, were attended to at length during last year’s project, and the American individuals voiced their judgment by providing a definitive victory. The timing and absurdity of these incorrect claims speaks volumes and the publicity trip that has begun just further validates the political intentions behind them,”the statement read.The interview comes just one day after Mr. Trump’s ambassador to the
United Nations Nikki Haley informed CBS’ “Face the Country “that female accusers of the president deserve to be “heard” and” dealt with.””I think we spoken with them prior to the election. And I think any woman who has felt breached or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up,”stated Haley.She included, “I understand that he [Trump]
was chosen. You know, females must always feel comfortable coming forward. And we must all want to listen to them. “© 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Scheduled.