Why Sutton Stracke claims she was demoted on ‘RHOBH’

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” newbie Sutton Stracke almost got a coveted diamond but says she was placed in a “friend role” at the last minute.

The 49-year-old began to film as if she were a main “Housewife,” but says producers ultimately demoted her to part-time after her ex-husband, Christian Stracke, got involved and prohibited filming with their three children.

“My ex-husband just was adamant that they could not film with me and I totally get it,” she told Kate Casey on her podcast, “Reality Life with Kate Casey.” “It was hard. It was a hard blow because, you know, it’s exciting to do. And I wanted also viewers to see me with my kids and me at home. And it’s the softer side, I think, of all of us. When you get to see all of the ladies at home with their kids and their families, it’s kind of like, you know, you don’t they don’t show that much of it. It’s clearly not that interesting. But it’s the soft underbelly of who these women are. And I’m sorry that we can’t see that this season.”

Sutton and Christian tied the knot in 2000 after meeting as teenagers and reconnecting later in life. They divorced three years ago and are parents to daughter Porter and sons Philip and James.

Christian is a managing director at PIMCO, the same investment management firm where “RHOC” star Gina Kirschenheiter’s ex-husband Matthew Kirschenheiter used to work. The company is known for its strict no-media policy, which could be why the Stracke kids are not on the show.

Sutton explained that she still joined the show regardless to give herself a purpose after her divorce, saying: “I needed to be a role model for my daughter. Like come on, get yourself together and start doing something for yourself to make her proud. And actually, my boys, too, they always wanted to know what I did all day. And it was like nothing. Like go to the gym. I don’t know. I didn’t have like a real purpose besides taking care of them. So it’s been fun to watch them watch me and then the show came up at this really opportune time and I think I finally had the guts to do something like this and take a risk.”

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NFL player claims he was sexually assaulted on United Airlines flight

An NFL player from New Jersey was repeatedly harassed and groped by a drug-addled female passenger aboard a United Airlines flight, according to a new lawsuit that claims the crew did nothing to stop the very inappropriate use of hands.

The unnamed athlete, John Doe 1, said his ordeal began shortly after the red-eye flight departed Los Angeles for Newark Liberty International Airport on Feb. 10.

He said the woman, who also is not identified, appeared “disheveled and unbalanced” when she boarded the flight and took her window seat next to him in the economy plus section.

She allegedly soon began sexually assaulting the pro-footballer, who was seated in the middle seat, by “massaging” his knees and thighs, says the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday.

A second man seated in the same row, who is also suing as John Doe 2, complained to crew members — but they allegedly did nothing to stop the woman’s behavior, the suit claims.

The complaint describes both John Does as African Americans — the professional athlete living in Hazlet and the second man residing in Philadelphia. It’s unclear if they knew each other prior to the flight.

“Fearful of the perception of being a male victim and the racial stigma of being a young African American male, John Doe 1 patiently pleaded for assailant to stop and removed her hand,” the suit says.

But the alleged sexual assault of John Doe 1 only “intensified,” with the woman “grabbing and groping his quads and then stroking her hand across his lap towards the inside of his leg near his genitals,” the complaint says.

At one point, she also allegedly grabbed his penis and ripped off the face mask he was wearing, presumably to ward off the coronavirus, the lawsuit states.

When he got up to complain to a flight attendant, the belligerent woman turned her sights on John Doe 2, grabbing his leg and “groin area.”

She was eventually removed to another row — after allegedly admitting she was drinking and had popped pills.

Both men said 25 minutes into the flight, they witnessed the woman downing prescription pills, causing her to become “intoxicated,” according to the suit.

The victims were given $150 vouchers for their troubles.

The men claim the abuse could’ve been prevented but crew members did nothing when they were made aware it was happening.

A rep for United didn’t immediately return a message.

The lawsuit was first reported by Bleacher Report.

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Boris Johnson claims UK is testing 'hundreds of thousands every day'

Boris Johnson claims the UK is testing ‘hundreds of thousands of people every day’ – despite ministers FAILING to hit 100,000 tests a day target for eight days in a row

  • In his speech tonight, the PM said Britain had made ‘fast progress’ on testing
  • Number 10 has repeatedly been accused of being too slow in the COVID-19 crisis
  • Figures released today show fewer than 93,000 tests were carried out on May 9
  • It means officials haven’t met their pledge of 100,000 tests a day since May 2

Boris Johnson tonight claimed the UK is testing ‘literally hundreds of thousands of people every day’

Boris Johnson tonight claimed the UK is testing ‘literally hundreds of thousands of people every day – despite the government failing to hit its daily target for eight days in a row.

In his speech to the nation, the Prime Minister said Britain had made ‘fast progress’ on testing, even though Number 10 has repeatedly been accused of being too slow to respond to the crisis.

Figures released today show fewer than 93,000 tests were carried out on May 9, meaning officials haven’t met their ambitious pledge of 100,000 a day since May 2.

But questions have been raised as to whether ministers ever met the target, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock accused of blatantly fiddling the figures to hit his much-vaunted goal by the end of April.

Official statistics released by the Department of Health and Social Care each day also show the government has never tested more than 100,000 people in a 24-hour period. 

It comes after it was revealed today that up to 50,000 coronavirus test samples had to be sent from the UK to the US after ‘operational issues’ in the laboratory network led to delays in the system. 

Matt Hancock was tonight accused of blatantly fiddling the figures to hit his much-vaunted target for 100,000 coronavirus tests in a day.

The Health Secretary faced claims he used postal tests yet to be completed and multiple checks on the same people to hit his six-figure milestone.

He used an appearance at the Downing Street briefing this evening to bullishly claim success after setting the significant target a month ago, when tests were running at just 10,000 a day.

Appearing live on television tonight he emotionally told the watching nation there were 122,347 tests in the 24 hours to 9am, branding it an ‘incredible achievement’ for the whole medical and scientific community.

But he faced a wave of condemnation as it became clear that the number appeared to only tell half the story.

Figures posted online by the Government itself show that his questionable calculation included tens of thousands of tests kits that have been sent out to homes and hospitals – even though they have yet to be used, returned and processed.

The head of the testing programme, Professor John Newton, confirmed tonight that around 40,000 of the total were kits that have been mailed out – suggesting 100,000 tests have not in fact been completed.

In addition to this, just 73,191 people were tested, some more than once. They include brave medical staff who are often tested multiple times per day as they work in high-risk settings to save as many lives as possible. Others are tested more than once to avoid false negative tests.

Mr Hancock dodged questions about whether the figures had been cooked this evening, saying the allegation was ‘not something I recognise’.

But Boris Johnson told the Downing Street briefing last night that the figures covered tests ‘carried out’, rather than merely posted.

A tweet sent from the No10 account earlier this month stated: ‘We’ll test 100,000 people a day by the end of this month.’

It prompted Labour to accuse ministers of ‘moving the goalposts to hit their own arbitrary target’, and the Lib Dems to claim they acted to ‘massage the metrics rather than admit they fell short’.

The Department of Health said sending swabs abroad is one of the contingencies to deal with so-called teething problems in a rapidly-expanded testing system.

It is understood the test results will be validated back in the UK and communicated to patients ‘as quickly as possible’.

The department said work has been undertaken to resolve the issues and capacity is quickly being restored.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Social Care said: ‘The expansion of the UK’s coronavirus testing network has involved setting up an entirely new ‘Lighthouse’ lab network to process test swabs.

‘When problems arise, we have contingencies in place which include creating extra temporary capacity for our labs or sending swabs abroad to partner labs for completion.

