“Jill Harth’s first concern with Donald Trump’s hands wasn’t that they were small. It’s that they were everywhere,” Nicholas Kristof writes in the New York Times.
“Harth and her longtime boyfriend were in meetings with Trump to forge a business partnership. ‘He was relentless,” Harth recalled in an interview, describing how on Dec. 12, 1992, he took the couple to dinner and a club — and then situated himself beside Harth and ran his hands up her skirt, to her crotch. ‘I didn’t know how to handle it. I would go away from him and say I have to go to the restroom. It was the escape route.’
“We’ve all heard of Trump’s unethical or loutish behavior, most recently in a 2005 recording unearthed by The Washington Post on Friday in which he boasts of kissing and groping women. The story that Harth and the boyfriend, George Houraney, tell of their interactions with Trump over six years — including business cheating and attempted rape — shows how that predation worked in practice. ‘He name-dropped continuously,’ Harth said under oath in a deposition in a subsequent lawsuit, ‘when he wasn’t groping me.’
“Harth and Houraney were simply an ordinary Florida couple thrilled that Trump wanted to partner with them. And that’s when the nightmare began. (Trump strongly denies these improprieties.) Anyone thinking about voting for Trump would do well to listen to Houraney and Harth.”
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