Trump Accused Of Sexual Assault By 23rd Woman, Karen Johnson Says Assault Happened At Mar-a-Lago
Karen Johnson is now the 23rd woman to accuse President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Johnson says Trump groped her and forcibly kissed her at a Mar-a-Lago New Year’s Eve party in the early 2000s.
The alleged incident appears in Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy’s new book, “All the President’s Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator.”
Esquire published an excerpt in which Johnson says she was at Mar-a-Lago with her husband and another relative when Trump grabbed her, pulled her behind a tapestry, and assaulted her.
The excerpt says Johnson’s claim corroborated by “documentation and photographs,” and a friend who Johnson told about the assault years ago, long before Trump ran for president:
Shortly after glittering balloons fell from the ceiling at the stroke of midnight, her husband said he wasn’t feeling well and the relative was ready to go. Johnson decided to make a quick trip to the restroom before they headed home. “I hadn’t seen [Trump] that whole entire night,” said Johnson, who was in her late thirties at the time. “I was just walking to the bathroom. I was grabbed and pulled behind a tapestry, and it was him. And I’m a tall girl and I had six-inch heels on, and I still remember looking up at him. And he’s strong, and he just kissed me,” she recounted to us. “I was so scared because of who he was. … I don’t even know where it came from. I didn’t have a say in the matter.”
Johnson said Trump then grabbed her hand and said, “You have to help me greet these guests out,” explaining that Melania was upstairs. “So I stood next to him while he greeted some guests out the door,” Johnson said. She didn’t let on that anything was amiss because she didn’t want to create an awkward situation. “I was afraid to say what had happened,” she said. “I didn’t even know how it happened.”
(Source: Esquire, Photo Credit: Fox News)