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Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup? Weed Killer in $289 Million Cancer Verdict Found in Oat Cereal and Granola Bars.
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Leroy N. Soetoro
2018-08-18 18:43:53 UTC
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https://www.ewg.org/childrenshealth/glyphosateincereal/#.W3TrHehKiHv

By Alexis Temkin, Ph.D., Toxicologist

Popular oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars come with a hefty
dose of the weed-killing poison in Roundup, according to independent
laboratory tests commissioned by EWG.

Glyphosate, an herbicide linked to cancer by California state scientists
and the World Health Organization, was found in all but two of 45 samples
of products made with conventionally grown oats. Almost three-fourths of
those samples had glyphosate levels higher than what EWG scientists
consider protective of children’s health with an adequate margin of
safety. About one-third of 16 samples made with organically grown oats
also had glyphosate, all at levels well below EWG’s health benchmark.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the Monsanto weed killer
that is the most heavily used pesticide in the U.S. Last week, a
California jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to a man
dying of cancer, which he says was caused by his repeated exposure to
large quantities of Roundup and other glyphosate-based weed killers while
working as a school groundskeeper.

EWG tested more than a dozen brands of oat-based foods to give Americans
information about dietary exposures that government regulators are keeping
secret. In April, internal emails obtained by the nonprofit US Right to
Know revealed that the Food and Drug Administration has been testing food
for glyphosate for two years and has found “a fair amount,” but the FDA
has not released its findings.

Glyphosate Was Found on Most Samples of Oat-Based Foods
Type of Food Product Name Glyphosate (ppb)*
Sample 1 Sample 2 Sample 3
Granola Nature's Path Organic Honey Almond
granola ND** ND
Back to Nature Classic Granola 620 170
Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds 430 400
Back to Nature Banana Walnut Granola Clusters 30 30 340
Nature Valley Granola Protein Oats 'n Honey 220 170
KIND Vanilla, Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds 50 60
Instant Oats Giant Instant Oatmeal, Original Flavor 760
Simple Truth Organic Instant Oatmeal, Original ND ND
Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal 620 780
Great Value Original Instant Oatmeal 450
Umpqua Oats, Maple Pecan 220 220
Market Pantry Instant Oatmeal, Strawberries & Cream 120 520
Oat Breakfast Cereal Kashi Heart to Heart Organic Honey Toasted
cereal ND ND
Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal 490 470 530
Lucky Charms**** 400 230
Barbara's Multigrain Spoonfuls, Original, Cereal 340 300
Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran oat cereal 250 120
Snack Bar Cascadian Farm Organic Harvest Berry, granola
bar ND ND
KIND Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut ND 120
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats 'n Honey 340 120
Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip granola bar 120 160
Kellogg’s Nutrigrain Soft Baked Breakfast Bars,
Strawberry 30 80
Whole Oats 365 Organic Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats ND ND
Quaker Steel Cut Oats 530 290
Quaker Old Fashioned Oats 390 1100 1300
Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats 300 ND
Nature's Path Organic Old Fashioned Organic Oats 30 20
Whole Foods Bulk Bin conventional rolled oats 10 40
Bob's Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (4 samples
tested) ND 10 20, 20***
Source: EWG, from tests by Eurofin Analytical Laboratories

*EWG's child-protective health benchmark for daily exposure to glyphosate
in food is 160 ppb.

** ND = none detected

*** Two product samples tested both had 20 ppb glyphosate concentration.

**** Lucky Charms Frosted Toasted Oat Cereal with Marshmallows.
Marshmallows were manually removed from the samples prior to shipping to
the lab and testing for glyphosate.

Each year, more than 250 million pounds of glyphosate are sprayed on
American crops, primarily on “Roundup-ready” corn and soybeans genetically
engineered to withstand the herbicide. But when it comes to the food we
eat, the highest glyphosate levels are not found in products made with GMO
corn.

Increasingly, glyphosate is also sprayed just before harvest on wheat,
barley, oats and beans that are not genetically engineered. Glyphosate
kills the crop, drying it out so that it can be harvested sooner than if
the plant were allowed to die naturally.

Roundup was produced for decades by Monsanto, which this year merged with
the German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG. In the case decided last week,
the jury found that Monsanto knew for decades of the product’s hazards and
not only failed to warn customers, but schemed to publicly discredit the
evidence. The California case that ended Friday was the first of reportedy
thousands of lawsuits against Monsanto. These suits have been brought by
farm workers and others who allege that they developed cancer from years
of exposure to Roundup.

