Ahead of the election, now-President Trump’s most famous case of sexual misconduct may have been that infamous leaked “Access Hollywood” tape. In it, he bragged to Billy Bush that when you’re a star, “you can do anything… grab them by the pussy.”
However, Trump has faced sexual assault and harassment charges long before his run for president. At least 15 women have accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment since the ’80s, with three women filing lawsuits, which were eventually withdrawn or settled. In addition, one former “The Apprentice” contestant, Summer Zervos, claimed that Trump groped her in 2007, and filed a defamation lawsuit against him after he released a statement that denied her claims.
The misconduct allegations, in addition to the “Access Hollywood” tape, spurred a slew of protests, including the large Women’s March that took place the week of the general election.