Conservative Controversies & Scandals

Republican Sex Scandals

  • Bill O'Reilly was accused of sexual harassment by at least five women and has settled five sexual harassment lawsuits out of court totaling $13 million. The lawsuits span a decade, but two of the accusations came to light in lawsuits against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Update: 21st Century Fox fired Bill O'Reilly effective immediately.
  • Christian values proponent, and republican Alabama Governor, Robert Bentley, resigned after being charged and pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges relating to an alleged affair with his aide that he had at first denied. The alleged affair became public following the release of inappropriate phone conversations with his aide by his ex-wife.
  • Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey, who was also Donald Trump's campaign chairman for the state of Oklahoma, was caught in a motel room with an underage boy after police were asked to conduct a "welfare check at a local hotel." Police proceeded to find Shortey at a Super 8 motel room with the minor boy. The police are recommending that Shortey be charged with soliciting prostitution of a minor, prostitution within 1,000 feet of church and transporting purpose of prostitution.
  • Donald Trump claimed in a 1990 interview that adultery was not a sin.
  • Donald Trump has been accused of sexually assaulting a former beauty queen back in 2006 shortly before she was set to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman. Ninni Laaksonen, the former Miss Finland for 2006, accused Trump of groping her and grabbing her buttocks as she was posing for a picture with him.
  • Adult film star Jessica Drake reported that she was invited to Donald Trump's hotel suite in 2006. She said she didn't feel comfortable going alone, so she brought two female friends with her. Once there, Trump allegedly hugged and kissed all three women without invitation. She reported that after that encounter, she went back to her room. Per Drake's report, Donald Trump then called and "asked me to return to his suite and have dinner with him, and he also invited me to a party." When she declined, Trump reportedly responded with, "What do you want? How much?". She declined again, but Trump or a male calling on his behalf called yet again, offering her $10,000 for her time. She once again declined.
  • A 45-year-old woman came forward to report that Donald Trump groped her inappropriately at the 1998 U.S. Open. She alleged that Donald first glared at her and commented about her appearance to his male friends. Then she said that he came up to her, grabbed her right arm and made contact with her right breast. When she flinched, he allegedly said, "Don't you know who I am?". She said she felt embarrassed and blamed herself for years.
  • A woman only known as Jane Doe has filed a civil lawsuit against Donald Trump and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein claiming that Trump raped her when she was only thirteen years old. The rape reportedly took place in 1994 at Mr. Epstein’s Manhattan residence. Update: A federal judge has ordered the lawyers for Trump, Epstein, and "Jane Doe" to appear in court on December 16, 2016.
  • Cathy Heller, 63, came forward about an incident she had with Trump. She alleges that decades ago, likely in 1997, at a Mother's Day brunch at Donald Trump's estate, Trump tried to kiss her on the lips without her consent, while she was simply holding her hand out for greeting. "He took my hand, and grabbed me, and went for my lips." she claimed. Alarmed, she leaned back and avoid him, she said. And then Trump said to her, "Oh, come on." She said he was strong, planted a kiss on the side of her mouth, and then just walked away. She added that he seemed to feel "entitled" to kiss her. Two others verified the story, though Trump denies it ever happened.
  • A woman has come forward and accused Donald Trump of sliding his hands underneath her mini-skirt and of touching her vagina through her underwear at a Manhattan social club in the early 1990's. The woman said she immediately told friends who corroborated her version of the incident to the Washington Post.
  • Donald Trump claimed that women with problems are "always the best in bed" during a 2005 discussion with Howard Stern. Trump and Stern were discussing Lindsay Lohan's struggles at the time and their discussion took a dark turn. Trump offered that "[s]he’s probably deeply troubled and therefore great in bed. How come the deeply troubled women, you know, deeply, deeply troubled, they’re always the best in bed?”
  • Former 'Apprentice' contestant Summer Zervos accused Donald Trump of making unwanted sexually advances toward her in 2007, two years after she left the show. Zervos first allegedly met with Donald Trump for an employment opportunity in 2007 at Trump's New York office. Zervos said Trump kissed her unexpectedly multiple times on the lips at the office. Trump then allegedly invited her to met again to further discuss opportunities at a Los Angeles hotel, according to Zervos, where Trump made multiple sexual advances toward her, all unwarranted. Trump denies the interaction at the hotel ever happened. Zervos reportedly decided to go public with this story after multiple reports came out of Trump's behavior toward women in the past.
  • A former supermodel has come forward and accused Donald Trump of lewd and derogatory comments directed towards women during a White House dinner in 1993. The woman who has come forward said Trump wouldn't stop talking about the size of women's breasts and said that "fat women aren’t real women.” The host of the party, Editor Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair magazine, corroborated the woman's account and said she asked her to be moved to another table.
  • A woman has come forward and accused Donald Trump of kissing her on the cheeks and mouth without her permission while in an elevator with him at Trump Tower in New York City back in 2005. The alleged victim claimed Trump shook her hand outside of an elevator but then began kissing her cheeks and then her mouth. The victim then immediately called her sister and recounted what had just happened.
  • Multiple former 1997 Miss Teen USA contestants have accused Donald Trump of walking in on them when they were undressed in a dressing room during the pageant. They claimed Trump "just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Others girls were naked. Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half-naked changing into our bikinis." The former teenagers also claimed that employees with the pageant encouraged the young girls to "lavish Trump with attention."
  • A woman publicly came forward and accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her during a flight in the 1980's. She claimed to have sit next to Trump on a flight to New York and that Trump grabbed her breasts and attempted to put his hands up her skirt. Trump has denied the allegations, but the New York Times has spoken with four separate people who confirmed the woman's story.
  • PEOPLE Magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff reported that during a December 2005 interview with Donald Trump and his former wife Melania at Trump's house, Trump forced himself on her and told her they were going to have an affair, while Melania left the room for a few minutes. Natasha reported that Trump asked her to come see a 'tremendous' room. Once inside, Donald allegedly pushed her against the wall and forced his tongue down her throat. According to Stoynoff, a minute later, the butler came in and let them know Melania would be back shortly. Trump then said, "You know we're going to have an affair, don't you?".
  • A woman has come forward and accused Donald Trump of groping her at a party in Florida. The victim immediately went to one of her companions and informed him of the incident and her companion backs up her story.
  • Donald Trump told Howard Stern in a 2005 interview that he enjoyed walking in on Miss USA pageant contestants while they were getting dressed because he "sort of got away with things like that.” He full statement reads: “I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed. No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it…. ‘Is everyone OK’? You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”
  • Over twenty former crew members, editors and contestants on Donald Trump's show "The Apprentice" have accused him of a wide range of sexist and lewd behavior throughout the shows history. The former crew members also claimed Trump would talk about the breast size of female contestants and openly discussed which ones he would like to have sex with.