Can Teflon Don Deflect Sexual Assault Allegations That Have Resurfaced Ahead of Super Tuesday?
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Allegations of sexual assault against Donald Trump have resurfaced as the Republican prepares to face a series of primaries on March 1, otherwise known as Super Tuesday.
The Guardian reported that a woman, who The Independent has chosen not to name, is sticking by her allegations that the presidential hopeful forced the woman, whose boyfriend had just struck a business deal with him, into a hotel room and touched her intimately without consent.
She also alleges that he “groped” her on several occasions and engaged in “hostile and offensive sexual behavior” towards her between 1992 and 1997.
The woman alleged that the incident had left her “emotionally devastated and distraught.” She dropped the $125 million lawsuit one month after filing it.
The case coincided with another legal dispute against Mr. Trump, lodged by her former boyfriend over an alleged breach of contract relating to their beauty pageant business venture.
Mr. Trump denied the allegations and claimed at the time that the lawsuit alleging sexual assault was intended to make him settle the business dispute, which he reportedly did later that year for a six-figure sum.