A woman has filed a $100 million lawsuit in California federal court accusing Donald Trump of raping her three times when she was a youngster.
Katie Johnson asserts in court documents that the New York billionaire forced her to “engage in various perverted and depraved sex acts by threatening physical harm to (Johnson) and her family.”
Trump vigorously repudiated the claims.
“The allegations are not only categorically false, but disgusting at the highest level and clearly framed to solicit media attention or, perhaps, are simply politically motivated,” Trump told the tabloid website Radar Online, the first publication to report on the lawsuit. “There is absolutely no merit to these allegations. Period.”
Jeffrey Epstein, a previous banker and imprisoned sex offender, is also named in the charge, which was filed April 26 in the Central District of California. She claims the sexual assaults occurred at a home kept by Epstein, who hosted “sex parties” joined by Trump. Johnson moreover claims a former worker of Epstein, named as Tiffany Doe, was an eyewitness and can authorize her claims.
Johnson asserts she and other teenagers were used by Trump as “sex slaves” and that the sexual assaults occurred from June to September 2004 when she was 13. She said she was tempted by a possible modelling profession and cash. She explicitly labels the sexual assaults in the civil complaint, which you can read in full below:
Johnson filed the complaint pro se, meaning she is signifying herself. No attorney is listed in the court documents. The phone number she lists in the filing is disengaged. It was beforehand registered as a cell phone number for a California dentist, who could not be reached.
Her listed address is a house in Twentynine Palms, California that has been shut out and is vacant, neighbours told Radar Online.
Johnson says in another document that “in 2008 I worked as a free-lance model and earned an average of $200-$300 a month.” No other information about Johnson could be found.
In that document, which you can read below, Johnson claims she is unemployed and has $276 in cash on hand: