Celebrities React: Donald Trump Sexual Assault Allegations
Celebrities are reacting to the sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump. See stars’ reaction tweets below.
In the last 24 hours, a number of women have come forward to accuse Trump of sexual assault. Two of the accusers told their stories to the New York Times, while a former People reporter wrote a first-hand account for the magazine about her own alleged incident with the Republican nominee. The claims come just days after Trump denied ever committing sexual assault at the presidential debate, despite being caught on video saying he forcibly gropes women.
Trump is insisting the women who have gone public are lying. He tweeted on Thursday morning, “Why didn’t the writer of the twelve year old article in People Magazine mention the ‘incident’ in her story. Because it did not happen!” Patton Oswalt replied, “Whoa! Really? Then you must be preparing a slam-dunk defamation lawsuit! Can’t wait!”
The GOP candidate went on to write, “The phony story in the failing @nytimes is a TOTAL FABRICATION. Written by same people as last discredited story on women. WATCH!” That led Oswalt to respond, “ANOTHER fake story?! Oh man, the @nytimes must be terrified! You’re gonna sue ’em, right? Right? If it’s fake? Like you say it is? Right?”
Meanwhile, Mia Farrow was keeping track of the increasing number of accusers, writing, “Yesterday 10 women reported Trump sexually assaulted them 4 in @BuzzFeed 2 in @NYT 2 in @guardian 1 in @pbpost 1 on FB.” She went on to add, “Also the reporter from @People and the woman represented by @LisaBloom Now 12 women are accusing Trump of sexual assault.”
Alyssa Milano also noted, “12 women are now accusing @realDonaldTrump of sexual assault.” Pauley Perrette said, “All of you who are screaming about #Trump abusing you and degrading you? I believe you. I know pervert power mongers. Been a victim of such.” Samantha Ronson also tweeted directly to Trump, “For the sake of this world, may all your victims come forward.”
“WOW. SO upsetting,” Debra Messing tweeted in response to the allegations against Trump. John Legend observed, “The irony of all this happening as we’re about to elect the first woman president.” Josh Gad also argued, “America is turning down a very dark path right now. There is no choice this election. It’s not about politics. It’s about right vs. wrong.”
Piers Morgan, a “Celebrity Apprentice” winner who has largely supported Trump, acknowledged, “Trump & his campaign in big, big trouble now. Latest barrage of new allegations very damaging.: He went on to write a Daily Mail column, in which he argued, “Trump has to persuade American women he’s not a serial sex pest — fast.”
Judd Apatow also wrote to one of Trump’s campaign managers, Kellyanne Conway, “If you stepped down it would mean a lot to victims of this type of violence. It’s not too late to make the ethical choice.” He also retweeted a 2013 tweet from Trump that said, “For the sake of New York City, all recent sexting victims of Anthony ‘Carlos Danger’ Weiner should come forward.”
Rosie O’Donnell told a Twitter follower, “So many of us are traumatized by his behavior – words – manner – and the smug attitude of every abuser.” And Chrissy Teigen said, “Prediction: Trump will plant one woman to falsely accuse him of sexual misconduct. After he threatens to sue, she will publicly say she lied. End: all other claims become void. Republicans rejoice.”
On Thursday afternoon, Trump again denounced the allegations at a rally. Among his comments was a dig at the People writer’s appearance, with the businessman-turned-politician implying that she is not pretty enough to be sexually assaulted. That prompted Sarah Hyland to tweet, “So let me get this straight. If Natasha Stoynoff was ‘hot enough,’ Trump WOULD have sexually assaulted her?” And on Thursday night, Lady Gaga posted, “Thanku to the panelists @AC360 for explaining why women are coming forward now: because Trumps words @ debate sent abused women into a panic.”