‘Of course, our partner labs must match our high standards.’

The Sunday Telegraph reported the samples were airlifted to the US in chartered flights from Stansted airport.

Earlier, at the daily Downing Street briefing it was confirmed 96,878 tests were conducted in the 24 hours to 9am on Saturday, down from 97,029 the day before.

But health leaders said that they expected ‘fluctuations’ in the figures, and that testing was still much higher than it was at the start of the outbreak.

Deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said not much could be read into day-to-day variations.

Speaking at the briefing, he added: ‘We are now really at a high plateau, in the region of 100,000 tests per day.

‘There is some fluctuation, and quite frankly I expect there to be some fluctuation on a day-to-day basis.

‘I don’t think we can read too much into day-to-day variations, but the macro-picture is this is now at a much, much higher level than it ever was at the beginning of this crisis.’

Prof Van-Tam also said that the test-and-trace strategy of finding people with the virus and tracking people they have been in contact with was part of the measures needed to ease the lockdown.

When asked if he agreed that new infections had to be down in the hundreds a day for the strategy to be effective when it is currently in the thousands, he said it was entirely appropriate for it to be part of the ‘overall measures’ to tackle the virus.

Prof Van-Tam told the briefing that how extensive the strategy had to be depended on the level of disease in the population.

He said: ‘Those two together make a package of test and trace, and we have been very clear that test and trace on its own is part of the solution to how we continue to live with this virus after the lockdown.

‘It is not the total solution.

‘How extensive the test and tracing needs to be clearly depends on the level of disease in the population but it is entirely appropriate to see it as part of the overall measures that will give us more flexibility and more room as to what we can do in the social distancing space to ease things.

‘But on its own it is a contribution, it is not a total solution.’

The news comes after Matt Hancock urged Boris Johnson to ‘give me a break’ in a furious bust-up over the coronavirus crisis. 

Pressure intensified on Mr Hancock over his handling of the crisis last night after more than 25 million goggles were found to offer frontline NHS workers inadequate defence against the deadly virus.

The latest in a string of embarrassing Government failures over Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) came as senior sources suggested to The Mail on Sunday that Mr Hancock was now living ‘on borrowed time’ in the Cabinet.

Boris Johnson’s speech in full: Prime Minister’s lockdown address to the nation 

It is now almost two months since the people of this country began to put up with restrictions on their freedom – your freedom – of a kind that we have never seen before in peace or war.

And you have shown the good sense to support those rules overwhelmingly.

You have put up with all the hardships of that programme of social distancing.

Because you understand that as things stand, and as the experience of every other country has shown, it’s the only way to defeat the coronavirus – the most vicious threat this country has faced in my lifetime.

And though the death toll has been tragic, and the suffering immense.

And though we grieve for all those we have lost, it is a fact that by adopting those measures we prevented this country from being engulfed by what could have been a catastrophe in which the reasonable worst case scenario was half a million fatalities.

And it is thanks to your effort and sacrifice in stopping the spread of this disease that the death rate is coming down and hospital admissions are coming down.

And thanks to you we have protected our NHS and saved many thousands of lives.

And so I know – you know – that it would be madness now to throw away that achievement by allowing a second spike.

Boris Johnson addressed the nation from Downing Street to sketch out a road map from lockdown

The Prime Minister pre-recorded the address which was broadcast at 7pm this evening 

We must stay alert.

We must continue to control the virus and save lives.

And yet we must also recognise that this campaign against the virus has come at colossal cost to our way of life.

We can see it all around us in the shuttered shops and abandoned businesses and darkened pubs and restaurants.

And there are millions of people who are both fearful of this terrible disease, and at the same time also fearful of what this long period of enforced inactivity will do to their livelihoods and their mental and physical wellbeing.

To their futures and the futures of their children.

So I want to provide tonight – for you – the shape of a plan to address both fears.

Both to beat the virus and provide the first sketch of a road map for reopening society.

A sense of the way ahead, and when and how and on what basis we will take the decisions to proceed.

I will be setting out more details in Parliament tomorrow and taking questions from the public in the evening.

I have consulted across the political spectrum, across all four nations of the UK.

And though different parts of the country are experiencing the pandemic at different rates.

And though it is right to be flexible in our response.

I believe that as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom – Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, there is a strong resolve to defeat this together.

And today a general consensus on what we could do.

And I stress could.

Because although we have a plan, it is a conditional plan.

The PM said: ‘We will come back from this devilish illness. We will come back to health, and robust health.’

And since our priority is to protect the public and save lives, we cannot move forward unless we satisfy the five tests.

We must protect our NHS.

We must see sustained falls in the death rate.

We must see sustained and considerable falls in the rate of infection.

We must sort out our challenges in getting enough PPE to the people who need it, and yes, it is a global problem but we must fix it.

And last, we must make sure that any measures we take do not force the reproduction rate of the disease – the R – back up over one, so that we have the kind of exponential growth we were facing a few weeks ago.

And to chart our progress and to avoid going back to square one, we are establishing a new Covid Alert System run by a new Joint Biosecurity Centre.

And that Covid Alert Level will be determined primarily by R and the number of coronavirus cases.

And in turn that Covid Alert Level will tell us how tough we have to be in our social distancing measures – the lower the level the fewer the measures.

The higher the level, the tougher and stricter we will have to be.

There will be five alert levels.

Level One means the disease is no longer present in the UK and Level Five is the most critical – the kind of situation we could have had if the NHS had been overwhelmed.

The PM urged people back to work if they cannot work from home, but stressed that social distancing should continue to be observed

Over the period of the lockdown we have been in Level Four, and it is thanks to your sacrifice we are now in a position to begin to move in steps to Level Three.

And as we go everyone will have a role to play in keeping the R down.

By staying alert and following the rules.

And to keep pushing the number of infections down there are two more things we must do.

We must reverse rapidly the awful epidemics in care homes and in the NHS, and though the numbers are coming down sharply now, there is plainly much more to be done.

And if we are to control this virus, then we must have a world-beating system for testing potential victims, and for tracing their contacts.

So that – all told – we are testing literally hundreds of thousands of people every day.

We have made fast progress on testing – but there is so much more to do now, and we can.

When this began, we hadn’t seen this disease before, and we didn’t fully understand its effects.

With every day we are getting more and more data.

The PM showered praise on the public and particularly NHS workers and frontline staff

We are shining the light of science on this invisible killer, and we will pick it up where it strikes.

Because our new system will be able in time to detect local flare-ups – in your area – as well as giving us a national picture.

And yet when I look at where we are tonight, we have the R below one, between 0.5 and 0.9 – but potentially only just below one.

And though we have made progress in satisfying at least some of the conditions I have given.

We have by no means fulfilled all of them.

And so no, this is not the time simply to end the lockdown this week.

Instead we are taking the first careful steps to modify our measures.

And the first step is a change of emphasis that we hope that people will act on this week.

We said that you should work from home if you can, and only go to work if you must.

We now need to stress that anyone who can’t work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work.

And we want it to be safe for you to get to work. So you should avoid public transport if at all possible – because we must and will maintain social distancing, and capacity will therefore be limited.

So work from home if you can, but you should go to work if you can’t work from home.

And to ensure you are safe at work we have been working to establish new guidance for employers to make workplaces COVID-secure.

And when you do go to work, if possible do so by car or even better by walking or bicycle. But just as with workplaces, public transport operators will also be following COVID-secure standards.

The PM said: ‘Though the UK will be changed by this experience, I believe we can be stronger and better than ever before. More resilient, more innovative, more economically dynamic, but also more generous and more sharing’

And from this Wednesday, we want to encourage people to take more and even unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise.

