Mike Pence told viewers of “The Today Show” on Friday that the Trump campaign has proof that at least one of the alleged sexual assault encounters is false. That proof is a 54-year-old British man.
Anthony Gilberthorpe, a man who said he was on the plane when Jessica Leeds alleges Trump assaulted her, wrote a note to the New York Post refuting Leeds’ 30-year-old claims.
“I have only met this accuser once and frankly cannot imagine why she is seeking to make out that Trump made sexual advances on her,” Gilberthorpe wrote, the Post reported. “Not only did he not do so (and I was present at all times) but it was she that was the one being flirtatious.”
Trump’s campaign arranged the exclusive interview with The Post in which he “said he was on the flight — in either 1980 or 1981— where Jessica Leeds claimed Trump groped her.”
Gilberthorpe told The Post that he saw nothing inappropriate, although a “shrill” Leeds was “trying to hard” to get Trump’s affections.
He also said he was angry when Leeds told Anderson Cooper on Wednesday that he did not try to help her during the alleged assault.
"The guy in the seat across the aisle could see,” Leeds said on CNN. “And I kept thinking, maybe the stewardess is going to come and he'll stop, but she never came.”
Gilberthorpe – who once had a newspaper to publish a fake engagement announcement, Heavy reported – told The Post that after Trump excused himself to use the bathroom, Leeds told him that she wanted to marry the billionaire.