Since the release of the 2005 Access Hollywood tape, multiple women have started coming forward with claims of inappropriate sexual words and action by republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Two additional women, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna, and deaf actress Marlee Matlin, who starred in the 11th season of Celebrity Apprentice, are coming forward, but not of their own accord. They have been forced out by Richard Hatch, winner of Survivor and fellow participant in the 11th season of Celebrity Apprentice — via a recent interview. Hatch alleges he witnessed “grotesque” behavior by Trump “regularly” during filming for the reality show.
“Watching him in the boardroom making sexual comments…to all the women on the Apprentice…it was obvious that that’s just a part of who he is,” Hatch told People. “It was obvious and it was grotesque. It was blatant and it was frequent. He did it with Lisa Rinna. He did it with Marlee Matlin. He did it with whomever happened to be there at the time.”
After you watch Lisa Rinna on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you quickly realize she’s a woman who can take care of herself. But Matlin’s deafness makes Trump’s inappropriateness even more egregious, especially since Matlin’s interpreter had to translate these awkward conversations.
“No matter how she [Matlin] responded, no matter how politely, he would push it a step further with comments about her looks, and how she was making him feel, and about what he thought of her, and how happy he would be to do something with her.”
Hatch continued to explain that Trump even made sexual innuendos in front of his daughter, Ivanka Trump.
“It didn’t matter to him one bit that his daughter was listening in.”
As you can guess, Trump’s campaign has responded to Hatch’s comments.
“Marlee Matlin is such a nice person, and Mr. Trump has great respect for her, but this report is completely false.” Adding, “Just take a look at Richard Hatch’s record, or lack thereof.”
Ouch. So far, Lisa Rinna has not commented on Twitter about Hatch’s remarks. The 8th Season of the Celebrity Apprentice starring Arnold Schwarzenegger was filmed earlier this year and slated for a January 2017 premier.
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