You can sit in the sun in your local park, you can drive to other destinations, you can even play sports but only with members of your own household.

You must obey the rules on social distancing and to enforce those rules we will increase the fines for the small minority who break them.

And so every day, with ever increasing data, we will be monitoring the R and the number of new infections, and the progress we are making, and if we as a nation begin to fulfil the conditions I have set out, then in the next few weeks and months we may be able to go further.

In step two – at the earliest by June 1 – after half term – we believe we may be in a position to begin the phased reopening of shops and to get primary pupils back into schools, in stages, beginning with reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

Our ambition is that secondary pupils facing exams next year will get at least some time with their teachers before the holidays. And we will shortly be setting out detailed guidance on how to make it work in schools and shops and on transport.

And step three – at the earliest by July – and subject to all these conditions and further scientific advice; if and only if the numbers support it, we will hope to re-open at least some of the hospitality industry and other public places, provided they are safe and enforce social distancing.

Throughout this period of the next two months we will be driven not by mere hope or economic necessity.

We are going to be driven by the science, the data and public health.

And I must stress again that all of this is conditional, it all depends on a series of big Ifs.

It depends on all of us – the entire country – to follow the advice, to observe social distancing, and to keep that R down.

And to prevent re-infection from abroad, I am serving notice that it will soon be the time – with transmission significantly lower – to impose quarantine on people coming into this country by air.

And it is because of your efforts to get the R down and the number of infections down here, that this measure will now be effective.

And of course we will be monitoring our progress locally, regionally, and nationally and if there are outbreaks, if there are problems, we will not hesitate to put on the brakes.

We have been through the initial peak – but it is coming down the mountain that is often more dangerous.

We have a route, and we have a plan, and everyone in government has the all-consuming pressure and challenge to save lives, restore livelihoods and gradually restore the freedoms that we need.

But in the end this is a plan that everyone must make work.

And when I look at what you have done already.

The patience and common sense you have shown.

The fortitude of the elderly whose isolation we all want to end as fast as we can.

The incredible bravery and hard work of our NHS staff, our care workers.

The devotion and self-sacrifice of all those in every walk of life who are helping us to beat this disease.

Police, bus drivers, train drivers, pharmacists, supermarket workers, road hauliers, bin collectors, cleaners, security guards, postal workers, our teachers and a thousand more.

The scientists who are working round the clock to find a vaccine.

When I think of the millions of everyday acts of kindness and thoughtfulness that are being performed across this country.

And that have helped to get us through this first phase.

I know that we can use this plan to get us through the next.

And if we can’t do it by those dates, and if the alert level won’t allow it, we will simply wait and go on until we have got it right.

We will come back from this devilish illness.

We will come back to health, and robust health.

And though the UK will be changed by this experience, I believe we can be stronger and better than ever before.

More resilient, more innovative, more economically dynamic, but also more generous and more sharing.

But for now we must stay alert, control the virus and save lives.

Thank you very much. 

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Dominick Cruz claims UFC 249 ref stunk of ‘alcohol and cigarettes’ and was reason he lost title to Henry Cejudo – The Sun

DOMINICK CRUZ has remarkably accused UFC 249 referee Keith Peterson of smelling like "alcohol and cigarettes".

The 35-year-old MMA star was making his return to the octagon after four years away as he stepped in for Jose Aldo at late notice, but saw his fight with Henry Cejudo stopped by Peterson in the dying embers of round two.

And the two-time former bantamweight champion was not at all impressed with the appointment of Peterson to referee his comeback bout.

He told ESPN: "That was an early stoppage, 100 per cent – I'm positive of it.

"'I wish there was a way to keep these refs a little more responsible sometimes.

"The guy smelled like alcohol and cigarettes, so who knows what he was doing. Definitely. I wish they drug tested them.

"I know Herb Dean is good. He's one of the best refs.

"I immediately when I saw that ref I was like, 'Man, is there a way to veto a ref and get a new one?' I wonder that."

There is no evidence that Peterson had been either drinking or smoking prior to officiating their fight.

Preferred choice Dean was instead overseeing the main event between Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson – leaving Cejudo and Cruz with Peterson.

But despite his ire over the officiating, Cruz didn't want to be seen to be shying away from the outcome.

He continued: "I'm not a guy to make excuses.

"If you put yourself in the position for the ref to mess something up in a stoppage, then you do so."

After retaining his bantamweight title, Cejudo surprisingly called time on life in the UFC, saying: "I am retiring tonight, at 33 I am happy with my career, Dana White is the man and I am thankful. But Triple C is out."

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Trump wrongly claims coronavirus projections are 'with no mitigation'

Donald Trump wrongly claims new projections of up to 134,000 deaths by August are ‘with NO mitigation’ as he says death toll will stay down with ‘social distancing’

  • President Donald Trump mischaracterized two new reports that show an increased number of deaths from the coronavirus 
  • ‘That report is a no-mitigation report, and we are mitigating,’ he said
  • Reports do factor in mitigation and its decrease as the country slowly reopens 
  • The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington released new projections Monday forecasting 134,000 virus deaths by August
  • Officials said projection is high due to changing social distance policies as states start to reopen  
  • Also on Monday a Trump administration model projected coronavirus daily death toll to reach 3,000 by June 1
  • That number is nearly double the current level of 1,750 deaths a day
  • ‘This is not a White House document nor has it been presented to the Coronavirus Task Force,’ White House said in response to the projections
  • Prediction a troubling sign of what could happen when US fully reopens as 24 states begin partial reopening 
  • Trump has pushed for the economy to get going again but admitted Sunday death toll could reach 100,000 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

President Donald Trump on Tuesday mischaracterized two new reports that show an increased number of deaths from the coronavirus, a troubling sign of what may come as he pushes the country to reopen.  

‘It’s a report with no mitigation,’ the president said at the White House of two new studies – based on government modeling – that show the daily virus death toll will hit 3,000 by June and another projects that over 134,000 people will die.

‘We’re doing a lot of mitigation,’ Trump said. ‘But that report is a no-mitigation report, and we are mitigating.’ 

The reports, however, do factor in mitigating along with changes that will come as states slowly start to reopen. Additionally, there is less mitigation taking place in the United States as businesses start to reopen, parks and beaches start to see crowds, and people begin to return to their normal routines. 

President Donald Trump mischaracterized two new reports that show an increased number of deaths from the coronavirus

Trump, however, argued as people return to work ‘they’re gonna be social distancing, and they’re gonna be washing their hands, and they’re gonna be doing the things that you’re supposed to do.’

The White House has pushed back hard against the dire predictions that were revealed in two new studies published by The New York Times on Monday. 

‘This “study” considered zero mitigation, meaning it was conducted as though no federal guidelines were in place, no contract tracing, no expansion of testing, while removing all shelter in place protocols laid out in the phased approach of the Opening Up America Again guidelines for individuals with co-morbidities. The media should be more responsible in its reporting and give the full set of information to the American public,’ White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.

On Monday Trump called the reports ‘false’ and ‘fake news.’

The projections included a private model by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention pulled together in chart form by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that said the daily death toll of COVID-19 will reach 3,000 cases daily on June 1. 

That number is nearly double the current level of 1,750 deaths a day from the disease.

When asked about the leaked projection, Trump said: ‘I know nothing about it. I don’t know anything about it. Nobody told me that.’

‘I think it’s – I think it’s false, I think it’s fake news,’ he said in an Oval Office interview with the New York Post, denying the leak but not the numbers themselves. 

