Donald Trump Accused Of Kissing Former Campaign Staffer In New Lawsuit

Donald Trump Accused Of Kissing Former Campaign Staffer In New Lawsuit

LOREN ELLIOTT | Times Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi walk to meet supporters organizing voter registration and Trump support just before a rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.

Johnson told the Washington Post that she felt the president was "super creepy". In an interview with the Washington Post, Johnson said, "I immediately felt violated because I wasn't expecting it or wanting it".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed the allegation as "absurd on its face". The White House denies the allegation, the Post reports.

The lawsuit also claims that Johnson did not receive fair compensation, claiming that she was "vastly underpaid" when compared to her former male colleagues. "He also told Ms. Johnson that he would not forget about her, and that he was going to take care of her", Johnson claims in the lawsuit. But she told The New Yorker that she believed the issues her lawsuit addressed outweighed the consequences of breaking her contract.

Ms Johnson is seeking financial damages and a court order to prohibit Mr Trump "from grabbing, kissing or otherwise assaulting or harassing women without prior express consent".

The Post first contacted Johnson almost a year ago, while reporting on misconduct allegations against Trump, but she declined to comment.

Mr Trump has denied charges by a number of women who said he groped and kissed them over a period of years without permission.

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According to the Post, which first reported news of Johnson's complaint, she is the first woman to publicly claim Trump sexually mistreated them while in office or while he was campaigning for president.

However, after the alleged incident, Johnson told her boyfriend, Miguel Rego, what she said had transpired.

Johnson'a attorney, Hassan A. Zavareei, in a news release, said she eventually made a decision to come forth. She's also suing over equal pay - claiming that she was paid less for her work based on race and gender.

As the lawsuit notes, Johnson claimed the kiss happened in front of other high ranking officials in Florida.

She has expertise in the areas of "voter engagement, grassroots coordination, coalition and alliance building, communications, events, messaging and strategy, campaign technology (digital and data), database and file management, and polling research", according to her website.

A Florida lawyer who she contacted not long after the incident, Adam Horowitz, said Monday that "she was definitely in distress and not just about her job".