Trump Models Is Closing Down As Staffers And Models Flee: Gothamist

The Trump Organization sold the Miss Universe Organization, which runs the international beauty pageant as well as Miss USA, in September 2015 as some of then-candidate Trump’s business partners had cut ties with him over his inflammatory rhetoric about immigrants. The following year, recordings surfaced in which Trump boasted about walking in on beauty pageant contestants as they changed in dressing rooms, and 1997 Miss Teen USA contestants said they recalled him doing the same in dressing rooms with girls as young as 15. Similar allegations arose during Trump’s time in the modeling business. During a short-lived partnership in the early ’90s with a company called American Dream Calendar Girls, a pageant-to-pinup-calendar business, Trump allegedly groped the company’s cofounder under a restaurant table, then later in the night forcibly kissed and groped her in the Mar-a-Lago estate bedroom of his daughter Ivanka, then 11. Another woman, a model contestant in the pageant, accused Trump of appearing uninvited in her bed that same night. Trump denied the allegations, and the American Dream cofounder, Jill Harth, withdrew the lawsuit outlining them as a condition of settling a separate lawsuit about money he owed.

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