The White House has said that leaked projection had not been ‘presented to the coronavirus task force or gone through interagency vetting.’ 

Also on Monday The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington (IHME), which is often cited by the White House, released new models that forecast a death toll prediction of 134,475 fatalities by August 4, a major jump from its previous prediction of 72,433 deaths.  

Today there are over 69,000 deaths from the virus and over one million cases of COVID-19 across the country.  

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington – a key coronavirus model often used by the White House – released new projections Monday that forecasts there will be 134,475 COVID-19 fatalities by August 4, nearly double its previous prediction of 72,433 deaths

On Monday private projections from the Trump administration revealed that the virus death toll will reach 3,000 cases daily on June 1

Charts: The FEMA / CDC charts are based on incomplete data, according to a Johns Hopkins University academic who gave the data to the government ‘as an FYI.’ They show that the modelled number of cases is greater than the reported number of cases, but that the opposite applies to deaths

According to the leaked FEMA chart, daily US deaths will reach 3,000 cases by June 1. That number is nearly double the current level of 1,750 deaths a day from the disease

The spikes in the two models are linked to relaxed social distancing measures and increased mobility as states start to reopen businesses.

‘These projections are considerably higher than previous estimates, representing the combined effects of death model updates and formally incorporating the effect of changes in mobility and social distancing policies into transmission dynamics,’ The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington said. 

IHME director Dr. Christopher Murray said factors that contribute to the heightened death prediction includes states adding presumptive COVID-19 deaths to their statistics and outbreaks in meatpacking plants across the nation.  

Now, he says, the nation needs to worry about how reopening states might compound those numbers even further.  

‘I think the challenge for us all is to figure out what’s the trajectory of relaxing social distancing on a measured pace that will protect us from big increases or even a full-scale resurgence,’ he said to CNN. 

While Trump has denied the leak of the FEMA projections, which were obtained by The New York Times, it is sparking concern over how the virus might proliferate if states continue to reopen.  

Still Trump is raising his rallying call to reopen the country saying: ‘We did the right thing and now we’re bringing the country back. And I think there’s a great optimism.’

He said Americans are starting to ‘feel good again’ and touted that his administration saved ‘millions of lives’.  

The leaked Trump administration model forecast about 200,000 new cases each day by the end of the month, up from about 25,000 cases now.

Among their findings were that the number of cases was below the modelled number, which is roughly the mid-point of the range of estimated. But the number of reported deaths was actually above the modelled level. 

And they indicated – despite most of America on stay-at-home orders for the past seven weeks – the spread of the virus has shown no sign of slowing, which means things may get worse when the rest of the country reopens for business. 

The White House said the document was not a part of its Coronavirus Task Force. However the slides were marked as being for an interagency videoconference held by FEMA and the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC).  

‘This is not a White House document nor has it been presented to the Coronavirus Task Force or gone through interagency vetting. This data is not reflective of any of the modeling done by the task force or data that the task force has analyzed,’ deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington also released this graph showing its death per day projections on Monday. This has a smaller range than the FEMA graphs for daily deaths by June, predicting a range between 233 and 2,611 by June 1

The Institute shared this projection for hospital resources predicting that the number of hospital beds and ventilators will heavily decrease heading into August

‘The President’s phased guidelines to open up America again are a scientific driven approach that the top health and infectious disease experts in the federal government agreed with. 

‘The health of the American people remains President Trump’s top priority and that will continue as we monitor the efforts by states to ease restrictions,’ he added.  

The projections were based on work from Johns Hopkins University, the Washington Post reported.

Justin Lessler, associate professor of epidemiology with Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, said the projections were based on incomplete data which he had sent to the CDC as ‘an FYI.’

‘It was not in any way intended to be a forecast,’ he told the Washington Post.

The newspaper also reported that the White House has been using other projections, including a ‘cubic model’ created by the president’s council of economic advisers, which shows deaths dropping this month and getting close to zero by mid-May.

However the presence of internal documents in FEMA and CDC which are at odds with that will raise concerns about the speed with with reopening the economy is being encouraged by the White House.  

Twenty-four states have begun a partial reopening with another four starting a partial reopen soon.  

President Donald Trump acknowledged on Sunday that the number of COVID-19 deaths could top 100,000.

‘Look, we’re going to lose anywhere from 75, 80 to 100 thousand people,’ he said during a virtual town hall sponsored by Fox News.

But, he argued, there were people out there who want to get back to work. 

‘People are absolutely scared, but there are other people that are scared about being locked in a room and losing their job and not having an income,’ he said.

He said he saw no reason why those who want to stay-at-home can’t while those who want to return to work can do so. 

‘I think you can really have it both ways,’ Trump said.

And Dr. Deborah Birx, who is coordinating the coronavirus response for the White House, said there could be up to 240,000 deaths. 

‘Our projections have always been between 100,000 and 240,000 American lives lost, and that’s with full mitigation and us learning from each other of how to social distance,’ she said on ‘Fox News Sunday.’

Trump has been itching to get businesses open and the economy restarted as more than 30 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in the last five weekly filing periods – meaning that at least 4 per cent of Americans are unemployed.

Dr. Deborah Birx, who is coordinating the coronavirus response for the White House, said there could be up to 240,000 deaths

A pedestrian walks past a closed Bloomingdales store covered with plywood, at the Wisconsin Place shopping center, as the coronavirus outbreak continues in Washington state

Economic experts have predicted that the U.S. Gross Domestic Product could drop by 30 per cent, spelling more financial disaster as fallout from the pandemic and that unemployment could reach all-time highs of upwards of 13 per cent.

Trump administration officials have pushed an optimistic message even amid the troublesome numbers.

‘We’ll see things better in the third quarter, better in the fourth quarter. And as the president said, we’ll be back to a great economy next year,’ Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Monday on Fox Business Network. 

But medical experts have warned that reopening the country too quickly could lead to a second wave of the coronavirus that could be even worse than the first. 

Millions of Americans lost their jobs or were furloughed as companies and small businesses all over the country downsized, severely decreased services or were forced to close in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

The government already has allocated $2.7 trillion to help ease economic relief and there could be more to come as Democrats and Republicans begin negotiations on another round of legislation.

Florida is back in business! Cheers go up as freshly groomed beaches reopen at 7am – and restaurants and retailers open for 25% capacity trade as the Sunshine State joins nearly half of America in relaxing lockdown

Florida has now officially reopened with most coronavirus restrictions being lifted as of today as about half of all US states partially reopen their economies after the lockdown. 

As part of the reopening in Florida, which has seen 1,300 deaths and 36,000 infections among its 21.5 million residents, retailers and restaurants across much of the state can open their doors at a 25 percent capacity. 

While some beaches across parts of the state were allowed to reopen last month, Clearwater Beach in Tampa officially reopened to the public before sunrise on Monday morning. 

Police removed ‘closed’ signs from barricades at 7am to the cheers of the 50 or so people waiting to step on the freshly groomed sand. Clearwater police have a large presence patrolling the beach and are urging people to socially distance.

Cafes along the beach also reopened with eateries allowed to resume dine-in services if they have outdoor seating and can ensure appropriate social distancing. 

Cones are set up to help beachgoers keep a safe distance from one another after Clearwater Beach in Florida after the beach officially reopened on Monday amid the coronavirus pandmeic

Cafes along the beach also reopened with eateries allowed to resume dine-in services if they have outdoor seating and can ensure appropriate social distancing

While some beaches across parts of the state were allowed to reopen last month, Clearwater Beach officially reopened to the public before sunrise Monday morning

Medical practices can also resume elective surgeries and procedures as part of the state’s phased reopening.   

