6 Witnesses Have Now Verified People Journalist Natasha Stoynoff’s Sexual Assault Claims Against Donald Trump!

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Good luck trumping this, Donald.

As you’ve definitely heard by now, ever since Donald Trump‘s infamous “Grab them by the p*ssy” leak, women have been coming forward with accusations of sexual assault against the businessman.

Some instances date back as far as the ’80s, but PEOPLE journalist Natasha Stoynoff‘s story took place in 2005 when she was on assignment at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

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Melania Trump did her best to disrupt Nat’s narrative by threatening a lawsuit… but we’re happy to report that the writer now has SIX witnesses corroborating her claims!

Unfortunately, none of the six were physically with her when the alleged assault took place — However, Natasha’s friend Liza Herz was present when they bumped into Melania on a New York City street after the fact, telling PEOPLE on Tuesday:

“They chatted in a friendly way. And what struck me most was that Melania was carrying a child and wearing heels.”

While this doesn’t prove the candidate really tried to kiss the journalist without her consent… it does bolster at least that aspect of her story — and suggests Melania was lying about their meeting for some reason.

The remaining five witnesses each attest they heard Natasha’s own version of events in the days following the attack, proving she isn’t just fabricating her allegations now that he’s running for office, as he has suggested outright claimed.

See these five witnesses’ statements (below):

PEOPLE Deputy East Coast News Editor Mary Green:

“In an early conversation we had in her office, she told me about what happened with Donald Trump. She was shaky, sitting at her desk, relaying that, ‘He took me to this other room, and when we stepped inside, he pushed me against a wall and stuck his tongue down my throat. Melania was upstairs and could have walked in at any time.’ She talked about her shock, and wondered why it had happened, if she had done anything wrong. I assured her she hadn’t. She was also angry that he had forced himself on her, that she was glad someone had interrupted him, because he was surprisingly strong.”

Longtime friend Marina Grasic:

“Natasha was also struggling about not hurting pregnant Melania if the story came out. Beyond just the attack, she was horrified by the vulgar circumstances under which she was attacked and propositioned to have an affair. She was there in a professional capacity, writing an article about their happy marriage, and after the incident Trump acted like nothing happened. She was particularly concerned that if he was capable of such behavior, what else was he capable of? Certainly character assassination by a powerful man was of great concern to her, which seems warranted in light of what Trump is saying about her this week. She ultimately decided to stay quiet but be taken off the Trump beat.”

Former Professor Paul McLaughlin:

“She wasn’t sure what she should do. I advised her not to say anything, because I believed Trump would deny it and try to destroy her. It was tough decision but in a he said/she said we believed she would lose. He seemed rather nasty at the time.”

PEOPLE East Coast Editor Liz McNeil:

“She was very upset and told me how he shoved her against a wall. The thing I remember most was how scared she was. I felt I had to protect her.”

Fellow co-worker Liza Hamm:

“Natasha has always been a vivacious person who wants to believe in the best of people, and this experience definitely messed with that outlook. But she is also a consummate professional. She told me that she asked to be taken off the Trump beat, but she tried her best to move past the experience and continue to do her job well.”


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That’s a lot to take in… but luckily, Natasha also told the mag that she’s “doing okay” now that she’s shared her story, saying:

“It’s possible he just doesn’t remember it… It was over ten years ago and I assume I am one of many, many women.

DAYUM, Natasha!

We can’t wait to see how Donald responds… /s

How many women have to come forward with similar stories before we finally believe them??

[Image via Melanie Acevedo/People and JLN/WENN .]

Oct 18, 2016 4:32pm PDT

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