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the
World Health Organization, reviewed extensive U.S., Canadian and Swedish
epidemiological studies on glyphosate’s human health effects, as well as
research on laboratory animals. The IARC classified the chemical as
probably carcinogenic to humans, and has steadfastly defended that
decision despite ongoing attacks by Monsanto.

In 2017, California listed glyphosate in its Proposition 65 registry of
chemicals known to cause cancer. The state’s Office of Environmental
Health Hazard Assessment, or OEHHA, has proposed a so-called No
Significant Risk Level for glyphosate of 1.1 milligrams per day for an
average adult of about 154 pounds. That level of exposure is more than 60
times lower than the safety level set by the Environmental Protection
Agency.

California’s level represents an increased lifetime risk of cancer of one
in 100,000 for an average adult. But for many cancer-causing drinking
water contaminants, OEHHA’s lifetime risk factor is set at one in 1
million. Additionally, because children and developing fetuses have
increased susceptibility to carcinogens, the federal Food Quality
Protection Act supports including an additional 10-fold margin of safety.
With this additional children’s health safety factor, EWG calculated that
a one-in-a-million cancer risk would be posed by ingestion of 0.01
milligrams of glyphosate per day.

To reach this maximum dose, one would only have to eat a single 60-gram
serving1 of food with a glyphosate level of 160 parts per billion, or ppb.
The majority of samples of conventional oat products from EWG’s study
exceeded 160ppb, meaning that a single serving of those products would
exceed EWG’s health benchmark. As part of a glyphosate risk assessment,
the EPA estimated potential highest dietary exposure levels for children
and adults. The EPA has calculated that 1-to-2-year-old children are
likely to have the highest exposure, at a level twice greater than
California’s No Significant Risk Level and 230 times EWG’s health
benchmark.

Studies suggest that glyphosate-sprayed crops such as wheat and oats are a
major contributor to glyphosate in the daily diet. In EWG lab tests, 31 of
45 samples made with conventionally grown oats had 160 ppb or more of
glyphosate.

Oat-Based Samples that Exceeded 400ppb on Average.

Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
3 tests averaged 930 parts per billion.
Product photos are not the actual products tested.


Quaker Dinosaur Eggs, Brown Sugar, Instant Oatmeal
2 tests averaged 700 parts per billion.
Product photos are not the actual products tested.


Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal
3 tests averaged 497 parts per billion.
Product photos are not the actual products tested.


Quaker Simply Granola Oats, Honey, Raisins & Almonds
2 tests averaged 415 parts per billion.
Product photos are not the actual products tested.

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The highest levels, greater than 1,000 ppb, were detected in two samples
of Quaker Old Fashioned Oats. Three samples of Cheerios had glyphosate
levels ranging from 470 ppb to 530 ppb. Twelve of the food samples had
levels of glyphosate lower than EWG’s health benchmark, ranging from 10
ppb to 120 ppb. Only two samples had no detectable glyphosate.

Glyphosate was also detected at concentrations of 10 ppb to 30 ppb in five
of 16 samples made with organic oats. The five samples came from two
brands of organic rolled oats: Bob’s Red Mill and Nature’s Path. A third
brand of organic rolled oats and all other organic oat products tested did
not contain detectable concentrations of glyphosate.

How does glyphosate get into organic foods? It could come from glyphosate
drifting from nearby fields of conventionally grown crops, or by cross-
contamination during processing at a facility that also handles non-
organic crops. Nature's Path explains:

While organic farming certifications prohibit the use of glyphosate,
organic products do not always end up completely free of glyphosate
residue. While this news may come as disappointing, it is not entirely
surprising. Glyphosate use has skyrocketed in the past decade, and it
maintains the ability to adhere to water and soil particles long enough to
travel through the air or in a stream to nearby organic farms.
The problem of glyphosate contamination of organic foods underscores the
need to restrict pre-harvest uses of glyphosate and the need for more data
on glyphosate levels in products, an area where U.S. federal agencies are
falling short.

Two years ago, under pressure from the Government Accountability Office,
the FDA began testing for glyphosate in a limited number of foods. At the
2016 North American Chemical Residue Workshop, an FDA scientist presented
data showing that glyphosate has been detected in several oat-based food
products.

