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“Three years ago, before it heard from diplomats, ambassadors and lieutenant colonels — the country heard from a yoga teacher, an actress, a restaurant owner, a makeup artist — and me.
When it comes to Donald Trump, we were the first whistleblowers.
On the eve of the 2016 election, I was among more than a dozen women who came forward about being forcibly grabbed, groped and kissed by Trump. We wanted to warn the country it was in danger of voting for a serial predator.
In People, I wrote about an incident at Mar-a-Lago while interviewing Trump and his wife for the magazine in December 2005. My assignment? Come back with pictures and a happy story about their first wedding anniversary and the impending birth of their first child.
I’d interviewed them many times before — in their home at Trump Tower for an “Apprentice” cover, at their star-studded wedding reception in Palm Beach, Fla. This interview began like the others. We chatted. We laughed. A photographer took photos by the pool. Then, when a very pregnant Melania Trump went upstairs to change, Donald Trump wanted to give me a tour of the place.”
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