Paris Hilton says the women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment are probably “opportunists,” and may have even been attempting to sleep with the multimillionaire for fame or fortune.
In an interview with Marie Claire, the 36-year-old heiress said she believes that the women who made allegations that Donald J. Trump had groped, grabbed and otherwise insinuated himself on them, are self-serving opportunists.
“I think that they are just trying to get attention and fame,” she told the magazine. “I feel like a lot of people when something happens … all these opportunists will come out. They want to get money or get paid to not say anything or get a settlement when nothing really happened. So, I don’t believe any of that.”
According to Hilton, President Trump has an allure that may have attracted the attention of his accusers in the first place, as she contends they may have even initiated the contact.
“I’m sure that they were trying to be with him, too,” Hilton surmised. “Because a lot of women, I’ve seen, like him because he’s wealthy and he’s charming and good-looking. So, I feel like a lot of these girls just made the story up.”
Paris also addressed the leaked “Access Hollywood” tape from 2005. On the tape, the future president made very controversial remarks. He said it was often permissible to touch women in a sexual manner when you’re famous.” You can do anything. When you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump said at the time.
After the release of the tapes, then-candidate Trump said the comments were made partly in jest, and he called it “locker-room” talk.
Liberals had a collective meltdown over the explanation, and there were plenty of men on both sides of the political spectrum who announced that they were far above such talk and fiercely professed they would never stoop to such offensive commentary anywhere.
Hilton says she believes Trump’s answer, however, as she herself has heard men say “crazy things” in certain settings.
“I’ve heard guys say some pretty crazy things. Like, worse than that,” she reportedly said. “I think it was kind of just one of those things where you’re with someone — I’ve heard guys say the craziest things ever, ‘cuz I’m always around guys and I listen to them speak. So, I definitely don’t think he would just say that.”
Hilton also spoke up about another comment the president made years ago while interviewing with Howard Stern. In the aged interview, Stern asked Trump about Paris Hilton.
“I’ve known Paris Hilton from the time she’s 12. Her parents are friends of mine, and the first time I saw her, she walked into the room and I said, ‘Who the hell is that?'” Trump said at the time. The comment was frowned upon, as it seemed he was assessing a young girl’s beauty. He did clarify his statement, however.
“At 12, I wasn’t interested,” he continued. “I’ve never been into that … but she was beautiful.”
Hilton partially blamed Stern for Trump’s openness, as in the same interview Trump also admitted he had watched her infamous leaked sex tape.
“I feel that anyone that’s on that show … Howard just loves to say weird things and people say things that they normally wouldn’t say,” she said. “It wasn’t creepy at all. He’s not like that at all; he’s always been so respectful.”
When Trump was still a candidate for president, a bevy of women came forward with allegations of sexual assault. They included a fired “Apprentice” contestant, a woman who claimed he “groped her” in the early ’90s, a Finnish pageant queen who also had a groping story from a 2006 interaction, and a People reporter who said Trump shoved his tongue down her throat in 2005.
Donald Trump has denied all of the allegations.
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