After a Freedom of Information Act request by US Right to Know, earlier
this year the FDA released documents that said the agency has found “a
fair amount” of glyphosate in several processed foods. The results have
not been released, but could be made public later this year or in early
2019.

The EPA has calculated that 1-to-2-year-old children are likely to have
the highest exposure, at a level 2x greater than California’s No
Significant Risk Level and 230x EWG’s health benchmark.

In 2016, the non-profit Food Democracy Now tested for glyphosate in single
samples of a variety of popular foods. “Alarming levels” of glyphosate
were found in a number of cereals and other products, including more than
1,000 ppb in Cheerios. More recently, the Center for Environmental Health
tested single samples of 11 cereal brands and found glyphosate levels
ranging from about 300 ppb to more than 2,000 ppb.

EPA has denied that glyphosate may increase the risk of cancer, and
documents introduced in the recent California trial showed how the agency
and Monsanto worked together to promote the claim that the chemical is
safe. EWG has been urging the EPA to review all evidence linking
glyphosate to increased cancer risk and other adverse health effects in
human and animal studies. The EPA should limit the use of glyphosate on
food crops, including pre-harvest application.

Oat-based foods are a healthy source of fiber and nutrients for children
and adults, and oat consumption is linked to health benefits such as
lowered cholesterol and decreased cardiovascular risk. Parents should not
have to wonder whether feeding their children these heathy foods will also
expose them to a pesticide that increases the risk of cancer.

Glyphosate does not belong in cereal. Act and urge the EPA to restrict
pre-harvest applications of glyphosate and tell companies to identify and
use sources of glyphosate-free oats.
--
Donald J. Trump, 304 electoral votes to 227, defeated compulsive liar in
denial Hillary Rodham Clinton on December 19th, 2016. The clown car
parade of the democrat party ran out of gas and got run over by a Trump
truck.

Congratulations President Trump. Thank you for cleaning up the disaster
of the Obama presidency.

Under Barack Obama's leadership, the United States of America became the
The World According To Garp.

ObamaCare is a total 100% failure and no lie that can be put forth by its
supporters can dispute that.

Obama jobs, the result of ObamaCare. 12-15 working hours a week at minimum
wage, no benefits and the primary revenue stream for ObamaCare. It can't
be funded with money people don't have, yet liberals lie about how great
it is.

Obama increased total debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion in the eight
years he was in office, and sold out heterosexuals for Hollywood queer
liberal democrat donors.
graham
2018-08-18 19:15:24 UTC
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Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
Donald J. Trump, 304 electoral votes to 227, defeated compulsive liar in
denial Hillary Rodham Clinton on December 19th, 2016. The clown car
parade of the democrat party ran out of gas and got run over by a Trump
truck.
Congratulations President Trump. Thank you for cleaning up the disaster
of the Obama presidency.
Under Barack Obama's leadership, the United States of America became the
The World According To Garp.
ObamaCare is a total 100% failure and no lie that can be put forth by its
supporters can dispute that.
Obama jobs, the result of ObamaCare. 12-15 working hours a week at minimum
wage, no benefits and the primary revenue stream for ObamaCare. It can't
be funded with money people don't have, yet liberals lie about how great
it is.
Obama increased total debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion in the eight
years he was in office, and sold out heterosexuals for Hollywood queer
liberal democrat donors.
You pathetic fool!
jj
2018-08-19 03:00:01 UTC
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Post by graham
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
Donald J. Trump, 304 electoral votes to 227, defeated compulsive liar in
denial Hillary Rodham Clinton on December 19th, 2016. The clown car
parade of the democrat party ran out of gas and got run over by a Trump
truck.
Congratulations President Trump. Thank you for cleaning up the disaster
of the Obama presidency.
Under Barack Obama's leadership, the United States of America became the
The World According To Garp.
ObamaCare is a total 100% failure and no lie that can be put forth by its
supporters can dispute that.
Obama jobs, the result of ObamaCare. 12-15 working hours a week at minimum
wage, no benefits and the primary revenue stream for ObamaCare. It can't
be funded with money people don't have, yet liberals lie about how great
it is.
Obama increased total debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion in the eight
years he was in office, and sold out heterosexuals for Hollywood queer
liberal democrat donors.
You pathetic fool!
Trump is a pedophile. Most of his supporters crave children for sex.



