1993: Jill HarthThat same year, Trump also allegedly subjected makeup artist Jill Harth to a “steady string of sexual assaults, as The Guardian reports. He allegedly groped her under a dinner table at the Plaza Hotel’s Oak Room and, later, he allegedly pinned her against a wall in one of his children’s bedrooms and and groped her. “He pushed me up against the wall, and had his hands all over me and tried to get up my dress again,” Harth recalled, “and I had to physically say: ‘What are you doing? Stop it.’ It was a shocking thing to have him do this because he knew I was with George, he knew they were in the next room. And how could he be doing this when I’m there for business?” Harth later formally accused Trump of attempted rape in a 1997 lawsuit.
1994: A 13-year-old GirlTrump has been accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in the apartment of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The case, which was recently filed for the third time in New York City, where the alleged rape occurred, consists of two affidavits filed by “Joan Doe” and “Tiffany Doe” which corroborate the victim’s story, as Buzzfeed reports. “Joan” says she was told about the assault after it happened, while “Tiffany”—who was apparently hired as a “recruiter” to bring young girls to Epstein’s apartment—alleges Trump and Epstein raped the victim more than once. Trump’s attorney has denied these accusations, though more information on the case may yet unfold—a hearing has been set for this December in New York.
1995 or 1996: E. Jean Carroll
The advice columnist wrote in a June 2019 New York Magazine cover story that in 1995 or 1996, Trump allegedly raped her in the dressing room at Bergdorf’s. Carroll writes that Trump asked her for advice buying a gift for “a girl,” which led to him asking her to try on a piece of lingerie. According to her account, “the moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips.” Carroll alleges that he pins her against the wall, then “the next moment, still wearing correct business attire, shirt, tie, suit jacket, overcoat, he opens the overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway—or completely, I’m not certain—inside me. It turns into a colossal struggle.” She also notes that the friends she told after the alleged assault corroborated her story to the magazine. Trump denied her allegations in a statement.
1996: Five or Six ModelsLisa Boyne, a health food business entrepreneur who apparently shared a dinner from hell with Trump, told The Huffington Post that she and a friend, along with “five or six models,” were seated at a semi-circular table with Trump in 1996. When the models wanted to get up to leave, Trump refused to get up to let them do so, instead forcing them to walk on top of the table where he “stuck his head right underneath their skirts,” per Boyne’s account, and remarked on their underwear and genitalia. “It was the most offensive scene I’ve ever been a part of,” Boyne said. “I wanted to get the heck out of there.”
1996: Alicia MachadoWhile Trump’s behavior towards former Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado wasn’t physically sexual, it was the definition of predatory and verbally abusive behavior. “He was very overwhelming. I was scared of him. He’d yell at me all of the time,” says Machado in a video clip executed by Hillary Clinton’s campaign. “He’d tell me, ‘You look ugly,’ or, ‘You look fat.’ Sometimes he’d ‘play’ with me and say, ‘Hello, Miss Piggy,’ ‘Hello, Miss Housekeeping.'” Trump also body-shamed Machado when she gained 40 pounds after winning her title, which led to her developing eating disorders. “Long after, I was sick with eating disorders,” she recalls. “I wouldn’t eat, and would still see myself as fat because a powerful man said so. This is a man who doesn’t realize the damage he causes.”
After Machado told her story, Trump reacted by slut-shaming her.
1997: Five Miss Teen USA ContestantsBack in 1997, Trump created discomfort for at least five teenage Miss Teen USA contestants—including one who was as young as 15—when he visited their dressing room as they were changing. “I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,’” former Miss Vermont Teen USA
Mariah Billado told Buzzfeed. His response, according to Billado, was something along the lines of “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.” Other contestants referred to the incident to Buzzfeed as “shocking” and “creepy.” While 11 of the other contestants from that year’s pageant told Buzzfeed they don’t remember the incident, Trump has gone on the record bragging about his access to dressing rooms before. “I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed,” he told Howard Stern. “No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it. … ‘Is everyone OK?’ You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”