Former Staffer Sues Trump
In a lawsuit filed Monday morning in Florida, 43-year-old Alva Johnson said Trump had grabbed her hand and kissed her on the lips while he was getting out of an RV during a campaign rally trip on August 24, 2016, in Tampa, Florida. Johnson told the Washington Post he had leaned in for a kiss when she accidentally turned her head, and the kiss landed on the side of her mouth, which was “super-creepy and inappropriate.”
“I immediately felt violated because I wasn’t expecting it or wanting it,” she told the Post. “I can still see his lips coming straight for my face.”
Johnson, a mother of four, said the unwanted kiss happened after she had brought Trump’s campaign volunteer into the RV he was in to take photos with him. According to the lawsuit, she had given him words of encouragement before his rally and told him he’s “doing an awesome job. Go in there and kick ass.” That is when he leaned in for the kiss.
“Oh, my God, I think he’s going to kiss me,” she related to the Post. “He’s coming straight for my lips. So I turn my head, and he kisses me right on the corner of my mouth, still holding my hand the entire time. Then he walks on out.”
Multiple Trump aides and confidants, including White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, have vigorously denied Johnson's claims.