Donald Trump's #metoo moment is here

Kristopher Drake
December 12, 2017

Rachel Crooks, left, Jessica Leeds, center, and Samantha Holvey attend a news conference, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in NY to discuss their accusations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump. The president denied the allegations and claimed that he never met the women.

The White House told Megyn Kelly Todayin a statement: "These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts, were addressed at length during last year's campaign, and the American people voiced their judgement by delivering a decisive victory".

US Senate candidate Roy Moore, a Republican from Alabama, is accused of sexually assaulting two teenagers and pursuing relationships with several others decades ago, when he was in his 30s.

In an apparent divergence from the White House line, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley also said Sunday that any women claiming to be victims of sexual harassment - including those implicating Trump - "should be heard". She did not provide the list by late Monday. "These allegations are credible; they are numerous", she continued.

Three US lawmakers announced their resignations from Congress last week over sexual harassment allegations, including Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota.

Three women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault will appear on Megyn Kelly's NBC show at 9 a.m. on Monday before they have a national press conference at 10:30.

Rachel Crooks, a former Trump Tower receptionist who said the celebrity businessman kissed her on the mouth in 2006 without consent, called for Congress to "put aside party affiliations and investigate Trump's history of sexual misconduct".

In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump calls the New York Democrat "lightweight" and "a total flunky for Chuck Schumer", the Senate Democratic leader.

The allegations come in light of the growing "Me Too" movement across America which has seen men from the very public worlds of entertainment, media and Government outed and often punished for sexual misconduct.

The press conference was hosted by Brave New Films, a nonprofit that recently made a short film titled "16 Women and Donald Trump".

"Women who accuse anyone should be heard".

Trump could be forced to testify in court regarding the sexual misconduct allegations as part of a defamation lawsuit filed by Summer Zervos, one of his accusers, if the case is not dismissed.

The women are among the at least 15 who came forward with a wide range of accusations against Trump. "It left me feeling like very gross, very dirty". Her claim is that Trump damaged her reputation when he later denied the allegations and called her a liar.

"I know that he was elected", Haley said on CBS.

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