In a new book written by Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy, the journalist pour over 100 interviews that reference and address Trump’s alleged assaults involving women in his life during his tenure prior to becoming president.
In addition, the book “reveals another 43 allegations of alleged inappropriate behavior, including 26 instances of unwanted sexual contact.”
Of the interviews in All the President’s Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator are exclusive to the book. A woman named Karen Johnson in an excerpt of the book along with an interview printed in the Esquire, revealed how she was assaulted at Mar-a-Lago during a New Year’s Eve party in the early 2000s.
Johnson was at the party with her husband and they decided to leave early. Johnson was in her thirties at the time. She made her way to the bathroom before leaving for home with her husband.
“I hadn’t seen [Trump] that whole entire night,” she says. “I was just walking to the bathroom. I was grabbed and pulled behind a tapestry, and it was him. And I’m a tall girl and I had six-inch heels on, and I still remember looking up at him. And he’s strong, and he just kissed me. I was so scared because of who he was… I don’t even know where it came from. I didn’t have a say in the matter.”
Apparently, Melania was also at the party and had gone upstairs.
After Trump finished assaulting her, Johnson says he had told her they had to see some guests out together.
“So I stood next to him while he greeted some guests out the door,” Johnson says, adding how she did not say anything at the time because she did not want to make it awkward. “I was afraid to say what had happened. I didn’t even know how it happened.”
Years later, Johnson says Trump’s recordings cut her deep.
“When he says that thing, ‘Grab them in the p*ssy,’ that hits me hard because when he grabbed me and pulled me into the tapestry, that’s where he grabbed me—he grabbed me there in my front and pulled me in,” she says.
She was also afraid to come forward as she knew her reputation would be shredded as he had more power than her.
“I feared that because I had been a dancer many years before they would say to me, ‘Well, you must have asked for it.’ What he did was very traumatizing to me,” Johnson adds. “And it still is. You know, I didn’t ask for that. I was literally just walking through a room… no matter what my past is I don’t deserve to be treated that way.”
You can purchase the book here on Amazon.