Calls to Sexual Assault Helplines Spike in Wake of Trump Scandal

by Lauren C. Williams – Following in footsteps of women who claim Donald Trump assaulted them, other survivors are seeking help. The mounting sexual assault and harassment allegations against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have had an impact beyond news headlines and declining poll numbers: Women have been flooding the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) call center to seek help for their trauma. RAINN’s live chat helpline has reportedly seen a 33 percent spike over the past week and calls to the telephone hotline are up 35 percent since news was reported of Trump openly discussed trying to bed a married woman, forcibly kissing beautiful women, and grabbing their genitals on a hot mic for Access Hollywood. The recording has brought more attention to Trump’s history of sexual assault and harassment allegations, including at least one lawsuit filed by a former employee, Jill Harth. Harth’s 1997 complaint detailed multiple unwanted...

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Calls to Sexual Assault Helplines Spike in Wake of Trump Scandal

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