“We are scared for our lives’: One of the nine women to accuse Donald Trump this week says she is fleeing the country out of fear” – Mindy McGillivray
- One of Donald Trump’s accusers says she is scared for her and her family
- Mindy McGillivray says she is so terrified she is going to leave the country
- McGillivray accused Trump of groping her at Mar-a-Lago 13 years ago
- ‘We feel the backlash of the Trump supporters. It scares us,’ she said
One of the six women to accuse Donald Trump this week of inappropriately touching her without consent has said she is fleeing the country out of fear.
Mindy McGillivray told the Palm Beach Post she was groped by Trump 13 years ago at his Mar-a-Lago mansion.
Since telling her story, McGillivray says she is now living in fear of backlash from the Republican nominee’s supports, both for herself and her family.
‘We feel the backlash of the Trump supporters. It scares us. It intimidates us. We are in fear of our lives,’ she told the Palm Beach Post on Friday.
The 36-year-old, who has been staying in a hotel since he allegation was published, said she received a scare the first day she returned home to pick up some clothing.
‘I look out the window and there are cars just driving around the house and looking, slowing down right at the house,’ McGillivray told the newspaper.
‘I don’t live in a gated community. This is dangerous. There could be people out there who want to hurt us.’
She also addressed arrests and other troubles she has had in the past, saying she was openly discussing them because she needed to be completely honest.
I’m a real person. I’m not perfect… I need to expose my ugly side. This isn’t for money. This isn’t for fame. This is to be honest with her,’ McGillivray said, referencing her 15-year-old daughter, Corina.
It comes after the 36-year-old said that Trump grabbed her backside after she helped a photographer who was covering a concert at Trump’s Palm Beach manor.
McGillivray, who was 23 at the time, said she was with Ken Davidoff at the Mar-a-Lago on January 24, 2003.
‘All of a sudden I felt a grab, a little nudge. I think it’s Ken’s camera bag, that was my first instinct,’ she told the newspaper. ‘I turn around and there’s Donald. He sort of looked away quickly.’
McGillivray said she became furious when she saw Trump claim during the second presidential debate that he had never groped a woman inappropriately, and immediately began to consider sharing her story.
‘It’s a respect issue for all women. If something like this happens to you, you should speak up,’ McGillivray said.
McGillivray was one of six women to speak out and accuse Trump this week. The other five were: Jessica Leeds, Rachel Crooks, Natasha Stoynoff, Cassandra Searles, and Temple Taggart.
Trump has denied all the allegations against him, and he said at a rally on Friday some of the women who have made accusations are ‘doing it for a little fame’.