On Wednesday, attorneys for President Donald Trump released a 15-second video of the president embracing former campaign staffer Alva Johnson in 2016. Johnson is suing the president over the alleged incident, claiming she was forcibly kissed on the mouth by Trump. But Trump’s attorneys now say the video evidence confirms that the lawsuit is utterly frivolous.
“And I’ve left my family for eight months for you,” Johnson says in the video clip. Mr. Trump then grabs her shoulders and kisses her on the cheek while saying, “Thank you.” . . .
The clip has been confirmed by both parties’ attorneys as the incident Johnson is claiming was the alleged battery by Mr. Trump. The incident happened in a vehicle in Tampa, Florida, surrounded by Trump supporters, including White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino.
“Johnson says Trump ‘moved close enough that she could feel his breath on her skin’ when she ‘suddenly realized … Trump was trying to kiss her on the mouth,’ previous court fillings [sic] said,” Business Insider reported. “Johnson said that she ‘attempted to avoid this by turning her head to the right’ and that ‘Trump kissed her anyways … on the corner of her mouth.'”
Trump attorney Charles Harder, who uploaded the video, said the clip was “undeniable evidence that [Johnson’s] battery claim is unfounded and frivolous by virtue,” court documents said, according to Business Insider.
This staffer said Trump grabbed her by the shoulders and forcibly kissed her at a campaign event. She is now suing Trump for "violating norms of decency."
Someone else captured this video, just released tonight.
The instance seems to have been greatly mischaracterized. pic.twitter.com/qAxJjPyrnN
— Boomieleaks (@notwokieleaks) July 11, 2019
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