Now an exclusive report in The Hill reveals that several women were being offered money to make the claims.
A well-known women’s rights lawyer sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump during the final months of the 2016 presidential race, according to documents and interviews.
California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill.
It’s a very detailed and shocking investigative report, and important to note it was conducted by the mainstream media.
It’s also interesting to note that Bloom went on to defend Harvey Weinstein against reports that he sexually harassed women.
She weakly defends her actions against Trump in The Hill report. We suggest you read the whole report here.
DeGette is demanding these women “must be heard,” and for once, we agree with her. But we’d also like to hear from all of those donors who were bankrolling this smear campaign against Trump, and from the media outlets who were paying money for these stories.