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'People' Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle Defends Writer Natasha Stoynoff for Sharing Donald Trump Sexual Assault Story

'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.”

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  • j b

    He is defending her on deaf ears. Donald Trump supporters are so brain washed that they have become stupid brainless morons.

  • Maria M.

    Her burden? These PC idiots are equating unwanted advances by men with rape or battery. Patchetic! They are doing great disservice to the real victims of sexual abuse.

  • Casey C

    the man brags about sexually assaulting women but claims any sexual assault claim is false…someone put him out of our misery

  • tom

    Most women are so stupid,if they like a guy they let him walk all over them,if they don’t any little thing is sexual assault.Women and blacks will always be whining till the end of times

  • Cruizin1960

    I do believe he said that the women “let him”…”let” = allow, permit. If you permit something, it is not assault. Just sayin’.

  • Cruizin1960

    Jeff Cagle backs her story…how would he know…he wasn’t even around when the alleged incident occurred.

  • Casey C

    according to HIM they ‘let’. also, do you know how many times women ‘let’ a man do something because they’re scared of retaliation? or don’t report something because they’re scared of repercussions? or they”re scared of the man losing their temper? beause people saying ‘he wouldn’t have done that if you just ‘let’ him do xyz?’ women have stopped fighting during a rape because they’ve been getting hurt more by the man, you saying they’re consenting?

  • Cruizin1960

    Good try. But you don’t wait until 3 weeks before an election to finally stand up. Trump has had a lot to lose for decades if this sort of thing came out. Timing is everything and in this case highly suspect.

  • Cruizin1960

    Good try. But you don’t wait until 3 weeks before an election to finally stand up. Trump has had a lot to lose for decades if this sort of thing came out. Timing is everything and in this case highly suspect.

  • Jules

    They’re not only brain washed… They’re just plain stupid.

  • Jules

    Yes please!