Donald Trump Accuser Natasha Stoynoff Says She Was Sexually Assaulted by an Oscar-Nominated Actor
As more and more stories of sexual harassment and assault and Hollywood come to light, a PEOPLE Magazine writer says that she was once sexually assaulted by an Oscar-nominated actor.
In a new piece for The USA Today, Natasha Stoynoff says that this happened when she was in college and she went to this unnamed actor’s hotel for an interview. Stoynoff is the same writer who in 2016 alleged that Donald Trump had sexually assaulted her.
“The actor answered the door of his suite wearing only…a bathrobe,” Stoynoff writes. “There would be no interview that day. Before I even sat down he dropped his robe, grabbed parts of me he shouldn’t, and said: ‘I’m going to —- you so hard, you’ll scream like a whore.'”
Stoynoff goes on to say that she immediately fled the room, but she felt like a failure for not being able to get the quotes from the actor, so she called him over the phone the next day. She did not name the actor, though she suggested it’s not someone who is currently very prolific.
“I’ve never told the story about this actor in public and don’t name him here because this particular creep isn’t running for president and no longer has power in Hollywood,” she writes.
Stoynoff also says that she never told her father about the actor who attempted to sexually assault her because it would have broken his heart. She notes that in some cases, after experiencing sexual harassment or assault, a women doesn’t come forward because she blames herself.
“With the others, I was simply afraid and ashamed and blamed myself, which is how millions of other women in the same position have felt,” she says.”This is what has kept us silent for years, decades and centuries.”
In October 2016, Natasha Stoynoff alleged that Donald Trump once pushed her against a wall and forcibly kissed her while she was at Mar-a-Lago to interview him. This came at a time when a flood of women were coming forward with similar stories after the release of a leaked tape on which Trump is heard bragging about grabbing women.
“Except for a few close friends and family, I didn’t talk about the incident,” Stoynoff wrote at the time. “In time, I chalked it up to one of the hazards of a roller coaster ride of celebrity journalism: I’d danced barefoot in Cannes with John Travolta, sang with Paul McCartney, talked about Bogie with Bacall, quoted Shakespeare with Brando and Prince Andrew yelled at me until I cried. Oh, and Donald Trump forced himself on me. I tried to make myself believe it was no big deal. Only, it was.”