Donald Trump on Saturday, Oct. 22 made public his plans to sue the women who accused him of s3xual misconduct following the release of his now-infamous lewd 2005 video.
“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” the Republican presidential candidate, 70, said during an appearance in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. “Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”
“But a simple phone call placed to the biggest newspapers or television networks gets them wall-to-wall coverage with virtually no fact-checking whatsoever,” Trump continued.
The real estate mogul then pointed the finger at his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. “It was probably the [Democratic National Committee] and Hillary’s campaign who put forward these liars with their fabricated stories,” he said on Saturday. “But we’ll probably find out later through litigation, which we’re so looking forward to.”
The sexual misconduct allegations came after a 2005 recording of Trump bragging about groping women during a conversation with Billy Bush was released online byThe Washington Post in early October. In the days following, at least 10 women came forward with claims that Trump inappropriately touched them over the past 30 years.
An 11th accuser is set to hold a press conference in Los Angeles at 2 p.m. local time on Saturday with her attorney,Gloria Allred. The news conference marks the first time the female accuser, who has not yet been identified, will speak publicly about her allegations against Trump.
The businessman has repeatedly denied the sexual misconduct allegations.