Friday, July 14, 2017

UltraViolet on Donald Trump’s Attendance at the US Women’s Open

(STATEMENT) - Moments ago, President Donald Trump tweeted to confirm that he would be attendance at the US Women’s Open held at his Bedminster golf course starting on Friday afternoon and through the weekend.

In reaction, Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet, issued the following statement:

“Donald Trump has a long and well documented history of sexual assault and sexual harassment. More than a dozen women have come forward to state that Trump sexually assaulted them. Trump himself was caught red handed proudly boosting of this behavior on the infamous Access Hollywood tape. Let’s be clear, by choosing to hold this tournament at Trump’s course, the USGA and the LGPA are endorsing Trump’s behavior. That is not only shameful and outrageous, but it is a huge disservice to the golfers who are playing this weekend.

“For months we urged the USGA and LGPA to move this tournament. They ignored us. Now, they are allowing Trump to use this tournament, and sadly the players, to benefit his own self-interests. The USGA and LPGA could have made a clear and unequivocal statement against sexual assault by moving this tournament. Instead they chose to embrace the man who is a walking talking example of a sexual predator. Shame on the USGA. Shame on the LPGA. This is a stain on your brand that will not wash away.”

UltraViolet is an online community of over 1,000,000 people who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media. Find out more at WeAreUltraViolet.org.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

What a pile of ultraviolet crap.