Trump Accuser Drops Lawsuit After Video Proves Her Wrong
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is true, I’d love to know what a short video is worth? In this case, it proves to be innocence on the part of our President Donald Trump and guilty of lies for one woman accusing him of inappropriate behavior and battery.
Alva Johnson, age 43, filed a lawsuit in February accusing Trump of forcibly kissing her on the mouth and grabbing her at a campaign rally in 2016 in Tampa, Florida.
Johnson was a campaign aide to then-presidential candidate Trump and had traveled in support of him to events such as this one often.
In addition, the suit claims that Trump practiced wage and gender discrimination against Johnson.
An Obama appointed judge handled the case in June and dismissed it saying it was a “political lawsuit.” However, Judge William Jung told Johnson that if she amended the lawsuit and made it into a “tort and wages” suit, it could possibly move forward.
Therefore, it was still active.
That is until Wednesday when she decided to drop it altogether.
One could assume several reasons for this result.
Firstly, there were numerous eyewitnesses to the incident that directly contradicted Johnson’s account. One such witness was even the then-Florida state attorney general Pam Bondi.
As you well know, attorney generals and prosecutors come into contact all too often with cases that allege battery. Therefore, one can assume correctly that they, of all people, know exactly what it looks like.
So what did Bondi see?
She says, “Do I recall seeing anything inappropriate? One hundred percent no.” And she continued, “I’m a prosecutor, and if I saw something inappropriate, I would have said something.”
And others held similar memories of the situation as well, all claiming Trump acted innocently.
The second reason one could imagine as to why Ms. Johnson dropped the case would be that there was an actual video of the incident in question. And when it was released in July, the whole world could see that Johnson was flat out lying, trying to get something out of nothing.
In the video, you see Donald Trump in a crowded room of people. He is shaking hands, giving out short words of thanks and appreciation, and yes, kisses. But it’s nothing like what Johnson claims happened.
What actually happens is that Trump shakes a hand of someone, turns around facing Johnson, and takes her hand as if to shake it. Then ever so innocently, he leans toward her, as she leans towards him and lightly kisses her right cheek. She responded with an “Awe, thank you.” Then he turns around and walks towards someone else, shaking their hand.
And that’s it.
I’m not really sure how anyone could confuse a light peck on the cheek as battery or even harassment and discrimination.
But that’s how Johnson described it. Her lawsuit states, “In the moment that Defendant Trump forcibly kissed her, Ms. Johnson, a highly successful and widely respected Campaign staffer, felt reduced to just another object of Defendant Trump’s unwanted sexual attention.”
Really, just another object? Is that why she leaned in towards him as well? Or why she thanked him for the gesture?
But the lawsuit continues, “Ms. Johnson brings this lawsuit against Defendant Trump for that humiliating violation, which amounts to common law battery, and seeks assistance from the Court to put a stop to his predatory conduct.”
So a kiss on the cheek, lasting a mere second, now amounts to common law battery? Well, you had better get the authorities involved because we are about to file battery lawsuits against former President Barack Obama, the Queen of England, oh, and your grandmother.
In fact, let’s just lock up most of the world. What politician or grandparent out there hasn’t committed this heinous act?
So which reason did Johnson claim when she let the case be dropped?
Neither. She refused to say that it was because she was lying or that the odds were not in her favor.
What she did say was that President Trump is just too influential.
She said, “I’m fighting against a person with unlimited resources, and repeatedly the judicial system has failed to find fault with his behavior,” in a recent interview with The Daily Beast. And she added, “That’s a huge mountain to climb.”
Just a thought; tell the truth.