Four former contestants in the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant came forward to level some sick allegations against Donald Trump.
A report from BuzzFeed is the latest of a string of bad news for Trump, who’s been fending off attack after attack ever since NBC News leaked a tape of him talking dirty about women to the Washington Post. Now, four former contestants in the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant are claiming that Trump walked into the dressing room in a “pompous” manner while contestants, some of whom were only 15, were getting ready for the show.
Only one of the four women was willing to actually reveal her name while the other three remained anonymous to stay out of the media spotlight. Mariah Billado said that she remembers Trump walking in and as the women covered themselves he said something like, “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”
“I remember it shocking me,” Billado said. “I barely let anybody except my sister see me getting dressed,” even though she let half the nation see her mostly naked.
Billado said Trump going into the dressing room “was more of a pompous ‘I own this place’ rather than a perverted thing.” Still, she said, “I would never let my daughter run for a pageant that he owns.”
However, BuzzFeed did do their due diligence and tried to contact all 51 of the women who were in the pageant that year. Their efforts yielded 11 others willing to speak, and they all seriously dispute Billado’s story about the event.
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“There were so many chaperones I can’t even fathom” him doing so, said Jessica Granata, the former Miss Massachusetts Teen USA. “It was very secure.”
Allison Bowman, former Miss Wisconsin Teen USA, cast doubt on whether it happened. “These were teenage girls,” Bowman said. “If anything inappropriate had gone on, the gossip would have flown.”
“There was way too much security,” said Crystal Hughes, the former Miss Maine Teen USA. “If that was something he did, then everybody would have noticed.”
Asked why some of her fellow contestants said he did enter the changing room, Hughes responded, “They’re probably lying because they are voting for Hillary Clinton.”
This reeks of political sabotage, considering the timing of it and the fact that out of 15 people willing to discuss the incident, 11 are saying there’s no way it could have happened. In a jury trial, the eyewitness testimony from 11 people saying something didn’t happen would far outweigh the four who say it did, which means this is likely just another one of Hillary’s ploys to try to take down Trump.
After all, she’s been trying her best to destroy his support among women from the start, and it’s not like it would be that hard to get four contestants out of a field of 51 to make up a story and run with it, especially if they’re avid Hillary supporters.