The county is in the midst of a social reckoning. On a seemingly daily basis, men in positions of power are being held to account for sexually predatory behavior stretching back decades.
It is certainly no coincidence that as women refuse to be silenced and demand accountability for those who have mistreated them, an admitted sexual harasser sits in the Oval Office.
Former Fox host Juliet Huddy joined the ranks of the many women who have come forward with stories of sexual harassment and assault by the President. Huddy said that in 2005 or 2006 Trump attempted to kiss her on the lips in an elevator. He took her to lunch in Trump Tower, and after lunch, he tried to force himself on her. After all, “I just kiss them I don’t even wait.”
Huddy described the event saying:
“He took me for lunch at Trump Tower, just us two. He said ‘goodbye’ to me in an elevator while his security guy was there; rather than kiss me on the cheek he leaned in to kiss me on the lips. I wasn’t offended, I was kind of like, ‘Oh my god.’”
Huddy said she “didn’t feel threatened,” but that she was “surprised” by the advance. She continued saying:
“It was a weird moment. He never tried anything after that, and I was never alone with him.”
While Huddy said she did not find it offensive at the time, looking back, her feelings have changed. Huddy said:
“Now I have matured I think I would say, ‘Woah, no,’ but at the time I was younger and I was a little shocked. I thought maybe he didn’t mean to do it, but I was kind of making excuses.”
Sadly for Huddy, her experience with Trump was not the only sexually harassing experience she suffered as a Fox host. Huddy left Fox, after appearing on many shows, when she filed a sexual harassment complaint against Bill O’Reilly.
Flashback: Trump talking about how he sexually harassed some women:
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