And the List Keeps Growing: Former Miss Finland Accuses Trump of Sexual Assault

Donald Trump appraises Miss Universe contestants in 2009. Image via Associated Press.
Donald Trump appraises Miss Universe contestants in 2009. Image via Associated Press.

In an interview with local Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, translated by The Telegraph, former Miss Finland Ninni Laaksonen became the twelfth woman to accuse Donald Trump, evil toddler and our Republican presidential nominee, of sexual assault.

From The Telegraph:

Miss Laaksonen said the incident occurred moments before she appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman with three other contestants and Mr Trump.

“Before the show we were photographed outside the building,” she told the paper.

“Trump stood right next to me and suddenly he squeezed my butt. He really grabbed my butt.

“I don’t think anybody saw it but I flinched and thought: ‘What is happening?’”

After twelve reports of a United States presidential candidate grabbing women like a particularly deranged Violet Beauregarde might grab candy, I think we can all relate to that question.


At a house party with other contestants, Laaksonen said someone told her that “Trump liked me because I looked like Melania when she was younger,” which “left me disgusted.”

Trump has denied all previous allegations against him, and recently threatened to sue all of his accusers, along with People Magazine and the New York Times, though none of these lawsuits are likely to materialize. In return, lawyers for several victims have threatened countersuits.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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GrannyShifter (don't judge my Hofmeister kink)

Everytime this comes, I’m reminded of the question about who we should believe: the guy who says he assaults women, or the women that say he assaulted them?