People writer Natasha Stoynoff spoke with EIC Jess Cagle about her accusations regarding Donald Trump, who she claims was sexually inappropriate with her while she was completing a profile on the mogul years ago:
I always liked her—from the moment I met her. I liked her very much. And I feel like she's a woman of dignity. And I think that she deserves better than to be in a situation like this.
Does she feel bad for her?
I don't know if she's the kind of woman you feel bad for. I think she's a very strong woman, and I think she probably does exactly as she wants to do and knows exactly what she's doing. But I feel a solidarity with all women, including her, so I feel like I understand her, anyway.
In a move that's striking considering it could just as easily have come following the election, the anonymous woman who has alleged Trump raped her when she was 13 totally dropped her suit after backing out of a press conference last week, citing fears of violence.
I don't think her suit had merit, to be honest. If she's going to file and drop it willy-nilly and commit to high-profile media then back away, and then drop it entirely the weekend before the election, it just feels like this woman is not credible.