In the middle of an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon on Wednesday before the third presidential debate, Mark Cuban revealed that he knew of two women who Donald Trump had been inappropriate with in the past.
“Have you ever heard of anything like these women coming forward or him being untoward or ... ?” Lemon asked.
Mark Cuban’s statements about Trump start around 3:08.
“Yes. Yes, and I know one,” Cuban said. “And it just didn’t happen recently. My friend reminded me, and it was from 2000. And she, you know, I don’t expect her to come forward. I wouldn’t recommend she come forward. I know somebody else from two years ago that won’t come forward. So, you know, it’s not anything that caught me by surprise.”
Caught off guard, Lemon asked for Cuban to elaborate.
“I can tell you, my friend that was dating this one woman, just reminded me of the story they told me right after it happened,” Cuban said. “They put it all down in detail and obviously I remembered it. And then I had another person who contacted me after the race started and told me a story. But I don’t want to go into it. It’s all second- and third-hand, other than to say it’s factually true. I don’t have any doubts that what we’re hearing is true.”
At least nine women have come forward alleging that Trump once harassed or assaulted them in the days since the Washington Post published audio earlier this month of the Republican presidential nominee using lewd language to refer to sexually assaulting women. Similar accusations preceded the audio recording as well.