Movie theaters, bars and fitness clubs will remain closed for now.  

Governor Rick DeSantis has left existing restrictions in place across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties – the three most highly populated in the state.

DeSantis had drawn criticism for waiting until April 2 to clamp down on commerce – after most other states had already done so – in part because of Florida’s high proportion of elderly residents – more than a fifth are age 65 and over – who are especially vulnerable to the virus.

But Florida, a key swing electoral swing state, appears to have avoided the worst of the health crisis seen in other states such as New York and New Jersey.  

The highest daily number of infections occurred on April 17 with just over 1,400 new cases. New daily infections have been considerably lower since then and only increased above 1,000 on April 23 and May 1. The highest daily deaths occurred on April 28 with 83 deaths and fatalities appear to be on the decline since then. 

The state does not appear to have met all the White House’s guidelines for reopening, which include 14 days of declining cases and contact tracers to track infections.  

Some beachgoers marked out the six feet surrounding them with seaweed to enforce social distancing. Photo courtesy of WFLA

Clearwater Police were at the beach to encourage and inform the public about social distancing rules which still apply despite restrictions being lifted

Families crowded the beach on Monday after it reopened following more than a month of being closed

Crowds lined the shore at Clearwater Beach in Florida on the first day it reopened followng the lockdown

States, mostly in the South, the Midwest and mountain West, have moved to relax restrictions since Georgia led the way last month.

Georgia took another step toward a full restart by allowing all businesses to reopen from Friday. Large crowds of people were seen in Atlanta on Sunday as shelter-in-place orders expired and businesses reopened.

Health experts are now concerned that warmer weather could prove to be challenging to manage coronavirus as restaurants, hair salons and other businesses reopen across the country. 

On Saturday, thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington to view a US Navy flyover to honor healthcare workers and others battling the pandemic. 

In New York City, the warmest weather yet this spring caused picnickers and sunbathers to flock to green spaces in Manhattan, including crowded conditions at the Christopher Street Pier in Greenwich Village.

Last week, California ordered beaches in Orange County to close, after crowds defied public health guidelines to throng the popular shoreline. Police in the county’s Huntington Beach said people were complying on Sunday.  

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Woman claims roommate, 27, ‘almost stabbed her to death after she tried to stop her drinking during quarantine’ – The Sun

A WOMAN claims her roommate stabbed her when she confronted her about her drinking amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tatiana Nazarinova, 31, claimed to the New York Daily News that her roommate became violent when she tried confronted her about her drinking – and alleges it almost ended with her losing her life.

“I didn’t realize she had a huge meat knife,” Nazarinova told the Daily News of her New York City roommate, 27-year-old Daria Alyabyeva.

“I tried to push her away. It was so fast, and dark in the hallway.”

Nazarinova said the alleged attack occurred after she had confronted her roommate about her alcohol use.

The two had lived together in California together years ago – but Alyabyeva's drinking problem had became a problem.

Nazarinova told the Daily News she wanted to help Alyabyeva get back on her feet when she came to the New York, because "We’re Russians and we should take care of each other."

Although she gave Alyabyeva a place to stay and tried tried to help her get jobs, she claimed that the 27-year-old would drink during her interviews – and her alcohol use allegedly worsened amid the pandemic.

Nazarinova said she confronted her roomate on April 19 about her drinking – and was met with violence that nearly cost her life when her Alyabyeva allegedly stabbed her.

“My hip was fountaining blood,” Nazarinova told the Daily News of the attack.

“I was stained in my blood and she was stained in my blood.”

“I was like ‘Please stop, please stop,'" she added.

She said she feared for her life after the attack.

"I literally realized I’m probably gonna die because I was losing so much blood. I saw something coming out of my abdomen, I guess it was my intestine," she told the Daily News.

She said she begged her Alabyeva to call police – but her roomate responded: "No, die b****."

Alabyeva fled, and Nazarinova called 911.

Cops arrested Alabyeva last Tuesday, more than a week after the stabbing.

She is held on Rikers Island for a bond of $750,000, the Daily News reported.

Nazarinova, who needed a blood transfusion and two surgeries, is expected to be released from the hospital today.

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Oscar De La Hoya claims he’d beat Conor McGregor in TWO ROUNDS aged 47 despite Floyd Mayweather needing ten – The Sun

BOXING legend Oscar De La Hoya believes he could knock Conor McGregor out inside two rounds… despite retiring 12 years ago.

The 47-year-old American hung up his gloves in 2008 after losing a high-profile bout with Manny Pacquiao.

De La Hoya, a lineal champion in three weight divisions, won 39 of his 45 fights throughout his illustrious career.

And he believes he could make it 40 following his latest jibe aimed at the Notorious.

Speaking to State of Combat, he said: "One thing about me, I went for the kill, always. Look, Conor McGregor, I love him in the Octagon, I respect him.

"I watch him all the time, but the boxing ring is a whole different story.”

The UFC superstar took the leap of faith to box undefeated American Floyd Mayweather in 2017 which lasted ten rounds.

The scrap threatened to tarnish boxing having been dubbed the richest fight of all time with a £105million purse.

De La Hoya was not shy in sharing his thoughts on the bout labelling the pair a "disgrace."

He said at the time: "F*** YOU Mayweather vs McGregor BOTH OF YOU ARE DISRESPECTING THE SPORT OF BOXING.”

There have been rumours that the duo could be locked in a dramatic rematch.

And McGregor admits that a second fight would end differently having improved his technique.

He said: "I actually look at the Mayweather [fight], the shots on the bag and the way I was punching and I actually can’t even watch that.

"I shiver when I see the way I was throwing my punches back then. I just wasn’t sitting right on them, just floating through the air.

"Now I’m getting into positions and sitting in. Got to go through everything to learn, to truly learn. Experience is the best teacher of all."

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Hospital worker claims NHS families are 'starving on £60 a week' after shifts slashed during coronavirus crisis

A HOSPITAL worker claims NHS families are starving on £60 a week after shifts were slashed during the coronavirus crisis.

The whistleblower, who works at Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI), has accused the hospital of showing “zero loyalty” to hundreds of zero-hour contract staff.

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The zero-hour contract healthcare assistant, who is employed by the NHS, said some staff members are struggling to get one six-hour shift a week, which would earn them £60.

Some contract staff and their families are now “starving” during the coronavirus lockdown, they claimed.

The worker told Bristol Live: “Over many years I have worked very hard and been loyal to the BRI.

“I have been very, very flexible, working on many wards over many years.


“When it comes to wanting loyalty from the employer, there are zero hours and zero loyalty – it’s a zero-loyalty contract.

“I’m now getting about £60 a week to live on. I’m probably going to have to sign up for Universal Credit.

“We still have to pay our rent and buy food. What about those who have children to feed?”

The worker fears more than 100 zero-hour contract healthcare assistants and some nurses are in the same situation.

They said wards were closed and the number of available shifts on the booking website dropped “almost to zero”.

When it comes to wanting loyalty from the employer, there are zero hours and zero loyalty – it’s a zero-loyalty contract.

The worker said: “The onslaught didn’t happen. Wards were closed, and they were meant to be used by coronavirus patients, but they haven’t ended up being used at all.

“Nobody knew what was going on. Across a week you can usually see 150 to 200 potential shifts. Now I’m struggling to book one in a week.”

The Trust stopped services to prepare for a “large surge” in coronavirus patients but admissions have not been as severe as anticipated.

