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Moore v Trump: the sex misconduct charges- and the responses

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The sexual misbehaviour allegations against Roy Moore have resuscitated interest in accusations against Donald Trump, formed before last years election

Spot the difference. The allegations regarding sex misbehaviour against Alabama politician Roy Moore, who is running for the United states senate, have recreated those who are interested in the accusations of sexual impropriety made against Donald Trump.

Multiple girls have made allegations against the pair. How different has Moore’s response been from Trump’s? And has the Republican party’s reaction been consistent?

Roy Moore

The accusations

Leigh Corfman pretensions she was 14 when Roy Moore, then 32 and an auxiliary district attorney in Alabama, demonstrated an acquaintance with their own families. Corfman said he drove her to his home in the lumbers, took off some of her robes, caressed her, fondled her and steered her mitt to touch his genitals through his underwear.

Beverly Young Nelson claims Moore physically criticized her in a vehicle when she was 16, grabbing her breasts and trying to thrust her intelligence down on to his crotch.

Tina Johnson claims Moore groped her backside in 1991 when she was 28 and was consulting him when he was a advocate in private practice.” He didn’t pinch it, he grabbed it ,” she said.

Gena Richardson claims that when she was around 18 and working at the mall Moore, then around 30, influenced her out on a year, but then kissed her so “forcefully” that she grew frightened.

A number of other women have also made accusations that Moore haunted them as teens and the neighbourhood news area, Alabama.com , said locals had listened he was banned from a shopping center because of his predatory demeanor.

In his own words

” These accusations are completely false and are a hopeless political attempt by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on education campaigns ,” Moore, 70, said in a statement, published on 9 November.

The next day, he told Fox News’s Sean Hannity’s radio see:” I don’t know Ms Corfman from anybody. I never talked to her, never had any contact with her. The allegations of sexual misconduct with her are completely false. I believe they’re politically motivated. With regard to the other girls, you understand this is 40 years ago and, after my return from the military forces, I dated a lot of young girls .”

On the campaign trial on 15 November, he said:” Why do you think I’m being hassled in the media, and beings pushing forth charges in the last 28 days of this election ?”

What have Republican said?

Senator John McCain: ” The accusations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside .”

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders :” Like most Americans the president believes we cannot stand a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person’s life. However, the president too believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside .”

US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin: ” If the allegations prove to be true, he should step down .”

Alabama nation examiner Jim Ziegler :” There is nothing to see here. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus .”

Donald Trump

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The president bragged about fondling women in a strip from 2005. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/ Reuters

The accusations

At least 24 females have also accused Trump of improper sexual action in multiple incidents encompassing the last 30 years.

They include: Jessica Leeds, who claimed in 2016 that Trump assailed her when she sat next to him on a flight around 1980, touching her breasts and trying to set his hands up her skirt, against her will. Jill Harth, who accused Trump in a 1997 lawsuit of attempted crime and in 2016 told the Guardian Trump relentlessly prosecuted her in 1992. Tasha Dixon, former Miss Arizona, was one of several females who complained about Trump coming into the women’s changing room backstage of the Miss USA races, without allow or a knock on the door.

Trump bragged about groping women without their agree on a strip from the television substantiate Access Hollywood in 2005, which surfaced in October 2016.

On the videotape, when Trump investigates the status of women waiting to host a trip he is engender, he says:” Whoa! I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful … I exactly start caressing them … I don’t even wait. And when you’re a ace, they let you do it. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything .”

In his own words

In response to the Access Hollywood strip, Trump said it was ” locker-room banter “. He said:” I told you so. I was wrong, and I defend. I’ve never said I’m a perfect person , nor pretended to be someone that I’m not .”

To the other allegations, he said:” I don’t know those people …[ Hillary] Clinton’s disreputable expedition started[ it ].”

He has also greeted specific to some of the women’s accusations.” The phony storey in the mis New York Times is a TOTAL FABRICATION ,” Trump tweeted about the interview with Jessica Leeds.

” None of this ever has just taken place ,” Trump said of the allegations by Rachel Crooks.

” You are a disgusting human being ,” he told a New York Times reporter who asked him about the allegations. And through his advocate, Michael Cohen, Trump denied these allegations made by Harth.

The White House has said its official post is that all the women are lying.

But Trump effectively approved the accounts from attractivenes pageantry contestants in a 2005 interrogation with Howard Stern.” I’ll go backstage and everyone’s going dressed, and no souls are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the parade. You know, they’re standing there with no clothes and you check these stupendous appearing dames, and so, I sort of get away with occasions like that ,” Trump said.

What did Republicans say?

H ouse of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan :” I am sickened by what I discovered today. Women are to be endorse and adored , not objectified. I hope Mr Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this time shows .” Senate majority president Mitch McConnell :” I strongly believe that Trump needs to apologize directly to women and girls everywhere, and take full responsibility for the utter lack of respect for women shown in his comments on that videotape .”

Republican National Committee chairman and later Trump’s joint chiefs of staff Reince Priebus :” No woman should ever be described in these terms or talked about in this manner. Ever .”

Read more: www.theguardian.com

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