The story of how Donald Trump allegedly molested former People magazine correspondent Natasha Stoynoff is back in the news, as People on Tuesday published a photo of from the day it happened, after the president called her report fake news.
Taken in 2005 at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the photo shows Trump, his wife Melania (pregnant with their son Barron), and People staffers including Stoynoff.
At the time, she told colleagues that the businessman-turned-reality-TV star pushed her and put his tongue down her throat; they are corroborating her story today.
Meanwhile, women in Washington D.C. continue to call for Congress to investigate sexual misconduct claims against Trump.
On Tuesday, Melinda McGillivray told Megyn Kelly on “Today” that Trump grabbed her butt while they were backstage during a 2003 Ray Charles concert at Mar-a-Lago.
The New York Daily News reported that McGillivray is the fifth of Trump’s 19 accusers. On Monday, Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey, Rachel Crooks and Lisa Boyne demanded Congress begin to examine these claims at a news conference in Manhattan.
After a tweet on Tuesday in which he inaccurately said he “never met” his accusers, Trump also took a sexually charged jab at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, claiming she used to come by his office willing to “do anything” for campaign contributions.
The New York Democrat’s reply, “You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office.”
MOVIE AWARDS TIME
The San Francisco Film Critics Circle announced its picks for 2017’s top movies, with “The Florida Project” named best film, with costar Willem Dafoe earning supporting actor honors.
Guillermo del Toro won best director for “The Shape of Water”; the film’s production designer Paul D. Austerberry also won.
Acting honors went to Andy Serkis for “War for the Planet of the Apes” and Margot Robbie for “I, Tonya.” Laurie Metcalf won best supporting actress for “Lady Bird.”
Robin Campillo’s French drama “BPM” got best foreign film, while “Coco” won for animated feature and “Faces Places, Jr” by Agnes Varda won for documentary.
Writer James Ivory won for adapted screenplay for “Call Me By Your Name” and Jordan Peele won original screenplay for “Get Out.”
Roger Deakins won for cinematography for “Blade Runner 2049,” editing honors went to Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos for “Baby Driver,
and Jonny Greenwood’s best score for “Phantom Thread” won.
Viktor Jakovleski’s documentary “Brimstone & Glory” earned a citation for best under-appreciated independent film while the Marlon Riggs Award for distinction in the local community went to director Peter Bratt for “Dolores,” “La Mission” and “Follow Me Home.”
Meanwhile, the African American Film Critics Association named “Get Out” as best picture, with Peele earning directing and screenplay honors, while Daniel Kaluuya won for acting.
Acting honors also went to “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’s” Frances McDormand, “Last Flag Flying’s” Laurence Fishburne, “Girls Trip’s” Tiffany Haddish and “Crown Heights’” Lakeith Stanfield.
“Black-ish” and “Queen Sugar” were named the top TV shows.
Singer Taylor Swift is 28. … Actor-comedian Jamie Foxx is 50. … Reality TV star NeNe Leakes is 51. … Actor Steve Buscemi is 60. … Actress Wendie Malick is 67. … Singer Ted Nugent is 69. … Politician Anna Eshoo is 75. … Poet Jack Hirschman is 84. … Actor Christopher Plummer is 88. … Actor Dick Van Dyke is 92. … Statesman George P. Shultz is 97.
— Staff, wire reports Donald TrumpFlorida ProjectKirsten GillibrandMelinda McGillivrayNatasha StoyoffPeopleSan Francisco Film Critics CircleShape of Water