Donald Trump is making efforts to squash shocking allegations of rape. While the presidential frontrunner remains on the campaign trail, the rape allegations threaten to derail his bid for the Republican nomination. What does Trump have to say about his latest scandal?
The presidential hopeful took some time away from his campaign and addressed the allegations that he raped a teenage girl. When addressing the rumors with Radar Online, Trump denied the accusations and claimed that they are completely false.
"The allegations are not only categorically false, but disgusting at the highest level and clearly framed to solicit media attention or, perhaps, are simply politically motivated," Trump told the outlet. "There is absolutely no merit to these allegations. Period."
The rape accusations surfaced after Katie Johnson filed a suit in California that claimed Trump and Jeffrey Epstein had sexually abused her. The documents state that Trump and Epstein made her "engage in various perverted and depraved sex acts by threatening physical harm to [her] and also her family."
The court's records indicate that the abuse happened on several occasions and escalated each time. While the allegations have not been corroborated, Johnson claims that Trump was present and involved in the abuse. In fact, Johnson even claims that another minor was brought in at one point and forced to pleasure Trump.
That being said, Daily Mail is reporting that there are many inconsistencies with Johnson's story. For starters, the address Johnson wrote on the documents is currently in foreclosure. Furthermore, the home is not in Johnson's name, and was previously owned by one David Stacey, who actually passed away last fall.
"There is no indication or record that that person' named as the lawsuit plaintiff 'ever resided there. So we believe it is a false address," Trump's attorney, Alan Garten, explained. "There is no record that the phone number is tied to the person who has made these allegations."
Considering how the address and phone numbers are false, there is a possibility that Johnson is not a real person. In fact, Donald Trump's lawyers believe that Johnson is an alias used by someone who has a background in law. If this is true, then the allegations appear to be an attempt to ruin Trump's reputation and bid for the presidency.
"This was written on legal paper with margins and line numbers. It's properly captioned. It has no typos. It has footers. It cites statutes," Garten stated. "This has all the hallmarks of being drafted by someone with some level of legal background. This was filed to not leave fingerprints. I mean, there's a section titled 'material witnesses!' This is not someone with $278 to her name."
At this point, it is unclear whether or not the case is legitimate. Even if Johnson doesn't exist and the allegations are false, the reports will likely damage Trump's campaign to a certain extent. According to WetPaint, there is a good chance that Trump's campaign will grind to a halt if the reports are true.
"This is nothing short of a desperate plot to try and ruin Donald. It won't work," a political analysts explained.
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