Election 2016

Report: Trump Companies Sued 20 Times for Mistreating Women

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

USA Today, which has produced excellent reporting on the thousands (over 5,000) of lawsuits GOP nominee Donald Trump has been involved in, has identified at least 20 lawsuits alleging mistreatment of women at Trump companies.

Among those 20 lawsuits, 3 were filed by women who say they were fired for simply reporting sexual harassment, and one case is very recent.

In at least three lawsuits reviewed by USA TODAY, women working for Trump companies allege that’s exactly what they did: they reported sexual discrimination or harassment and they lost their jobs. In several other cases, women described retaliation for making such complaints.

Just this summer, a woman who supervised the Trump Kids Club at the billionaire’s golf resort in Jupiter, Fla., sued Trump saying she endured “persistent, unwelcome sexual advances” by a manager. Erin Breen said she alerted human resources and her supervisor. In court, and in separate complaints to the Florida Commission on Human Relations and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Breen said Trump managers fired her two weeks after she complained.

They say the most damaging political attack is the one that confirms what people already thought about you.

The tape released on Friday showing Trump describing his habit of sexually assaulting women was extraordinarily devastating because there's already a long, documented history of Trump treating women like sexual objects and chattel. There's several decades worth of examples of Trump's misogyny and sexism not including the latest revelations.

And the worst may be yet to come. A curious number of anti-Trump conservatives have said there's even more damaging material that hasn't been released yet. At this point I can't even imagine what it could be.

  • muselet

    “No one has greater respect for women than me.” –Donald Trump, 09 October 2016


  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius
    • Part of me feels like this and the other part of me is like this: Please let it be over soon.

      • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

        Nope. As soon as the Red Shirts give up on Trump, they’ll immediately turn around an get to work on de-legitimizing Clinton. (voter fraud, rigged elections, Trump-Clinton conspiracy, “she only won because she was up against Trump,” etc). And that’s to say nothing of if Trump doesn’t concede – if he shouts conspiracy and refuses to go away… or if she doesn’t top 50%….

        It’ll be the make-Obama-a-one-term-President all over again. On steroids.

        These people are desperate and they feel entitled to run own the government. When we win, they feel like we’ve taken something that rightfully belongs to them. It’s their country, not ours. So we cannot legitimately occupy the oval office.

        If you think the Red Shirts are intransigent now, just you wait.

        • Well, thanks for the pep talk!

        • Victor the Crab

          Yup, they won’t learn a goddamn thing. And the Chuck Todds of the Liberal Biased Mainstream Media™ will go along with it because “both sides” and shit.

  • Aynwrong

    I’d love to think there is some photographic evidence of Trump participating in JFK’s assassination that shows him standing next to Ted Cruz’s daddy.