Three women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct detailed their allegations at a press conference Monday and demanded a congressional investigation to hold him accountable.
Samantha Holvey, Rachel Crooks and Jessica Leeds all appeared at a press conference Monday with Robert Greenwald, the founder of Brave New Films. Before the press conference began, Brave New Films showed a video the company had produced showing testimonials from 16 women who have alleged President Trump had sexually harassed them. Testimonies from Holvey, Crooks and Leeds were included in the film.
The three women also appeared on Megyn Kelly’s show on NBC this morning, and their stories had been publicized before. But Crooks explained that the allegations have a new meaning with the power of the #MeToo movement, which has resulted in disclosures of sexual harassment allegations that have brought down powerful men like Matt Lauer and Harvey Weinstein.
Calling on Congress to put aside partisan affiliations, she urged the legislative chamber to investigate the President.
“Women have found strength in one another and the courage to come forward, leaving many powerful men to suffer the consequences of their actions,” she said. “Trump however, has escaped this path unscathed, but over a dozen women have come forward about his sexual misconduct and we have video proof of him promoting such behavior. In an objective setting, without question, a person with this record would have entered the graveyard of political aspirations never to return. Yet, here we are with that man as President.”
While the film from Brave New World detailed 16 allegations, 19 women in total have accused President Trump of sexual harassment. The White House has denied the allegations and claimed that the women who have come forward are lying. But on Sunday, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley deviated from her colleagues in the administration and said that the accusers should be heard.
“There was one man who wasn’t being held accountable who wasn’t being talked about who was not being called out and that was Donald Trump,” said Greenwald of his inclination to create the film detailing the allegations. “When the person accused is the President it is vitally important we don’t turn the other way.”