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Trump's Mar-a-Lago a setting for alleged sexual misconduct

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach

The Associated Press

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach



Donald Trump during tonight’s debate will be forced to respond to growing sexual misconduct allegations from women, and a four them are centered at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach.

Trump has denied all the allegations against him, which began to snowball following the release of the 2005 Access Hollywood tape in which Trump talks of trying to have sex with a woman in Florida. “I did try and f--- her. She was married,” he says.

The video a topic of the last debate and Trump flatly denied ever acting inappropriately. In the days since, women have come out to talk about their experiences.

Jill Harth: She alleged that Trump made unwanted advances in 1992, when she said he put her hand up her skirt, and 1993, when she said during a tour of Mar-a-Lago Trump pushed her against a wall and began kissing her.

Cathy Heller: She told the Guardian that around 1997 she was at a Mother's Day brunch at Mar-a-Lago when Trump moved in for a kiss.

Mindy McGillivray: She told the Palm Beach Post that Trump grabbed her butt during an event at Mar-a-Lago in 2003.

Natasha Stoynoff: The People magazine writer says during a visit to Mar-a-Lago in 2005, Trump pushed her against a wall, “forcing his tongue down my throat.” Stoynoff was there to do a story on Trump’s one-year anniversary with wife Melania.

Times researcher Caryn Baird contributed to this report.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:48pm]


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