A video released Thursday debunks a sexual misconduct allegation made against President Trump by a former campaign staffer, proving the claims to be exaggerated.
Who: Alva Johnson accused Trump of sexual misconduct for allegedly trying to kiss her on the lips during the 2016 campaign.
What: Johnson filed a lawsuit in federal court “seeking damages for emotional pain and suffering.”
Johnson told The Washington Post that Trump “grabbed her hand and leaned in to kiss her on the lips.”
“Johnson said she turned her head and the unwanted kiss landed on the side of her mouth, which she called ‘super-creepy and inappropriate,'” The Post reported.
“I immediately felt violated because I wasn’t expecting it or wanting it,” she reportedly said.”I can still see his lips coming straight for my face.”
When: The incident occurred during the 2016 campaign. Johnson filed the lawsuit in February of 2019.
Why It Matters: Video has surfaced that disputes Johnson’s claim. Trump did not grab her hand, but rather the top of her shoulders, and gave her a light peck on the cheek. It appears that Johnson’s claims were greatly exaggerated, surprising absolutely no one.