The worker added: “This has left the zero-hour staff bank with almost no work or pay, and their families starving.

“They could have furloughed the permanently contracted staff from the closed wards and kept the bank staff covering the shifts that needed covering.”


The latest figures show at least 30,000 NHS workers are on zero-hour contracts.

The worker also criticised the quality of PPE they had been given.

They added: “Most of us are wearing flimsy paper face masks like the ones you see people wearing on the street.

“I don’t feel they are sufficient when patients are coughing and spluttering in front of you.”

More than 100 NHS and healthcare workers are known to have died with the virus.

Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW), said: “Only a few weeks ago, the predictions for the Covid-19 pandemic were that we should expect a large surge in the number of patients.

"In order to prepare for this, and in line with national guidance, it was essential that we temporarily pause some services and non-urgent operations.

"This, unfortunately, meant that we had to reduce the number of temporary staff we needed through Bank working.

“We appreciate this has caused anxiety among our temporary staff due to the lack of availability of shifts.

"Thankfully we have not seen the surge in patients that was anticipated.

“We hope to soon reintroduce some of the services that have been temporarily paused, which will provide more opportunities for temporary staff to work additional shifts."

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Donald Trump claims Joe Biden could face MORE women 'coming out'

‘As soon as you’re famous you get accused.’ Donald Trump claims Joe Biden could face MORE women ‘coming out’ after publicly denying sexual assault claim – and president says alleged victim is ‘far more convincing’ than Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser

  • President Trump predicted more accusers would come out against Joe Biden 
  • He also said Tara Reade was more ‘creditable’ than Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault 
  • ‘I guess in a way you could say I’m sticking up for him,’ Trump said Biden
  • President Trump’s campaign attacked Biden for a double standard in his response to a sexual assault allegation from a former Senate staffer
  • ‘He once again demonstrated that he believes he should be held to a different standard than he has set for others,’ said spokeswoman Erin Perrine
  • Trump campaign gave measured response as Trump himself has been accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct toward women
  • Democrats said Biden handled himself well in interview deny allegation
  • ‘I am pleased that the Vice President directly addressed these allegations and by how he addressed them,’ said Stacey Abrams, who is on VP short list for Biden

President Donald Trump on Friday predicted more accusers would come out against Joe Biden and said he was ‘sticking up’ for the former vice president. 

Trump told conservative talk radio host Dan Bongino that Tara Reade is a ‘far more convincing’ accuser than Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were in high school. 

Biden ‘could have others come out,’ Trump added.

‘He’ll probably have others come out, he might, he could have others come out,’ the president said.

‘I’ve been accused. You probably have, too. As soon as you’re famous, you get accused,’ Trump told Bongino. ‘If you are accused by a woman, you are 100 percent guilty. You are to resign immediately from the presidency of a major corporation. … Someone just has to say it. It was so crazy.’

‘I guess in a way you could say I’m sticking up for him,’ Trump said of the former vice president. 

President Trump predicted more accusers would come out against Joe Biden

Joe Biden denied on Friday the sexual assault allegation made against him by a former member of his Senate staff

President Trump said Tara Reade was a more creditable accuser than Christine Blasey Ford 

Christine Blasey Ford accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers 

Meanwhile, Trump’s campaign attacked Biden for a double standard in his response to a sexual assault allegation from a former staffer, charging him with treating himself differently than other men accused and criticizing him for not releasing his Senate records.

‘The only thing Joe Biden did today was dig himself a deeper hole,’ said Trump 2020 Principal Deputy Communications Director Erin Perrine in a statement. ‘He once again demonstrated that he believes he should be held to a different standard than he has set for others.’

The Trump campaign pointed out that Biden made it clear during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings that all women should be heard and pointed out Biden criticized Mike Bloomberg for a lack of transparency with women who signed NDAs with his company about their treatment there.

‘While he called for the complete release of Mike Bloomberg’s documents related to complaints against him, Biden made clear he does not want his University of Delaware records released because they could be used against him in the campaign. He also falsely said those records are not ready to be made public,’ Perrine said.

Biden denied he sexually assaulted Tara Reade when she worked for his Senate office. Reade claims that in 1993, Biden pinned her to a wall in a Senate building, reached under her clothing and penetrated her with his fingers.

‘It is not true. I’m saying unequivocally it never happened and it didn’t,’ Biden said Friday morning on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe.’

Trump’s campaign said the interview did not offer closure on the question of what happened between Biden and Reade.

‘There will be a great temptation among Biden’s supporters to take his lackluster interview performance and declare ‘case closed’ and move on. We do not know what, if anything, was done to Tara Reade, but there cannot be one set of rules for Joe Biden and another set for everyone else,’ Perrine said. 

It’s a delicate response dance for his campaign given Trump has been accused of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. 

Donald Trump Jr., who is a prominent campaign surrogate for his father, attacked Biden for not releasing his Senate records.

Donald Trump Jr., who is a prominent campaign surrogate for his father, attacked Biden

‘Let me get this straight. Biden’s records from his decades in the United States Senate could be taken out of context? Voters shouldn’t get to see what Biden did while working for them? What is this clown hiding?,’ he wrote on Twitter. 

‘Kavanaugh’s high school year book was totally fair game but Joe Biden’s US Senate records are off limits. That a whole new level of #DemocratPrivilege and hypocrisy!,’ he added.

Biden said he would not open up access to his Senate office papers, which are being archived at the University of Delaware until two years after he leaves public life, because there policy positions and other correspondent that political opponents could use against him.

‘There’s a lot of things that – of speeches I have made, positions I have taken, interviews that I did overseas with people, all of those things relating to my job. And the idea that they would all be made public and the fact while I was running for a public office they could be really taken out of context,’ he said on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe.’

‘The papers are position papers. They are documents that existed and that when I — for example when I go — when I met with Putin or when I met with whomever. And all of that to be fodder in a campaign at this time I don’t know of anybody who’s done anything like that,’ he added.

‘And so, the National Archives is the only place there would be anything having to do with personnel records. There are no personnel records in the Biden papers at the university,’ Biden said.  

Biden said the National Archives would hold employee records of the Senate and he requested the national depository search for any such record. 

Reade said she filed a complaint with the Senate personnel office at the time of the incident although she clarified this week the complaint was about how she felt uncomfortable at work and did not address the sexual assault allegation. 

Democrats were quick to applaud Biden for addressing the allegations.

‘I am pleased that the Vice President directly addressed these allegations and by how he addressed them. Women and all people should be heard, and they deserve a safe space and process through which they can come forward,’ said Georgia’s Stacey Abrams, who is said to be on the short list for Biden’s running mate.

Abrams has been a prominent Biden defender throughout the saga. 

Stacey Abrams, who is on the short list to be Joe Biden’s running mate, praised Biden for addressing the allegations

Tim Kaine, who was the vice presidential nominee in 2016, said the archives needs to release whatever files it has. 

‘I think anyone has an allegation like this has to be taken seriously. Yes, reporters should dig into it. Yes, we should get the files from the archives. But I think he will be able to get by this in the minds of American voters,’ he said on MSNBC on Friday afternoon. 

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, who had ran for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Biden was right to call for the records to be released.

‘The vice president calling for an investigation into any records that exist is the right thing to do,’ he said on Fox News Friday. 

On Thursday, President Trump said Biden ‘should respond’  to the sexual assault allegations. 

‘I think that he should respond,’ Trump told reporters at an event in the White House’s East Room. ‘It could be false accusations. I know all about false accusations. I have been falsely charged numerous times.’ 