Trumpites don't think it's perverse to rape children like Trump did
because they ALL like to rape children. In fact, being a pedophile fast
tracks you to membership in Trump's MAGA club.

[Trump has been buying the silence and intimidating women he's sexually
assaulted for decades, his followers are no better than he]

In 1994, Trump went to a party with Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire who was
a notorious registered sex offender, and raped a 13-year-old girl that
night in what was a "savage sexual attack," according to a lawsuit filed
in June 2016 by "Jane Doe." The account was corroborated by a witness in
the suit, who claimed to have watched as the child performed various
sexual acts on Trump and Epstein even after the two were advised she was a
minor.

"Immediately following this rape Defendant Trump threatened me that, were
I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trump’s sexual and
physical abuse of me, my family and I would be physically harmed if not
killed," Jane Doe wrote in the lawsuit, filed in New York.

During a court deposition, Ivana Trump—Donald's first wife and mother to
Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka—accused the president of raping her in 1989.
The private account was described in former Newsweek reporter Harry Hurt
III’s 1993 book, Lost Tycoon. It details the alleged "violent assault," in
which Trump pulled out fistfuls of his ex-wife’s hair after receiving a
painful operation on his scalp.

"He jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen
months," Hurt wrote. "Ivana is terrified.… According to versions she
repeats to some of her closest confidants, 'he raped me.'"

Ivana walked back her allegations against Trump after his lawyers insisted
she write the following statement at the beginning of her book, according
to The New York Times: "During a deposition given by me in connection with
my matrimonial case, I stated that my husband had raped me. I referred to
this as a 'rape,' but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a
literal or criminal sense."

A former Trump business associate, Jill Harth, claimed in a 1997 lawsuit
the New York real estate mogul “attempted rape” and groped her without her
consent on various occasions. In the suit, Harth described a violent
encounter at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, in which Trump allegedly threw her
against the wall of one of his children’s bedrooms before lifting up her
dress.

"It was a shocking thing to have him do this, because he knew I was with
George [her partner], he knew they were in the next room," she recalled in
an October 2016 interview with The Guardian. "How could he be doing this
when I'm there for business?"

In the pre-election interview, Harth maintained her allegations against
Trump despite having withdrawn her lawsuit against him after he settled a
separate suit her partner filed over a business dispute.

Trump has denied all three of these accusations. He said that Harth’s
claims were "meritless" and that accusations of him raping a minor were
"categorically false" and "politically motivated." Michael Cohen, his
former lawyer and top aide, defended him against Ivana Trump’s claims,
saying, "By the very definition, you can't rape your spouse."

The president has also been accused of sexual harassment or assault by at
least 16 women.


Donald Trump's Sexual Assault Accusers Demand Justice in the #MeToo Era:
'We Were Forgotten'

The recent accusations of sexual misconduct against a long list of
powerful men in Hollywood and other industries have been widely believed —
and led to resignations, loss of careers and other fallout.

Meanwhile, some of the women who accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment
or assault during the presidential campaign wonder when the president
might finally pay a price for what he allegedly did to them.

“Things just seem to fall off of Trump, I’m extremely disappointed,” says
Jessica Leeds, 75, who alleges Trump tried to kiss her, fondle her breasts
and put his hand up her skirt while on a flight to New York in the early
1980s.


Their stories — like the harrowing one PEOPLE writer Natasha Stoynoff
shared of Trump allegedly attacking her in 2005 by pushing her up against
a wall at Mar-a- Lago and shoving his tongue down her throat — are backed
up in most cases by co-workers, friends or family members.

And then there is Trump’s own words. In early October of last year came
the infamous video showing Trump boasting to Billy Bush in 2005 of
sexually assaulting women, that because he’s a star he can “grab them by
the pussy.” Days later, Trump denied he ever did those things during the
second presidential debate and dismissed the comments as “locker room
talk.”



In the weeks that followed, many women alleged on the record that Trump
had touched, grabbed or kissed them without their permission. Over the
course of his campaign, more than 10 would come forward.

“I feel this issue has been ‘on hold’ all year, but not forgotten,” says
Stoynoff in an email. “It’s been simmering on the stove with the lid on,
like a pressure cooker. But now the heat’s on and it’s going to boil and
the lid is going to blast off.”

