Olivia Munn refers to sexual assault accusations against Trump and says, “we need proof”.
The US President is facing sexual assault allegations by an advice columnist, E. Jean Carroll. Carroll has worked in Elle magazine since 1993, under her column, “Ask E. Jean”
E. Jean Carroll accuses Trump of sexual assault
The prominent columnist accused the US president of sexually assaulting her. She claims the indecent took place in the mid-1990s. The author mentions the sexual assault in her book “What Do We Need Men For?” She wrote a detailed account and said she met Trump in a luxury Manhattan department store to help him buy a gift for a girl. She then describes that Trump assaulted her in the dressing room.
“The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips,” she wrote. Additionally, the 75-year-old wrote, “The next moment, still wearing correct business attire, shirt, tie, suit jacket, overcoat, he opens the overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway — or completely, I’m not certain — inside me. It turns into a colossal struggle.”
She then describes how she fled from him in her book.
Up until now, around 23 women have come forward to accuse Donald Trump on sexual harassment. Carroll expressed that she felt like a coward and feared that she would be called a ‘liar’ for accusing Trump.
“Receiving death threats, being driven from my home, being dismissed, being dragged through the mud, and joining the 15 women who’ve come forward with credible stories about how the man grabbed, badgered, belittled, mauled, molested, and assaulted them, only to see the man turn it around, deny, threaten, and attack them, never sounded like much fun,” she wrote.
Donald Trump dismisses allegations
The White House gave a statement to New York magazine, it said, “This is a completely false and unrealistic story surfacing 25 years after allegedly taking place and was created simply to make the President look bad.”
Furthermore, the US President told The Hill, “I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?” In addition, he stated, “I have no idea who she is. What she did is – it’s terrible what’s going on. So it’s a total false accusation, and I don’t know anything about her.”
“She is – it’s just a terrible thing that people can make statements like that,” he further added.
Olivia Munn talks on Trump’s sexual assault accusation
Munn sat with Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Paula Faris, and Sara Haines on the show The View. She talked about the allegations made against the US president. The model stated, “I understand how hard things are when you have to prosecute.” In addition, she called out Carroll on her allegation, “But at this point when you are going to call out the president of the United States, you have to follow through.”
The 38-year-old continued, “If you are going to come out and publicly say that, then you will have to have some of that evidence that should be able to stand up in a court of law.”
In addition, Mun expressed what the importance of evidence is in these situations, “The system of the #MeToo movement is made so that people [can] be held accountable, and it’s not about just anybody using… because they want to or because they want to exact revenge, and we need to ask people for proof, and that’s the biggest thing is we need proof.”
Munn added, “If someone is speaking out, I believe you, and I also want to see evidence that supports it. That’s just important.”
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