Following Sen. Al Franken’s resignation over murky sexual harassment allegations, a former Fox News host just came forward to expose the president for trying to forcibly kiss her, which is the same accusation that led to Franken’s resignation.
The Huffington Post reported that former Fox anchor Juliet Huddy said that Donald Trump kissed her on the lips in an elevator after a lunch.
Via Page Six:
Juliet Huddy, who left Fox News after allegedly receiving a settlement after she made a complaint against disgraced anchor Bill O’Reilly, described how the mogul leaned in to kiss her after he took her to lunch at Trump Tower in 2005.
The TV newswoman, who now hosts a radio show on WABC Radio, revealed on “Mornin!!! with Bill Schulz” on compoundmedia.com, that she had rebuffed the now-president in the Trump Tower elevator. And Trump later appeared on her Fox News chat show, and joked to the audience, “I hit on her but she blew me off.”
Huddy said of Trump, “He took me for lunch at Trump Tower, just us two. He said goodbye to me in an elevator while his security guy was there, rather than kiss me on the cheek he leaned in to kiss me on the lips. I wasn’t offended, I was kind of like, ‘Oh my god’.” She said she went to meet a friend and Trump then invited them both back to see “The Apprentice” set, “And everything was copacetic after that.”
But she added, “I was surprised that he went for the lips. But I didn’t feel threatened … he took me out to lunch to talk about maybe me doing something with ‘The Apprentice.’ He used to watch ‘Fox & Friends,’ the show I was hosting on the weekend. Whatever, everything was fine. It was a weird moment. He never tried anything after that, and I was never alone with him.”
The botched elevator kiss occurred in “2005 or 2006,” according to Huddy. Trump married Melania in January 2005.