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‘What Am I Going to Sue Him for Being Really Creepy?’: Trump Accusers on Why They Won’t Sue


Three Donald Trump accusers held a press conference today hosted by non-profit group Brave New Films to demand a congressional investigation into Trump’s alleged history of sexual harassment and assault in light of the #MeToo movement.

When asked by a reporter if they would consider taking legal action against Trump over what happened, however, all three said they don’t have any intentions of suing.

“I mean what am I going to sue him for being really creepy? That’s not something that would stand up in court” said Samantha Holvey, who was 2006 Miss North Carolina. Holvey contends that Trump would come by to personally check out the contestants, and make inappropriate remarks.

She said, “What I’m more concerned about is that as a culture in the country of what is acceptable behavior and if the standard our president is setting – it’s not high enough right now.”

Holvey claims that Trump would step in front of each contestant and would then “look you over from head to toe like we were just meat, we were just sexual objects, that we were not people.”

Rachel Cooks also agreed that the “court of public opinion” would be the best place to make her allegations against Trump. She claims Trump forcibly kissed her in 2005 outside of Trump Tower.

“In my situation, it is so old, I don’t even think a judge would even enter into any sort of case on it,” explained Jessica Leeds, who also attended the press conference. She claims that, during a flight 30 years ago, Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hands up her skirt in an incident she will never forget and told her friends about. “I don’t have any thoughts of going to the courts with this,” she said.

Summer Zervos, another woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Trump, has filed a defamation suit against the President. Her case was in court last week after Trump’s attorneys filed a motion to get the case tossed. A judge has not made a decision if the lawsuit will proceed.

All three women addressed the cameras alongside a representative with Brave New Films, which produced “16 Women and Donald Trump.”

President Trump has repeatedly denied the women’s claims, and even threatened to sue them last year when the allegations first came to light. To date, Trump has taken no such legal action.

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