That blast off may come with help from a defamation lawsuit filed by
Summer Zervos, a former Apprentice contestant who has alleged Trump began
kissing her very aggressively and put his hand on her breast without her
consent in 2007.

Zervos filed the suit after Trump repeatedly called his accusers liars.
Through her attorney, Gloria Allred, she declined to be interviewed for
this story.

Norm Eisen, former chief White House ethics lawyer for President Barack
Obama, says the lawsuit is “critically important” because “the president’s
alleged offenses against women, of sexual harassment, sexual assault, are
very serious, much more serious than many of those that have resulted in
people losing their jobs.

Gloria Allred (left) and Summer Zervos
Gloria Allred (left) and Summer ZervosRingo H.W. Chiu/AP


“That should get a full and fair examination,” Eisen says, “and at the
moment that lawsuit is the best vehicle we have to do that.”

Trump, meanwhile, has called the ongoing legal case against him “totally
fake news. It’s just fake. It’s fake. It’s made-up stuff, and it’s
disgraceful.”

In a statement to PEOPLE, his attorney Marc Kasowitz says the lawsuit is
“based on allegations of events that never occurred.”

Trump himself has also denied all allegations against him, tweeting last
year that the accusations are “100% fabricated and made-up charges.” He
also called the charges “false allegations and outright lies” while on the
campaign trail last fall.

Stoynoff says Trump should apologize and issue a statement saying “that we
are not liars.”

“For Trump and his press secretary to continue to push the false agenda
that the women are liars and continue to so cavalierly defame private
citizens is outrageous and improper.”



Florida resident Melinda McGillivray, 38, tells PEOPLE that Trump gave her
rear end “a grab” while she was helping a photographer friend at an event
at Mar-a-Lago in 2003.

During this last year, she says, “I feel like we were forgotten about and
there was no justice, but I do feel he will have his day in court.”

She is also “appalled” that a growing numbers of Republicans seem to
believe the women accusing Roy Moore but don’t appear to believe Trump’s
accusers — or are simply ignoring their claims.

“It’s disturbing,” McGillivray says in a text, “that many of Trump’s
diehard supporters are so stubborn that they can’t seem to come to terms
with the reality that their president is just as guilty as Roy Moore.”
jj
2019-07-29 22:43:10 UTC
Permalink
Post by graham
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
Donald J. Trump, 304 electoral votes to 227, defeated compulsive liar in
denial Hillary Rodham Clinton on December 19th, 2016. The clown car
parade of the democrat party ran out of gas and got run over by a Trump
truck.
Congratulations President Trump. Thank you for cleaning up the disaster
of the Obama presidency.
Under Barack Obama's leadership, the United States of America became the
The World According To Garp.
ObamaCare is a total 100% failure and no lie that can be put forth by its
supporters can dispute that.
Obama jobs, the result of ObamaCare. 12-15 working hours a week at minimum
wage, no benefits and the primary revenue stream for ObamaCare. It can't
be funded with money people don't have, yet liberals lie about how great
it is.
Obama increased total debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion in the eight
years he was in office, and sold out heterosexuals for Hollywood queer
liberal democrat donors.
You pathetic fool!
Trump is a pedophile. Most of his supporters crave children for sex.



Trumpites don't think it's perverse to rape children like Trump did
because they ALL like to rape children. In fact, being a pedophile fast
tracks you to membership in Trump's MAGA club.

[Trump has been buying the silence and intimidating women he's sexually
assaulted for decades, his followers are no better than he]

In 1994, Trump went to a party with Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire who was
a notorious registered sex offender, and raped a 13-year-old girl that
night in what was a "savage sexual attack," according to a lawsuit filed
in June 2016 by "Jane Doe." The account was corroborated by a witness in
the suit, who claimed to have watched as the child performed various
sexual acts on Trump and Epstein even after the two were advised she was a
minor.

"Immediately following this rape Defendant Trump threatened me that, were
I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trump’s sexual and
physical abuse of me, my family and I would be physically harmed if not
killed," Jane Doe wrote in the lawsuit, filed in New York.

During a court deposition, Ivana Trump—Donald's first wife and mother to
Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka—accused the president of raping her in 1989.
The private account was described in former Newsweek reporter Harry Hurt
III’s 1993 book, Lost Tycoon. It details the alleged "violent assault," in
which Trump pulled out fistfuls of his ex-wife’s hair after receiving a
painful operation on his scalp.

