After the numerous sexual assault allegations made against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the Susan G. Komen Foundation is being urged to severe their ties with his club Mar-a-Lago.
The Komen Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to funding research into breast cancer, has an event scheduled at Trump’s Palm Beach club in January. Stat News reports that Komen has held its annual event “Perfect Pink Party” at Mar-a-Lago since 2011. The National Organization for Women is urging Komen, as well as a handful of other women’s health non-profits, to sever their relationship with Trump-owned clubs and hotels. “I would strongly urge that the organizations reschedule their events,” NOW president Terry O’Neill told Stat. “I would also say that at the very least, ensure Donald Trump personally would not be around when the event takes place because women are at risk.”
The Associated Press notes that two of sexual assaults alleged against Trump took place at Mar-a-Lago: Mindy McGillivary alleges that Trump groped her during a 2003 photo shoot at the resort and People writer Natasha Stoynoff alleges that Trump grabbed and kissed her while interviewing him at the location in 2005.