Four women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault are demanding that Congress investigate their claims.
Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey, Rachel Crooks and Lisa Boyne, who joined by phone, held news conference during which they urged Congress to open an investigation into the sexual harassment and assault allegations against the Trump.
Sixteen women have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct ranging from unwanted sexual advances, to groping, to full blown sexual assault.
The four women's demand were delivered as the accusations about Trump have come under increased scrutiny over the past few months as several prominent politicians and members of the media have been brought down after their sexual misconduct had been brought to light. Not helping is the fact that Trump has thrown his support behind Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who faces allegations of sexual misconduct and child molestation.
A White House spokesperson responded to the women’s accusations in a statement...
“These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts, were addressed at length during last year’s campaign, and the American people voiced their judgement by delivering a decisive victory. The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes and the publicity tour that has begun only further confirms the political motives behind them.”
The group of accusers call the statement "laughable".
The Monday news conference was hosted by Brave New Films, a documentary production company that in November released a three-minute video called “16 Women and Donald Trump”.
The video, which the four women appear in, shares the stories of the women who have come forward with their experiences of Trump allegedly assaulting or harassing them can be seen here...