Round two! Several women came forward before the election in 2016 to warn the general public that Donald Trump may be a sexual predator. They shared stories about being "forcibly kissed," walked in on in dressing rooms as teenagers, and grossly propositioned for sex. Unfortunately, those accusations came and went, and Trump was elected president.
But now, the movement to bring Trump's pervy actions to light has gotten a second wind. The culture is very different in 2017, ever since Harvey Weinstein and a parade of powerful men have been punished for their disgusting actions, and the #MeToo movement has picked up steam. “I feel this issue has been ‘on hold’ all year, but not forgotten,” said journalist and early accuser Natasha Stoynoff. “It’s been simmering on the stove with the lid on, like a pressure cooker. But now the heat’s on and it’s going to boil and the lid is going to blast off.”
To remind Americans of the stories these women shared a year ago, accusers Samantha Holvey, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks held a press conference on Dec. 11 to urge Congress to take action against Trump. "A non-partisan investigation is important not just for him but for anybody that has allegations against them, this isn't a partisan issue, this is how women are treated everyday," said Samantha.
I was once on a elevator alone with @realDonaldTrump (& a man w/him) at Madison Square Gardens. He was aggressive & told me I was coming home with him. I laughed, stating I was married to a Ranger. He guaranteed me my husband didn’t make as much money as him. #ThisIsOurPresident
— Stacia Robitaille (@StaciaRR) December 12, 2017
Thanks to the #meToo movement, some women that had prevously been scared to open up about things Trump did to them are coming forward. On Dec. 12, Stacia Robitaille, who is NHL great Luc Robitaille's wife, took to Twitter to share her story about when she ran into Trump at an elevator and he "told me I was coming home with him" and insulted her husband.
Scroll down to see all of the brave Trump accusers and read their stories!