a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
We all have opinions which is fine. However, a couple opinions made are without any basis in fact. I have searched for details regarding those
opinions and have yet to find any corroborating facts, actually the opposite in regards to the opinion of rape relating to Trumps ex-wife. The word
"rape" was never in the tell all book and the claim was never made in a court room. The actual allegation in which she used the word rape was in a
sworn deposition after describing the incident in the book as a "violent episode". The deposition was related to the actual divorce proceedings which
involved a prenuptial agreement. The divorce was eventually settled according to the prenuptial agreement and on "friendly" terms. She has since
completely recanted the entire passage in the 1993 book describing her comments as "totally without merit".
(Currently on my mobile and unable to provide link to ABC interview)
I searched for any story about the opinion that Katie Johnson claiming to have worn a glove during the alleged sexual assault she described with
Trump. Found a good article from an accommodating source Daily Beast which covered all 16 accusers stories. The actual initial and only to date court
complaint filed by Katie Johnsons now former attorney. That document was difficult to read on mobile so perhaps somewhere in that filing the
allegation is made but nothing in any story about the Katy Johnson allegations ever mentioned a hand job involving the use of gloves. Thinking perhaps
that allegation was made by one of the other women and you mixed it up, I read numerous articles and again not one reference to your opinion, instead
the exact opposite. All the allegations could be described as "opportunistic" or spur of the moment assaults.
The opinion of the Katy Johnson allegation is in fact contrary to what she described. A forced sexual roleplay and violent assault where she was held
down by multiple men while forcibly raping her. It was not a casual hand job with glove affair, she described a very violent rape and then suddenly
and completely drops her case. Speculation was rampant and without sources of a settlement payout, however Katy Johnson claimed threat deterred her
from going forward. Several outlets, none I will claim credible since no sources were provided allege new evidence provided completely dispelled her
claims. We do know factually, that she has led a troubled life involving substance abuse as well as monetary strife.
In her own words in her complaint she states that she never recognized Trump during the alleged encounter, but only many years later she saw an
episode of the Apprentice and then decided to file the legal complaint naming Trump all the while remaining anonymous until the press conference
called by her attorneys which she failed to show up and instead withdrew the complaint. Until that point, no one other than her own attorneys knew who
filed the complaint so how could threats be made against her ? Her personal problems could very well have resulted from the type of encounter alleged
but nothing to show evidence of that event has ever been supplied and its improbable that her attackers would have known her name at the time much
less been able to piece together who it was so many years later.
We know factually that Trump is germaphobic and very organized as to his schedule and has been during his lengthy career with a long time personal
secretary who would have a detailed calendar, travel schedule as well as list of individuals present and during the alleged time frame of the event
that it was discredited before the actual lawsuit more formally initiated. The other 15 alleged encounters all describe very different behaviors and
are much more credible than the story described by Katy Johnson. A rapist/abuser is not an individual who is mentally prone to change their mode of
assault, the fantasy aspect of the actual encounter is a part of who they are often the actual desire behind the attack and not sexual in nature.
It seems a very opportunistic claim with zero supporting evidence, no other individuals other than Epstein identified and no criminal report ever
filed, only the potential civil suit. The other accusers, mostly credible have never filed criminal complaints nor initiated civil complaints and many
years passed before the allegations went public. It could be that each accuser have political or business to now come forward with what they
themselves have described as unverifiable. One accuser described an encounter almost as an enjoyable experience, and since her initial statements has
completely discredited herself through multiple dubious interviews.
It seemed very convenient for the glove story, undocumented anywhere, to come out to counter my common sense observations on Trumps well documented
germ phobia. I would never dismiss a claim of assault but would ardently investigate any event. As we saw during the disgusting Kavanaugh circus,
investigations often uncover facts which can counter some claims, or solidly support them. At this time, Trump has to be the most investigated
individual for some time, and while disturbing allegations have surfaced, nothing has surfaced to pass the reasonable doubt bar which our entire
Justice system is based around. It is high for a reason and if some cannot begin opinions with that high bar first and foremost in mind, then I can
only hope they WILL NEVER serve on a jury, especially when they are comfortable manufacturing facts just to support their own opinions.