President Trump said Joe Biden ‘should respond’ to sexual assault accusations that are currently dragging down his presidential campaign. Trump added that they ‘could be false accusations. I know all about false accusations’ 

President Trump brought up Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh when talking about the assault allegations hurled at Biden. ‘I saw a man suffering so unfairly,’ Trump said at the White House Thursday. 

Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer of Biden’s, said he put his hand down her skirt and fondled her while she was trying to return a gym bag to the now presumptive Democratic nominee for president 

Trump has been subject to allegations from at least 16 women. 

A number of women told their stories on the heels of the release of the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape where Trump is heard bragging about being able to do anything with women because he’s a celebrity, including ‘grab them by the p****.’ 

‘And there is such a thing,’ the president said Thursday about false accusations. 

He then pointed to his Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, whose nomination was nearly derailed when Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were in high school.

‘If you look at Brett Kavanaugh, there is an outstanding man. He was falsely charged,’ Trump said. ‘What happened with him was an absolute disgrace to the country.’  

‘I saw a man suffering so unfairly,’ Trump continued. ‘I am talking about Brett Kavanaugh.’

Trump, who will face off against Biden in the November presidential election, denied that his campaign was ‘going after him hard’ on ex-staffer Tara Reade’s allegation. 

‘But I don’t know, I can’t speak for Biden,’ Trump said. ‘I only think that he should respond and answer them.’      

Reade accused Biden of putting his hand down her skirt and fondling her while she was trying to return a gym bag to the then-U.S. senator while she was working as his aide. 

‘He just had me up against the wall and the wall was cold,’ she had told journalist Katie Halper in March. ‘His hands were on me and underneath my clothes. He went down my skirt and then up inside it and he penetrated me with his fingers. He was kissing me at the same time,’ she said.  

Last year, when Biden was mounting his presidential campaign, a number of women – including Reade – came out and complained about him being inappropriately handsy.  

When Donald Trump has been accused of assault, groping or lewd behavior: A timeline

1980 – Jessica Leeds

Jessica Leeds, a 75-year-old former businesswoman who lives in Manhattan, told the New York Times last year that she was ‘assaulted’ by Trump on a flight when she was 38.

Leeds explained how she was sat beside Trump in first class on a flight, when the Republican nominee lifted the arm-rest between then and allegedly began touching her.

‘He was like an octopus,’ she told the Times. ‘His hands were everywhere.’

1989 – Ivana Trump

The Donald’s first wife claimed she was ‘violated’ by him after a violent attack, documents filed as part of the couple’s divorce claimed, according to the Daily Beast.

Ivana distanced herself from the claims last year when Trump started his campaign.

Early 1990s – Kristin Anderson

Kristin Anderson was out with friends, chatting up a storm at a Manhattan nightspot, when she felt fingers creep up her miniskirt, slide up her inner thigh and then touch her vagina through her panties.

Anderson, now 47, told the Washington Post that it was Donald Trump who touched her at the nightclub.  

She said the incident took place in the early 1990s, when she was in her early twenties and an aspiring model.

1993 – Jill Harth

Jill Harth, a makeup artist, accused Trump of ‘attempted rape’ stemming from an incident in 1993.

Harth told the Guardian the incident in question took place during a visit to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion in January of that year.

‘He pushed me up against the wall, and had his hands all over me and tried to get up my dress again,’ she told the newspaper. ‘I had to physically say: ‘What are you doing? Stop it.”

1993 – Vendela Kirsebom

Former supermodel Vendela Kirsebom exclusively told DailyMail.com that Donald Trump’s ‘vulgar’ and ‘sexist’ remarks about the size of women’s breasts forced her to switch tables at a White House dinner party.

The Sports Illustrated cover model claims her night at a 1993 Vanity Fair event was ruined because she was sat next to the billionaire.

Recalling the ‘excruciating’ night, Kirsebom, 50, said: ‘Everything he said was so vulgar.

‘I couldn’t listen to his nonsense for an entire night so I asked if I could be moved.’

1995 or 1996 – E. Jean Carroll

E. Jean Carroll, who accuses Trump of an attack in late 1995 or early 1996

Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll claims that in fall 1995 or spring 1996 she met Trump by chance as she was walking out of the Bergdorf Goodman department store in Manhattan and she was walking in when he said ‘Hey, you’re that advice lady!’ and asked her to help him buy a present for a ‘girl,’ which was ‘lingerie.’

Carroll, who was 52 at the time, claims she and Trump shopped together and he tried to persuade her to model the underwear. 

She says she told him to try it on and they ended up in a changing room where he grabbed her, held her both arms, ripped down her tights and sexually assaulted her. Carroll refused to use the word rape but said she was forcibly penetrated and ‘it hurt.’  

1996 – Lisa Boyne

Lisa Boyne, CEO of a health food company, claims that in the summer of 1996 she saw Trump make a series of women walk up and down a restaurant table so that he could announce whether they were wearing underwear.

‘It was the most offensive scene I’ve ever been a part of,’ she told The Huffington Post last year. ‘I wanted to get the heck out of there.’

According to Boyne, she and friend Sonja Tremont – better known today as Sonja Morgan of ‘Real Housewives of New York’ – had been invited to dinner in Manhattan with Trump and late modelling agent John Casablancas.

1997 – Four Miss Teen USA contestants

Mariah Billado and three other contestants claimed to Buzzfeed that Trump walked into dressing rooms prior to the pageant while competitors were naked.

‘I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, “Oh my god, there’s a man in here”,’ she told Buzzfeed

Bilado told the website that Trump then said something like: ‘Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before’.

1997 – Miss USA contestant Temple Taggart

Temple Taggart, a former Miss Utah, told the New York Times last year that Trump kissed her on the lips during the pageant.

‘I thought, “Oh my God, gross”… I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like “Wow, that’s inappropriate”,’ she told the newspaper.

Taggart has also sat down for an interview with NBC News.

‘When I first heard the leaked tape, it’s very unsettling… you don’t want to hear anyone talking about women like that,’ she said in a promotion clip for the interview.

1997 – Cathy Heller

Cathy Heller, now 64, claims the billionaire kissed her on the mouth without her consent in 1997 while she attended a Mother’s Day luncheon with her family at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.

She told The Guardian last year: ‘He took my hand, and grabbed me, and went for the lips,’ she said.

She claimed she held back but he persevered. ‘And he said, “Oh, come on”. He was strong. He grabbed me and went for my mouth and went for my lips.’

Trump denied the accusation, claiming she was motivated by a personal vendetta to have her family’s membership fees reimbursed.

2000 – Miss USA contestant Bridget Sullivan

Bridget Sullivan told Buzzfeed last year that the then-owner of the pageant walked through the backstage area to wish contestants good luck, despite the fact many of them were naked at the time.

‘The time that he walked through the dressing rooms was really shocking. We were all naked,’ Sullivan said.

She went on to describe Trump as a ‘creepy uncle’, saying he would ‘hug you just a little low on your back.’

Buzzfeed spoke with four other contestants from that year – none whom remembered Trump walking through the dressing room when contestants were naked.

2001 – Miss USA contestant Tasha Dixon

Tasha Dixon told CBS News last year walked into the changing rooms at the pageant without warning, meaning many of the competitors were naked or not fully dressed.

‘Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half naked changing into our bikinis,’ Dixon said in an interview. ‘He just came strolling right in.

‘There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Other girls were naked.’

2003 – Mindy McGillivray

Mindy McGillivray, 36, told the Palm Beach Post that Trump grabbed her backside after she helped a photographer who was covering a concert at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago mansion.