"He jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen
months," Hurt wrote. "Ivana is terrified.… According to versions she
repeats to some of her closest confidants, 'he raped me.'"

Ivana walked back her allegations against Trump after his lawyers insisted
she write the following statement at the beginning of her book, according
to The New York Times: "During a deposition given by me in connection with
my matrimonial case, I stated that my husband had raped me. I referred to
this as a 'rape,' but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a
literal or criminal sense."

A former Trump business associate, Jill Harth, claimed in a 1997 lawsuit
the New York real estate mogul “attempted rape” and groped her without her
consent on various occasions. In the suit, Harth described a violent
encounter at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, in which Trump allegedly threw her
against the wall of one of his children’s bedrooms before lifting up her
dress.

"It was a shocking thing to have him do this, because he knew I was with
George [her partner], he knew they were in the next room," she recalled in
an October 2016 interview with The Guardian. "How could he be doing this
when I'm there for business?"

In the pre-election interview, Harth maintained her allegations against
Trump despite having withdrawn her lawsuit against him after he settled a
separate suit her partner filed over a business dispute.

Trump has denied all three of these accusations. He said that Harth’s
claims were "meritless" and that accusations of him raping a minor were
"categorically false" and "politically motivated." Michael Cohen, his
former lawyer and top aide, defended him against Ivana Trump’s claims,
saying, "By the very definition, you can't rape your spouse."

The president has also been accused of sexual harassment or assault by at
least 16 women.


Donald Trump's Sexual Assault Accusers Demand Justice in the #MeToo Era:
'We Were Forgotten'

The recent accusations of sexual misconduct against a long list of
powerful men in Hollywood and other industries have been widely believed —
and led to resignations, loss of careers and other fallout.

Meanwhile, some of the women who accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment
or assault during the presidential campaign wonder when the president
might finally pay a price for what he allegedly did to them.

“Things just seem to fall off of Trump, I’m extremely disappointed,” says
Jessica Leeds, 75, who alleges Trump tried to kiss her, fondle her breasts
and put his hand up her skirt while on a flight to New York in the early
1980s.


Their stories — like the harrowing one PEOPLE writer Natasha Stoynoff
shared of Trump allegedly attacking her in 2005 by pushing her up against
a wall at Mar-a- Lago and shoving his tongue down her throat — are backed
up in most cases by co-workers, friends or family members.

And then there is Trump’s own words. In early October of last year came
the infamous video showing Trump boasting to Billy Bush in 2005 of
sexually assaulting women, that because he’s a star he can “grab them by
the pussy.” Days later, Trump denied he ever did those things during the
second presidential debate and dismissed the comments as “locker room
talk.”



In the weeks that followed, many women alleged on the record that Trump
had touched, grabbed or kissed them without their permission. Over the
course of his campaign, more than 10 would come forward.

“I feel this issue has been ‘on hold’ all year, but not forgotten,” says
Stoynoff in an email. “It’s been simmering on the stove with the lid on,
like a pressure cooker. But now the heat’s on and it’s going to boil and
the lid is going to blast off.”

That blast off may come with help from a defamation lawsuit filed by
Summer Zervos, a former Apprentice contestant who has alleged Trump began
kissing her very aggressively and put his hand on her breast without her
consent in 2007.

Zervos filed the suit after Trump repeatedly called his accusers liars.
Through her attorney, Gloria Allred, she declined to be interviewed for
this story.

Norm Eisen, former chief White House ethics lawyer for President Barack
Obama, says the lawsuit is “critically important” because “the president’s
alleged offenses against women, of sexual harassment, sexual assault, are
very serious, much more serious than many of those that have resulted in
people losing their jobs.

Gloria Allred (left) and Summer Zervos
Gloria Allred (left) and Summer ZervosRingo H.W. Chiu/AP


“That should get a full and fair examination,” Eisen says, “and at the
moment that lawsuit is the best vehicle we have to do that.”

Trump, meanwhile, has called the ongoing legal case against him “totally
fake news. It’s just fake. It’s fake. It’s made-up stuff, and it’s
disgraceful.”

In a statement to PEOPLE, his attorney Marc Kasowitz says the lawsuit is
“based on allegations of events that never occurred.”

