Alba Johnson, President Donald Trump, Attorney discussed on Ben Ferguson


Happy Monday, it is event Ferguson show and a former Trump campaign staffer has sued the president United States of America today and his campaign alleging that the president kissed her without her consent. That is the latest news on this issue. That has just happened. A former Trump campaign staffer is suing President Donald Trump in his campaign alleging that the then Republican presidential candidate kissed her without her consent during the two thousand sixteen race. He's also suing over equal pay claiming that she was paid less for her work based on race and gender. Alba johnson. A former campaign staffer who lives in Alabama. Now alleged in a lawsuit filed today that Trump grabbed her hand and forcibly kissed her without her consent inside an RV and Ford in August. She doesn't sixteen Trump was meeting with volunteers and signing autographs inside the RV, MRs Johnson noses that defendant. Trump was watching her and appeared to be trying to make eye contact with her the lawsuit alleges after Trump was alerted by secret service that he was due for his next rally. She urged him to go in there and kiss eighty s. Trump then. Allegedly grasps her hand and praised her efforts quotas defendant, Trump spoke he tightened his grip on MRs Johnson's hand and lean towards her. He moved close enough that she could fill his breath on her skin, the lawsuit states. Mrs Johnson, suddenly realized that defendant Trump was trying to kiss her on the mouth and attended avoid this by turning her head to the right. Defended Trump kissed her anyway and then kit and the kiss landed on the corner of her mouth, the lawsuit alleges that several witnesses saw the incident, including then Ford attorney general pan Bondi, then state director, Karen, Jim Moret and regional directors. Earl Tony Ledbetter, Michael Tyner and Nick Corvino the lawsuit alleges that bond smiled when the incident occurred in gene, gene, or grab MRs Johnson's elbow and gave it an approving tug after the incident our way to the campaign state headquarters in Sarasota, Florida the suit claims that Johnson called her partner, and then her parents to tell them about what had happened crying as she recalled the incident. The lawsuit says, gee, Nora had arrived in Sarasota earlier and was already sharing details with other campaign staff the lawsuits existence was first reported by the Washington Post body said in a statement to CNN that the allegation allegations, Allah Johnson are making our quote fos as a career prosecutor and attorney general had I seen anything improper I would have taken action. The state attorney general afford said I was with the president the RV and these allegations are false geo, nor did not respond to requests for comment though. She told the post that they did not recall the incident in the RV and denied reacting and the manner which Johnson has described in the lawsuit Johnson's whose background was an event planning and human resources voted for Democrats in previous election cycles. However, she was intrigued by the possibility of working on the campaign of a relatively unknown political out. Outsider like the defendant. Trump the lawsuit states prior to being hired Johnson says she first met Trump in November fifteen at Birmingham, Alabama rally at the first encounter Johnson allegedly. She engaged in inappropriate behavior. She's claiming when Johnson walked up to introduce yourself to Trump. He allegedly looked her up and down and said, oh, beautiful beautiful fantastic. Johnson was hired in January sixteen but after the access Hollywood tape was publicized October of sixteen Johnson sought legal counsel for guidance over the RV incident about a week after the tapes released Johnson's quit Johnson quit the campaign. The lawyer alternate decided not take the case, according to the lawsuit at our former lawyers arrangement Johnson saw a therapist. She continued to fill considerable emotional distress. Because of the force kissing and had nightmares about the lawsuit claims the lawsuit. Also claims Johnson did not receive fair compensation claiming she was vastly underpaid. When compared to her former marriage male colleagues on the campaign, MS Johnson was also underpaid compared to similar qualified and less qualified male staffers lawsuit states, she had not know, this fact until very recently miss Johnson's experience is not isolated. Indeed, the campaign engaged in systematic gender discrimination in pay against its female employees. The lawsuit states the White House has been asked for. Comment. Kaley mcenaney national press secretary for the Trump campaign said in a statement, the Trump campaign has never discriminated based on race, ethnicity, gender or any other basis and the allegations suggesting otherwise is off base and unfounded. Johnson's Washington-based attorney who decided to take the case told CNN that Johnson is coming out publicly with allegations of sexual misconduct against President Trump because she decided that she couldn't be silent anymore. She tried higher lawyer meeting after the access Hollywood tape came out after the lawyer decided it was basically too big of a case for them. And they weren't going to take it on she decided to try to move on with her life. But after Trump's election, sh she her new attorney says Johnson has been overcome with a sense of guilt and responsibility for any Roche may have played in helping Trump win the election. Johnson has been particularly upset about the Trump administration's policies affecting migrant families. Her attorney also said to CNN court. I think that I think the thing that moves her most was seeing the four separations, she's a mother and feels very deeply about that. And was very mostly affected personally affected by seeing Trump put young children and put them in cages. The lawsuit says she side that she couldn't be silent anymore. And her attorney said his client is only one in a long line of victims. Donald trump's. Activities quote, unlike so many of the other victims, she's the only one with the ability to see him directly for his sexual misconduct. The other lawsuits have been for defamation or some of the victims haven't been able to bring any lawsuits at all because they've been barred by statute of limitations for that reason. I think she uniquely situated to hold him accountable for an actual act of sexual assault. The attorney added that with the launch of this lawsuit. Johnson is resigned to the fact that she is likely to be criticized by all sides. She knows as an African American woman who worked on the campaign and now coming out against Trump. She probably going to take it from both sides. But she's ready to stand up and take responsibility for what she did. Johnson is now focused on doing what she can to hold him accountable for his sexist and racist conduct. According to the post three months after hiring. The attorney last year Johnson moved to seal a year old court case in which to family members Saudi temporary restraining order against her and was enjoined in the request to seal the records by family members. On some of the reporting in the posts about her relatives in Georgia. The attorney said it was silly sideshow. And then everybody is on good terms. Now, referring to your own family. It had restraining orders against her. On some of the reporting in the post about her relatives, Georgia. They said, quote, it's a private family matter, adding it's totally irrelevant to her case asked why Johnson her family took the action to seal those records, her attorney said through a spokesman that it was to protect the privacy of her family. So that is the latest that we have on this case. I'll let you decide what you think about these claims. There's this is all the information that we have about these claims at this point. But I wanted to let you know about it. We've got a lot more to talk about today on the show. But that is certainly the breaking news also Democrats have just passed a Bill to fund college for illegal immigrants with tax payers money and that same Bill. They're now looking to make the law of the land from the federal government's perspective. I'm going to have the news on that coming up next on the Ben Ferguson show. 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