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.’

2004 – Trump discussed what he thought it would be like to have sex with a teenage Lindsay Lohan on the Howard Stern Show

‘She’s probably deeply troubled and therefore great in bed,’ Trump told Stern when asked by the shock jock if he could imagine bedding ‘troubled teen’ Lindsay Lohan.

Trump went on to say: ‘How come the deeply troubled women, you know, deeply, deeply troubled, they’re always the best in bed?’

At the time of the interview, Lohan was just 18 years old. Trump was 58.

The conversation continued with Trump speaking about a friend he described as ‘a great Playboy’ and who he said only wants to date ‘crazy’ women.

2005 – Rachel Crooks

Rachel Crooks was a 22-year-old working as a receptionist at Bayrock Group, a real estate company based in Trump Tower in Manhattan, when she says Trump kissed her on the mouth without permission while in an elevator in 2005.

‘It was so inappropriate,’ Ms. Crooks told the New York Times. ‘I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that.’

Crooks told the newspaper the incident took place after she shook hands with Trump in an elevator and he allegedly refused to let go. 

She says he then began kissing her on the cheeks, before then kissing her lips.

2005 – Donald Trump admits he would ‘inspect’ pageant contestants backstage

Donald Trump bragged about the extra power he had during an interview with Howard Stern in April 2005, the tapes of which have been released by CNN.

‘I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed,’ Trump said about the pageant.

‘No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it…. “Is everyone OK?” You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. “Is everybody OK?”

‘And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.’

2005 – Trump brags about being able to grope women without consent to Billy Bush on the set of Access Hollywood

‘You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful – I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait,’ he was heard saying to Billy Bush on the set of Access Hollywood in 2005 in a recording published by the Washington Post last year.

‘And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p****. You can do anything.’

2005 – Natasha Stoynoff

Natasha Stoynoff recounted how she had traveled to Mar-a-Largo to interview Trump and his wife, Melania, in December 2005.

She said Donald took her into a room he really wanted to see, before forcing himself on her.

‘We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat,’ she wrote for People.

Stoynoff went on to say how she was rescued when a butler walked in, however when the two were alone again shortly after Trump told her they were ‘going to have an affair’.

2006 – Samantha Holvey

Samantha Holvey claims that as a 20-year-old representing North Carolina in the 2006 Miss USA pageant, Trump would inspect her and other contestants before the competition.

She has said she was ‘disgusted’ by the now-president’s repeated behavior.

It was ‘the dirtiest I felt in my entire life,’ she told CNN last year. ‘He would step in front of each girl and look you over from head to toe like we were just meat, we were just sexual objects, that we were not people.’

2007 – Summer Zervos – contestant on The Apprentice

Summer Zervos, who was a contestant on the fifth season of The Apprentice, said Trump groped and kissed her in his room at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007.

She claims that she reached out to Trump a year after she left the show to speak about possible business opportunities, and when she met with him he kissed her ‘open mouthed’ multiple times, and at one point placed his hand on her breast.

She claims he then had her lie in bed with him she said telling her he wanted to watch ‘telly telly’, but soon after began ‘thrusting his genitals’ at her despite her pleas asking him to stop.

Zervos said during a press conference about her accusations: ‘You do not have the right to treat women as sexual objects just because you are a star.’

2009 – Called Khloe Kardashian ‘a fat piglet’

Trump made rude and offensive comments about Khloe Kardashian’s physical appearance and weight while she filmed Celebrity Apprentice back in 2009, according to multiple people who worked on the set.

‘He said: “Why don’t we fire Khloe? She is a fat piglet. Why did we get the ugly Kardashian?”‘ a source told Huffington Post.

2010 – Friend of CNN anchor Erin Burnett

Erin Burnett detailed an encounter that a friend had with Trump in March 2010 in the boardroom at Trump Tower, when he allegedly tried to kiss her without permission.

The woman told Burnett, according to CNN: ‘Trump took Tic Tacs, suggested I take them also. He then leaned in, catching me off guard, and kissed me almost on lips. I was really freaked out.

‘After (the meeting), Trump asked me to come into his office alone. Was really unsure what to do. … Figured I could handle myself. 

‘Anyway, once in his office he kept telling me how special I am and gave me his cell, asked me to call him. I ran the hell out of there.’

2013 – Miss USA contestant Cassandra Searles

Searles, who won Miss Washington in 2013, said Trump tried to seduce her, groped her, and treated the women in the pageant ‘like cattle’, according to Yahoo News.

‘Do y’all remember that one time we had to do our onstage introductions, but this one guy treated us like cattle and made us do it again because we didn’t look him in the eyes?’ she wrote last year.

‘Do you also remember when he then proceeded to have us lined up so he could get a closer look at his property?

‘Oh I forgot to mention that guy will be in the running to become the next President of the United States.’

She then added: ‘He probably doesn’t want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my a** and invited me to his hotel room.’  

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Nick Viall Claims 'The Bachelor' Producers Said Madison Prewett Is 'a Little Manipulative'

Many fans became suspicious of Madison Prewett because she was accused of running her own Instagram fan account during the season of The Bachelor. One person who is still suspicious of her is Nick Viall and he called her a liar.

Madison Prewett was accused of running a fan account

Fans became suspicious of the contestant during the season. That’s because an account called @BachSleuthers showed Prewett commenting on her own picture of her date with Weber. The comment read, “Beautiful date Madi. You are so genuine and real.”

This started the theory that she was running a fan account for herself and forgot to switch out of her real account to leave the comment. Prewett claimed her sister was accidentally logged into her account and wrote the comment.

Her friend then claimed to be the reason for the mistake. “Oops! Thought I wrote that comment about being real & genuine from my account but was logged into Madi’s from when she got back from filming. Don’t hate me,” the friend wrote. Prewett wrote back, “Hahahaha you’re good, it happens love youuuu.”

Prewett recently talked about the drama

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Prewett revisited the situation on the podcast Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe. She explained what led to comment.

“No one will believe me and it doesn’t matter if you tell the truth or not because people are going to have their opinions and believe what they want to believe,” she said. “But the true story is that I did not write that. My friend really did write that.”

She also said that she had multiple Instagram accounts and information from them were being leaked. “So my mom got one of her friends to hack into my Instagram to take that down and delete those pages. She had access to all of my accounts and helped me take things down and run things a little bit. She was accidentally on it and commented that,” Prewett said.

Nick Viall said she’s a bit of a liar

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Viall talked about Prewett on his podcast, Viall Files. He made it known that he doubts what Prewett had to say about her relationship with Peter Weber for a reason.

“We also know Madison to be a little bit of a liar. … People want to forget — I know Madison wants to forget it — but her Instagram,” he said according to Us Weekly. “It’s a fact she did that. It is silly and trivial. There’s a logical explanation for it that she wanted people to like her. It’s a totally relatable thing.”

He continued to talk about the possible scandal. “I’m more critical of that, and I know Madison thinks I don’t like her and I know people think I’ve been hard on Madison. I think she’s just fine; I’ve even defended Madison,” Viall said. “But if you’re going to be righteous and you’re going to be pious and you’re going to, like, talk about your relationship with God and how you want to be example to young men, blah, blah, blah, I hold you to a higher standard, so don’t be a liar. Don’t be vain.”

The former star also claimed to know how producers feel about her. “I’ve talked to producers and they like Madison, but they also think she can be a little manipulative and a little bit of a liar,” he said.

It looks like Prewett is still getting heat over her Instagram comment. She still claims it was her friend who accidentally left the comment.

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