Yet another story of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s sexual misconduct has come to light. Lisa Boyne, a health food business entrepreneur, described to the Huffington Post about how she attended a dinner with Trump during which he made models walk across the table so that he could stick his head under their skirts and ogle their genitals.
“It was the most offensive scene I’ve ever been a part of. I wanted to get the heck out of there” said Boyne. In 1996, she attended a dinner with her friend Sonja Tremont and modeling agent John Casablancas at Raoul’s restaurant in Soho, New York. She then described how:
The women couldn’t get out of their seats without one of the men getting up ― which they refused to do. Instead, Boyne said, Trump insisted that the women walk across the table, allowing him to peer up their skirts while they did so. Trump “stuck his head right underneath their skirts,” Boyne said, and commented on whether they were wearing underwear and what their genitalia looked like.
“I met lots of famous, influential wealthy people with Sonja, and none of them were ever as vulgar, as disgusting, as rude, as sexist, such a low excuse for a human being that I’ve ever met. I was so deeply offended, I felt that like with Bill Cosby, the more people that come forward, the more legitimacy the story will have. I find it hard to believe that he’s changed. That was who he was. He was somebody who was interested in women as sex objects and their only merit was their beauty.”
This is only the latest in a string of accusations from now twelve different women about Donald Trump’s obsessive sexualization and dehumanizing of women, and can be confirmed by simply listening to Donald Trump’s own words, which he spoke knowing they would be recorded. There’s not much more to be said that hasn’t be said already about Donald Trump’s appalling treatment of women and his propensity for sexual assault, except that this will certainly not be the last story to break. Trump’s been behaving like this for decades – one shudders to think about how many women he could have abused during that time.
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