Jessica Leeds

Donald Trump raised the armrest in first class and groped a stranger

She had been seated in coach. But a flight attendant invited her to take an empty seat in first class, she said. That seat was beside Mr. Trump, who did not yet own a fleet of private aircraft, records show. He introduced himself and shook her hand. They exchanged pleasantries, and Mr. Trump asked her if she was married. She was divorced, and told him so. Later, after their dinner trays were cleared, she said, Mr. Trump raised the armrest, moved toward her and began to grope her. Ms. Leeds said she recoiled. She quickly left the first-class cabin and returned to coach, she said.

“He was like an octopus,” she said. “His hands were everywhere.” - New York Times

Details

  • Source: New York Times
  • Type of assault: Kissing, Groping
  • Location: Airplane
  • Year: 1980
  • Age of victim: 38