A timeline of Donald Trump’s alleged sexual misconduct: who, when and what

At the second debate, Donald Trump denied ever kissing or touching women without consent. But a number of women have come forward to contradict that

Several women have come forward in the last 24 hours accusing the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, of sexual misconduct, in multiple incidents spanning the last 30 years.

The women spoke out after Sundays second presidential debate, during which Donald Trump denied ever having kissed and touched women without their consent. The debate followed the release of a 2005 video showing Trump bragging about how he could grab womens genitals and just start kissing women with impunity, just because he was famous.

Have you ever done those things? moderator Anderson Cooper asked during the debate.

No I have not, Trump responded. But his statement arguably opened the flood gates for multiple women to come forward with claims of their own.

At a rally in Florida on Thursday, Trump dismissed the womens stories as fabrications.

These comments and vicious claims about me are totally and absolutely false, and the Clintons know it. These claims are all fabricated theyre pure fiction and outright lies. These events never ever happened. You take a look at these people, you study these people and youll understand, said Trump.

But the claims that emerged on Wednesday are just the latest against Trump regarding his behavior towards women. Here is a timeline of the allegations by more than a dozen women, many of which have only been made public in recent days.


Who: Jessica Leeds

When the allegations became public: 12 October 2016

When the incident allegedly took place: around 1980

What allegedly happened: The now 74-year-old told the New York Times that Trump groped her on a plane after she sat next to him in a first-class cabin during a business trip to New York more than 30 years ago. She says Trump lifted the armrest between them and then touched her breasts and attempted to put his hands up her skirt. It was an assault, she told the Times. He was like an octopus His hands were everywhere.

Trumps response: Trump denies the incident took place. This entire article is fiction, and for theNew York Times to launch a completely false, coordinated character assassination against Mr Trump on a topic like this is dangerous, said the Trump campaign in a statement.

His lawyers have sent a letter to the New York Times demanding a retraction and threatening further legal action. The New York Times is standing by its story.

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

The phony story in the failing @nytimes is a TOTAL FABRICATION. Written by same people as last discredited story on women. WATCH!

October 13, 2016

Who: Ivana Trump

When the allegations became public: 1993

When the incident allegedly took place:1989

What allegedly happened: Trumps first wife Ivana said that she had been raped by her then husband after an argument, according to her divorce deposition, a claim which was reported in a 1993 book called Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump. As a condition of her divorce settlement, Ivana is not allowed to comment publicly on her marriage without Trumps permission. The book was printed with a statement from Ivana clarifying the incident:

[O]n one occasion during 1989, Mr Trump and I had marital relations in which he behaved very differently toward me than he had during our marriage. As a woman, I felt violated, as the love and tenderness, which he normally exhibited towards me, was absent. I referred to this as a rape, but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.

Ivana and Donald Trump in 1991. Photograph: Butler/Bauer/Rex/Shutterstock

Trumps response: Youre talking about the frontrunner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as a private individual who never raped anybody, Michael Cohen, special counsel at The Trump Organization, told the Daily Beast when it reported on the comments in July 2015. He also threatened to sue if the Daily Beast published a story on the allegations, although no legal action took place.


Who: Unnamed young girl

When the allegations became public: 12 October 2016

When the incident allegedly took place: 1992

What allegedly happened: Video from a 1992 Entertainment Tonight Christmas special has emerged on Wednesday in which Trump, who was 46 at the time, is heard talking to a young child. Trump asks if she is going up the escalator. When she tells him she is, he responds and its not clear exactly who hes talking to, as Trumps face doesnt appear onscreen Im going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?

Trumps response: Trump has not spoken about the incident and did not respond to the Guardians request for comment before the deadline for publication.

Who: Jill Harth

When the allegations became public: 1997

When the incident allegedly took place:1992-93

What allegedly happened: Harth, a makeup artist, gave a presentation to Trump at his offices in Trump Tower in 1993, with her then romantic (and business) partner George Houraney. She said Trump made advances on her, including groping her under the table during a dinner the following night at the Plaza Hotel.

Then, in January 1993, Harth and Houraney travelled to Trumps Mar-a-Lago property in Florida to celebrate their business deal. During a tour of the property, Trump pulled Harth into one of the childrens bedrooms, she claimed.

He pushed me up against the wall, and had his hands all over me and tried to get up my dress again, Harth said in an interview with the Guardian in July, 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 Im there for business?

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/13/list-of-donald-trump-sexual-misconduct-allegations