Trump himself has also denied all allegations against him, tweeting last
year that the accusations are “100% fabricated and made-up charges.” He
also called the charges “false allegations and outright lies” while on the
campaign trail last fall.

Stoynoff says Trump should apologize and issue a statement saying “that we
are not liars.”

“For Trump and his press secretary to continue to push the false agenda
that the women are liars and continue to so cavalierly defame private
citizens is outrageous and improper.”



Florida resident Melinda McGillivray, 38, tells PEOPLE that Trump gave her
rear end “a grab” while she was helping a photographer friend at an event
at Mar-a-Lago in 2003.

During this last year, she says, “I feel like we were forgotten about and
there was no justice, but I do feel he will have his day in court.”

She is also “appalled” that a growing numbers of Republicans seem to
believe the women accusing Roy Moore but don’t appear to believe Trump’s
accusers — or are simply ignoring their claims.

“It’s disturbing,” McGillivray says in a text, “that many of Trump’s
diehard supporters are so stubborn that they can’t seem to come to terms
with the reality that their president is just as guilty as Roy Moore.”
jj
2019-12-05 15:46:02 UTC
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Post by graham
Post by Leroy N. Soetoro
Donald J. Trump, 304 electoral votes to 227, defeated compulsive liar in
denial Hillary Rodham Clinton on December 19th, 2016. The clown car
parade of the democrat party ran out of gas and got run over by a Trump
truck.
Congratulations President Trump. Thank you for cleaning up the disaster
of the Obama presidency.
Under Barack Obama's leadership, the United States of America became the
The World According To Garp.
ObamaCare is a total 100% failure and no lie that can be put forth by its
supporters can dispute that.
Obama jobs, the result of ObamaCare. 12-15 working hours a week at minimum
wage, no benefits and the primary revenue stream for ObamaCare. It can't
be funded with money people don't have, yet liberals lie about how great
it is.
Obama increased total debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion in the eight
years he was in office, and sold out heterosexuals for Hollywood queer
liberal democrat donors.
You pathetic fool!
Trump is a pedophile. Most of his supporters crave children for sex.



Trumpites don't think it's perverse to rape children like Trump did
because they ALL like to rape children. In fact, being a pedophile fast
tracks you to membership in Trump's MAGA club.

[Trump has been buying the silence and intimidating women he's sexually
assaulted for decades, his followers are no better than he]

In 1994, Trump went to a party with Jeffrey Epstein, a billionaire who was
a notorious registered sex offender, and raped a 13-year-old girl that
night in what was a "savage sexual attack," according to a lawsuit filed
in June 2016 by "Jane Doe." The account was corroborated by a witness in
the suit, who claimed to have watched as the child performed various
sexual acts on Trump and Epstein even after the two were advised she was a
minor.

"Immediately following this rape Defendant Trump threatened me that, were
I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trump’s sexual and
physical abuse of me, my family and I would be physically harmed if not
killed," Jane Doe wrote in the lawsuit, filed in New York.

During a court deposition, Ivana Trump—Donald's first wife and mother to
Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka—accused the president of raping her in 1989.
The private account was described in former Newsweek reporter Harry Hurt
III’s 1993 book, Lost Tycoon. It details the alleged "violent assault," in
which Trump pulled out fistfuls of his ex-wife’s hair after receiving a
painful operation on his scalp.

"He jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen
months," Hurt wrote. "Ivana is terrified.… According to versions she
repeats to some of her closest confidants, 'he raped me.'"

Ivana walked back her allegations against Trump after his lawyers insisted
she write the following statement at the beginning of her book, according
to The New York Times: "During a deposition given by me in connection with
my matrimonial case, I stated that my husband had raped me. I referred to
this as a 'rape,' but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a
literal or criminal sense."

A former Trump business associate, Jill Harth, claimed in a 1997 lawsuit
the New York real estate mogul “attempted rape” and groped her without her
consent on various occasions. In the suit, Harth described a violent
encounter at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, in which Trump allegedly threw her
against the wall of one of his children’s bedrooms before lifting up her
dress.

"It was a shocking thing to have him do this, because he knew I was with
George [her partner], he knew they were in the next room," she recalled in
an October 2016 interview with The Guardian. "How could he be doing this
when I'm there for business?"

