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.