Omarosa Manigault-Newman—one time Trump administration White House staffer—claims her former boss, President Donald Trump used a variety of racial slurs while she worked for him at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and before then too. She also accuses Trump of misogyny.
The woman best know by her mononymous moniker—Omarosa—made both statements in her upcoming tell-all book about her longtime professional and personal relationship with Donald Trump. The book, titled Unhinged, comes out August 14, 2018.
On Wednesday, the New York Times published the detailed accounts of two women who came forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault. In the last 48 hours, four women have now stepped forward publicly to challenge Trump's statement at the second presidential debate that he did not kiss or grab women as he had boasted on the leaked Access Hollywood tape from 2005. By the end of the business day, Trump's lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, had sent the Times a letter demanding it retract the story and issue an apology––or face a lawsuit for libel.
“Your article is reckless, defamatory and constitutes libel per se,” Kasowitz wrote. “It is apparent from, among other things, the timing of the article, that it is nothing more than a politically motivated effort to defeat Mr. Trump’s candidacy. That is why you apparently performed an entirely inadequate investigation to test the veracity of these false and malicious allegations, including why these two individuals waited, in one case, 11 years, and, in another case, more than three decades, before deciding to come forward with these false and defamatory statements." Should the Times refuse to comply, Kasowitz stressed, it would leave Trump "with no option but to pursue all available actions and remedies."
In the last 24 hours, four women have now stepped forward publicly to challenge Donald Trump's statement at the second presidential debate that he did not kiss or grab women as he had boasted on the leaked Access Hollywood tape from 2005.
Natasha Stoynoff, a reporter with People Magazine, published a detailed account late last night of how Trump forced himself on her when she'd gone to his resort to interview him for a piece. In December 2005, Stoynoff traveled to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate to speak to him and his wife, Melania, for a feature on their first wedding anniversary. The interview went well and afterward, while Melania went to change her wardrobe for more photos, Trump volunteered to take Stoynoff on a tour of the mansion. “There was one ‘tremendous’ room in particular, he said, that I just had to see,” she recalled. Within seconds of entering that room, Trump pushed her against the wall and forced his tongue down her throat.