'People' Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle Defends Writer Natasha Stoynoff for Sharing Donald Trump Sexual Assault Story
This week, People magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff opened up about being sexually assaulted by Donald Trump, and now, editor-in-chief of the mag Jess Cagle is backing her story and commending her for speaking out.
In a rally today, Trump said, “These vicious claims of inappropriate conduct about me with women are totally and absolutely false.”
Jess responded in a statement (via People), “We are grateful to Natasha Stoynoff for telling her story. Ms. Stoynoff is a remarkable, ethical, honest and patriotic woman, and she has shared her story of being physically attacked by Donald Trump in 2005 because she felt it was her duty to make the public aware. To assign any other motive is a disgusting, pathetic attempt to victimize her again. We stand steadfastly by her, and are proud to publish her clear, credible account of what happened. It is heartbreaking that her fear of retaliation by Trump kept her from reporting the incident when it happened. She has carried this secret for more than a decade, and we hope that by coming forward now she is relieved of that burden.”