Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • "The President of the United States stands accused of sexual misconduct by

  • more than a dozen women over a period of decades." "His hands were all over me."

  • Donald Trump is no stranger to scandal and allegations of sexual misconduct.

  • "Grab 'em by the pussy." And each time Trump seemingly escapes

  • consequences unscathed. "Donald Trump approached me then his hand touched the

  • right inside of my breast." But recent lawsuits brought against Trump

  • may put his whole presidency at risk. And it may not even matter if the women

  • behind them are successful in court.

  • The woman suing Trump are porn actress and

  • director Stephanie Clifford who's better known by her stage name

  • Stormy Daniels and former contestant on The Apprentice Summer Zervos. Daniels

  • claims she had consensual extramarital sex with Trump at a golf tournament in 2006

  • "A guy walked up on me and said to me leave Trump alone forget the story"

  • She also claims that she and her child were later threatened to keep silent and

  • that she was essentially paid hush money to sign a nondisclosure agreement.

  • To put it simply she's suing Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen to void that

  • agreement. Summer Zervos on the other hand claims she was sexually assaulted

  • by Trump at a hotel in Beverly Hills. Zervos isn't suing Trump for sexual

  • assault thoughthe statue of limitations on that is passed. Instead she's suing

  • for defamation which means she's accusing Trump for ruining her

  • reputation through comments he made that she was a liar and that she invented

  • these accusations for attention. The thing is the lawsuits brought by either

  • Daniels or Zervos could be incredibly damning for Trump's presidency even if

  • they ultimately lose their cases. The first risk to Trump is if either

  • case moves into the discovery phase the process were lawyers seek information

  • from opposing parties to build their case. Trump may not be able to fend off

  • these requests. If the lawyers did find evidence of misconduct related to their

  • clients' cases or even evidence involving other individuals they would be able to

  • release those documents to the press or to the public. The next big risk for

  • Trump is the prospect of a deposition if deposed Trump would have to answer

  • questions under oath and Trump who has a strained relationship with the truth

  • would likely be at a particularly high risk of perjuring himself.

  • We've actually been here before. Paula Jones sued former President Bill Clinton in 1994.

  • Now Jones ultimately lost her case but that didn't matter.

  • Clinton perjured himself in deposition and ended up impeached though he was

  • later acquitted by the Senate. Zervos and Daniels are far from alone in accusing

  • Trump of sexual misconduct. "I didn't know any of these women I didn't see these

  • women these women the woman on the plane the woman - I think they want either fame

  • or her campaign did it." These lawsuits could be a chance for these women

  • to be vindicated.

  • you

"The President of the United States stands accused of sexual misconduct by

Subtitles and vocabulary

Click the word to look it up Click the word to find further inforamtion about it

B2 US Vox trump misconduct suing sexual risk

Why the Stormy Daniels lawsuit matters

  • 16 0
    Samuel posted on 2018/04/02
Video vocabulary