In the pre-election interview, Harth maintained her allegations against
Trump despite having withdrawn her lawsuit against him after he settled a
separate suit her partner filed over a business dispute.

Trump has denied all three of these accusations. He said that Harth’s
claims were "meritless" and that accusations of him raping a minor were
"categorically false" and "politically motivated." Michael Cohen, his
former lawyer and top aide, defended him against Ivana Trump’s claims,
saying, "By the very definition, you can't rape your spouse."

The president has also been accused of sexual harassment or assault by at
least 16 women.


Donald Trump's Sexual Assault Accusers Demand Justice in the #MeToo Era:
'We Were Forgotten'

The recent accusations of sexual misconduct against a long list of
powerful men in Hollywood and other industries have been widely believed —
and led to resignations, loss of careers and other fallout.

Meanwhile, some of the women who accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment
or assault during the presidential campaign wonder when the president
might finally pay a price for what he allegedly did to them.

“Things just seem to fall off of Trump, I’m extremely disappointed,” says
Jessica Leeds, 75, who alleges Trump tried to kiss her, fondle her breasts
and put his hand up her skirt while on a flight to New York in the early
1980s.


Their stories — like the harrowing one PEOPLE writer Natasha Stoynoff
shared of Trump allegedly attacking her in 2005 by pushing her up against
a wall at Mar-a- Lago and shoving his tongue down her throat — are backed
up in most cases by co-workers, friends or family members.

And then there is Trump’s own words. In early October of last year came
the infamous video showing Trump boasting to Billy Bush in 2005 of
sexually assaulting women, that because he’s a star he can “grab them by
the pussy.” Days later, Trump denied he ever did those things during the
second presidential debate and dismissed the comments as “locker room
talk.”



In the weeks that followed, many women alleged on the record that Trump
had touched, grabbed or kissed them without their permission. Over the
course of his campaign, more than 10 would come forward.

“I feel this issue has been ‘on hold’ all year, but not forgotten,” says
Stoynoff in an email. “It’s been simmering on the stove with the lid on,
like a pressure cooker. But now the heat’s on and it’s going to boil and
the lid is going to blast off.”

That blast off may come with help from a defamation lawsuit filed by
Summer Zervos, a former Apprentice contestant who has alleged Trump began
kissing her very aggressively and put his hand on her breast without her
consent in 2007.

Zervos filed the suit after Trump repeatedly called his accusers liars.
Through her attorney, Gloria Allred, she declined to be interviewed for
this story.

Norm Eisen, former chief White House ethics lawyer for President Barack
Obama, says the lawsuit is “critically important” because “the president’s
alleged offenses against women, of sexual harassment, sexual assault, are
very serious, much more serious than many of those that have resulted in
people losing their jobs.

Gloria Allred (left) and Summer Zervos
Gloria Allred (left) and Summer ZervosRingo H.W. Chiu/AP


“That should get a full and fair examination,” Eisen says, “and at the
moment that lawsuit is the best vehicle we have to do that.”

Trump, meanwhile, has called the ongoing legal case against him “totally
fake news. It’s just fake. It’s fake. It’s made-up stuff, and it’s
disgraceful.”

In a statement to PEOPLE, his attorney Marc Kasowitz says the lawsuit is
“based on allegations of events that never occurred.”

Trump himself has also denied all allegations against him, tweeting last
year that the accusations are “100% fabricated and made-up charges.” He
also called the charges “false allegations and outright lies” while on the
campaign trail last fall.

Stoynoff says Trump should apologize and issue a statement saying “that we
are not liars.”

“For Trump and his press secretary to continue to push the false agenda
that the women are liars and continue to so cavalierly defame private
citizens is outrageous and improper.”



Florida resident Melinda McGillivray, 38, tells PEOPLE that Trump gave her
rear end “a grab” while she was helping a photographer friend at an event
at Mar-a-Lago in 2003.

During this last year, she says, “I feel like we were forgotten about and
there was no justice, but I do feel he will have his day in court.”

She is also “appalled” that a growing numbers of Republicans seem to
believe the women accusing Roy Moore but don’t appear to believe Trump’s
accusers — or are simply ignoring their claims.

“It’s disturbing,” McGillivray says in a text, “that many of Trump’s
diehard supporters are so stubborn that they can’t seem to come to terms
with the reality that their president is just as guilty as Roy Moore.”
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