Trump Campaign Responds To Sexual Assault Allegations By Warning The New York Times And Accusers To “Lawyer Up”

On October 12, The New York Times published an article featuring two women accusing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of sexual assault. The Times article was soon followed by more new allegations of Trump sexually assaulting women, on top of the release of a 2005 tape of Trump boasting that his celebrity let him do whatever he wanted, including sexual assault, to women. 

In response to the October 12 Times article, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway confirmed to NPR’s Sarah McCammon that the “campaign is drafting a defamation suit” against The New York Times “in response to today’s article.” According to CNN, a “high-ranking Trump campaign source” also threatened that the Times and Trump’s accusers had “better lawyer up.