In the last six days, eight women have come forward accusing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of sexual assault. This brings the total number of sexual assault accusations against the nominee to 13, with many more accusations of harassment, sexual misconduct and general creepiness.
From the way some of Trump’s surrogates ― and Trump himself ― have been talking, you’d think being an alleged victim of sexual assault was just a fun way to get rich quick and skyrocket yourself to fame and fortune! So we decided to investigate.
Below are a sampling of the awesome things that happen when you accuse a powerful man like Donald Trump of sexual assault:
- You’re called a liar on Twitter...
- And on TV...
- And at political rallies...
- And by your cousin...
- And/or a random man who says he took a plane ride with you 30+ years ago.
- You’re assumed to be part of a conspiracy.
- You’re told you’re too ugly to be assaulted.
- You’re told you waited too long to publicly talk about the assault to have been assaulted.
- You get to watch the man you say assaulted you mime groping you while people cheer.
- You’re told that bragging about doing the very things you remember said man doing to you is just “locker room banter”...
- And “boy talk”...
- And just “what happens when alpha personalities are in the same presence.”
- BONUS: You may feel compelled to take a self-imposed vacation and leave the country for your own safety.
So fun! So cool! So many perks!
Scroll below to see a timeline of the sexual assault accusations against Donald Trump...
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
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