The Washington Post has published a story about a former Trump White House staffer who claims he was sexually assaulted by an intern at the White House in 1995.
The story was first reported by The Hill.
According to the Post, the former staffer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, alleges he was in his office at the time and was asked to take a shower by an executive assistant.
He said that he was instructed to go back to his office, but he was not told why.
“I just said, ‘We gotta do something.’
He said, `You’re going to be in a position of power in the White Senate.’
I said, OK.
Then he took off his pants and I was naked,” the former Trump staffer said.
“The next thing I know he was pulling his pants down and grabbing my genitals.
He was on top of me.
I was shocked.
I couldn’t believe what was going on.”
The alleged assault happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 6, 1995.
According a statement from the White Houses Office of Special Counsel, the alleged assault occurred after an individual in the Oval Office called to complain that an employee had made an obscene gesture.
“A senior White House aide then called the WhiteHouse Counsel’s office to report that a female intern at Trump Tower was masturbating in the shower area, according to the WhiteShowers.com website,” the statement reads.
“Upon review of the complaint, the Office of the White Commons Counsel determined that the alleged incident did not meet the standards for sexual harassment, but instead was a violation of White House policy.”
The White House Counsel’s Office confirmed the incident occurred, but did not say why.
The Post reported that the accuser told investigators he was “unaware that anyone was there,” but that he did not remember what happened afterward.
He also claimed that he “never told anyone about the incident.”
“I didn’t even tell anyone about it,” he told the Post.
“It was just kind of a strange, weird, dark night.
I didn’t know why, but I knew I was being followed.”
The former staffer said he was working at the Oval office at that time, but was not the only staffer who was allegedly assaulted by the intern.
“There was another White House employee that was working with me at the same time,” he said.
The Washington Times reported in March that the White house was aware of the alleged sexual assault, but that the president did not report it to the Office for Special Counsel until after the fact.
“We never told him about the alleged incidents,” the Whitehouse Counsel’s statement read.
“This did not happen in any other White House.”