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An Alabama woman who worked on Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign claimed in a Monday lawsuit that Trump kissed “without consent” in front of several people during a political event in Florida in 2016 – an accusation that denies White house.
The woman, Alva Johnson, a lawsuit Monday against Trump and his presidential campaign in the Federal court in Tampa. The lawsuit said Johnson served as the campaigns Director for public relations and coalitions for the state of Alabama, before working to help Trump in Florida during the General elections.
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To Outdo “the defendant, but Ms. Johnson was nothing more than a sexual object, he felt entitled to dominate and to humiliate,” the lawsuit States. “As he has done with so many other women, that the defendant Trump violated standards of decency and privacy by kissing, Mrs Johnson on the lips, in the work without your consent in the middle of Florida, event, and numerous other campaign officials.”
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, in a statement to Fox News called the allegation “absurd on its face.”
“But that never happened, and is directly refuted by several very credible eye-witness reports,” said Sanders.
Johnson said in an interview with the Washington Post, kissing that Trump refused, as he had a mobile home in a Aug. 24, 2016 rally in Tampa. She said, she turned her head and the kiss landed on the side of your mouth. The lawsuit alleges then-Florida attorney General Pam Bondi was a potential witness.
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“I immediately felt hurt, because I expect it or want it,” Johnson told the paper. “I can still see that his lips come straight for my face.”
During the campaign, Trump best allegations of the past riding behavior of sexual misconduct, including the former “apprentice” competitor summer Zervos, who kissed claims Trump inappropriately, groped in 2007. This is the first accusation of someone who during the campaign.
The suit also accuses Trump campaign pays her less than “a similar situation” the male staff and said, you bring the case as a “collective action” in the name of the female campaign employees “suffered, the unlawful wage discrimination.” Trump’s campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told the “Washington Post” the allegation of wage discrimination was “off-base and unfounded.”
Johnson asks for unspecified damages. It was not immediately clear, to complain why they waited until now.
Fox News’ Bill Mears and Jennifer Bowman contributed to this report.