Report: Woman Who Accused Trump of Sexual Misconduct Lobbied for Campaign Job as His Makeup Artist

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Jill Harth attends the New York Weddings Event at Metropolitan Pavilion on March 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for New York Weddings)
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A New York cosmetics executive who publicly accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s reportedly tried to get the future president to hire her as his makeup artist for his 2016 presidential campaign.

Emails obtained by the Hill show accuser Jill Harth emailed then-candidate Trump multiple times over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign to advertise her services.

“Hi Donald, you are doing a tremendous job of shaking things up in the United States. I am definitely on Team Trump as so many others are,” Jill Harth wrote Trump in an email on October 1, 2015, sent to him through his New York company’s headquarters.

“I can’t watch television without seeing you or hearing your name everywhere! It’s a good thing for sure but PLEASE let me do your makeup for a television interview, a debate, a photo session, anything!” Harth added. “It kills me to see you looking too orange and with white circles under the eyes. I will get your skin looking smoother and even toned.”

Harth also wrote another email requesting to meet Trump personally and be his campaign surrogate, saying that the future president helped her build “self-confidence” and had nothing but positive interactions with women.

Harth, however, had some choice words for Trump in her now-withdrawn 1997 lawsuit against him and in interviews that took place in late 2016 on the campaign trail.

She alleged that Trump sexually assaulted her 20 years ago, and she is one of 19 other women accusing the president of sexual misconduct.

The president has denied any wrongdoing on his part and said he has never sexually assaulted women. When asked about Harth emailing Trump to solicit her makeup services, Trump’s legal team declined to comment.


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