Welps, there goes yet another DEBUNKED fake sexual assault allegation …
Earlier this year, a former staffer for President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign sued the president on the basis that he’d kissed her without her consent while on the campaign trail.
The White House promptly denied campaign staffer Alva Johnson’s allegations, with then-press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying in a statement to Fox News, “This never happened and is directly contradicted by multiple highly credible eye witness accounts.”
While all the evidence available at the time seemed to add credence to Sanders’ denial, new evidence unveiled this week has practically certified it in stone.
The evidence is video footage published online Wednesday that shows the president giving what even the left-wing media have described as “a very innocent kiss” to Johnson.
This video was cited in a motion filed by Trump’s lawyers Wednesday.
“The Video shows that Plaintiff’s allegations in the Complaint that Mr. Trump ‘forcibly’ kissed her, and kissed her ‘on the mouth,’ are entirely false,” the president’s attorneys wrote.
“In watching the Video, the only conclusion a reasonable person could reach is that the exchange was an innocent moment between a dedicated campaign staffer and the candidate for whom she was working.”
The president’s attorneys also noted that Johnson, the plaintiff, had been all smiles after the alleged sexual assault occurred.
“[A]fter this very brief exchange, in which she appears to kiss him (or the air next to his face), she smiles, and then says ‘We’re going to get you in the White House and I’ll see you in February,’ meaning right after the Inauguration, which is held on January 20 after every Presidential election,” they wrote.
The video was recorded at a campaign event in August 2016 by then-campaign volunteer Brian Hayes. In the motion filed Wednesday, he said he’d be willing to testify in court about what he’d seen and recorded on the day that the alleged sexual assault had occurred.
“I have personal and firsthand knowledge of the matters set forth in this declaration and, if called and sworn as a witness, I could and would testify competently thereto under oath,” he said.
“I was present in the recreational vehicle when Alva Johnson encountered Donald Trump during a campaign event on August 24, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. Using the video camera function on my personal mobile telephone, I recorded their brief interaction.”
See the motion in its entirety below:
This information could very well mean “case closed” for Johnson’s seemingly frivolous, factually substantiated, and possibly money-motivated lawsuit. Why? For one, the scenery in the video perfectly matches the scenery described by Johnson in her suit.
“Ms. Johnson was nothing more than a sexual object he felt entitled to dominate and humiliate,” her suit reads. “Like he has done with so many other women, Defendant Trump violated norms of decency and privacy by kissing Ms. Johnson on the lips without her consent in the middle of a Florida work event and in front of numerous other Campaign officials.”
And two, the rest of the evidence points to this being a scam/hoax.
When she filed her suit in February, she claimed at the time to The Washington Post that she’d quit Trump’s campaign after the notorious “Access Hollywood” tape went public: “I felt sick to my stomach. That was what he did to me.”
The tape went public in 2016. Yet as recently as 2017, Johnson had been feverishly praising Trump.
“He is more incredible in person than I think you would even think as you see him on TV,” she said during an appearance on radio station WVNN’s “Politics and Moore” on May 6th of that year. “He’s just the nicest guy. . . . He treats everyone as if they are a part of his family.”
During the interview she added that she was expecting to soon be given a post-election job as the “second-in-command” at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon: “I will at some point be heading over to Portugal to work in the embassy,” she boasted.
How does someone quit a campaign after allegedly being sexually assaulted, and then turn around and praise the very person whom she claims had sexually assaulted her!?
Listen to the full interview below starting at the 13:30 mark:
But there’s more.
The suit Johnson filed alleged specifically that prior to the start of a rally in Tampa on Aug. 24, 2016, then-GOP nominee Trump leaned in to kiss her as he exited an RV.
“She said she turned her head, and the kiss landed on the side of her mouth. The lawsuit claims then-Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was a potential witness,” Fox reported in February.
“I immediately felt violated because I wasn’t expecting it or wanting it. I can still see his lips coming straight for my face,” Johnson reportedly said to The Washington Post.
Here’s the problem: Bondi denied seeing the kiss. And as of July, former campaign staffer Brian Hayes has clearly denied ever seeing the kiss as well.
Yet despite all this, Johnson appears to be optimistic about her suit …
When questioned by Politico about the video footage published by Trump’s lawyers, her attorney Hassan Zavareei said, “We are gratified and pleased that we finally have proof what Ms. Johnson has been alleging in this lawsuit. It is basically exactly what Ms. Johnson has been saying.”
He has since doubled down on Twitter and suggested there’s a sinister conspiracy afoot:
First, it shows almost exactly what she alleged—except it’s worse. She remembered that he held her by the hand. Instead, the video shows he grabbed her by both shoulders and pulled her into him. She told the truth. https://t.co/9yIHJZKEcO
— Hassan Zavareei (@hzavareei) July 11, 2019
Alva told the truth. And they all lied. So they altered and deep-sixed the evidence until the eve of her deposition. And now they want to prevent us from getting other electronic discovery.
— Hassan Zavareei (@hzavareei) July 11, 2019
Few appear to be buying his outlandish story:
You give attorneys a bad name. Your client is a liar. You’re a liar. That is an innocuous greeting. That video destroys your false argument
— Stable Genius (@Chris_Carson_) July 11, 2019
It shows she’s lying. Hope it was worth her 15 minutes. You should be ashamed of yourself because you made it harder for actual victims, you money grubbing ambulance chaser.
— Jimni27 (@jimni27) July 11, 2019
The video is a godsend. Not only does it prove that the Alva Johnson allegation is another hoax, the video casts doubt on all claims against Trump. Why? Because the anti-Trump zealots are doubling down – saying THIS is what they consider harassment.
— Georgette O (@Orwell_2012) July 11, 2019
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