Alva Johnson, a former campaign staffer for President Trump in 2016 falsely claimed that President Trump gave her an unwanted kiss on the lips at a campaign event.
Alva Johnson, a former campaign staffer when Donald Trump was running for president in 2016, claims that she was the victim of an unwanted and forcible kiss from Trump before a rally in Tampa.
“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,’ ” according to previous court filings, 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.’” She filed a lawsuit in February.
In the short video, Johnson tells Trump, “I’ve left my family for eight months for you.” Trump clasps her shoulders and then appears to give her a Hollywood air kiss near her cheek.”Thank you,” he says. Then, as he moves down the line, Johnson says, “We’re gonna get you into the White House. I’ll sleep in February.”
Lawyers on both sides are claiming that this proves there case but it is clear that Trump is the winner from the release of this video.(Trump’s lawyers released the video)
Trump lawyer Charles Harder said the recording shows Johnson’s suit is “unmeritorious and frivolous.”
“The Video shows that Plaintiff’s allegations in the Complaint that Mr. Trump ‘forcibly’ kissed her, and kissed her ‘on the mouth,’ are entirely false,” Harder wrote in a court filing. “In watching the Video, the only conclusion a reasonable person could reach is that the exchange was an innocent moment between a dedicated campaign staffer and the candidate for whom she was working.”
Trump’s attorneys also said that just before the disputed embrace amid a gathering of supporters in a recreational vehicle near the August 2016 rally, Johnson told Trump she’d been away from her family for eight months working for him.
After the kiss cited in the lawsuit, Johnson can be heard saying: “We’re going to get you in the White House; I’ll see you in February.”
While Trump’s legal team cast the video as devastating for Johnson’s suit, her attorneys said the recording is a boon to her case because it confirms that she and Trump did interact in the RV on the date Johnson claimed.
“We are gratified and pleased that we finally have proof what Ms. Johnson has been alleging in this lawsuit,” said Hassan Zavareei, an attorney for Johnson. “It is basically exactly what Ms. Johnson has been saying.”
Zavareei said there are only minor differences from Johnson’s longstanding account. “She said Trump was holding her by the hands. In fact, he grabbed her by the shoulders. … Other than that, it’s basically identical to what she alleged,” her attorney said.
Asked whether the interaction is notably different from those frequently seen on rope lines at campaign events, Zavareei said: “I don’t regard it as innocuous. … Does it look dramatic? No. That does not mean it wasn’t a serious battery. It’s a battery because she didn’t want it to happen. It’s not an appropriate thing to do to another person.”
Anyone watching this video clearly can see she had no problem with the kiss. If there was a problem why didn’t she say anything about it right then and there? Instead, she said we need to get you elected.
This case is beyond a joke and I’m happy we now have video evidence to prove it.
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