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Trump vs. Clinton: On Trump’s Assault Allegations


(Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images; Pacific Standard)

As expected, Donald Trump was forced to address the mounting pile of sexual assault allegations leveled against him since an explosive 2005 video capturing, well, some unrepeatable language, dropped ahead of the second presidential debate. At least 10 new allegations have emerged in the last week or so, per Slate.

“Nobody respects women more than me,” Trump said once again, before asserting that the women who leveled accusations against the Republican candidate were either looking for fame or working in concert with the Hillary Clinton campaign to put her in the White House.

Statistically speaking, that’s highly unlikely. A review of data by the National Sexual Violence Research Center found that between 2 and 10 percent of rape allegations are eventually proven false … which means that even if one of these women made up her story, the others likely aren’t lying.