Alva Johnson has come forward in accusing President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct.
Johnson a former Trump staffer reveals an incident which took place between her and president Trump during the presidential campaign however, the White House denies the whole thing calling her accusations ridiculous.
So who is Alava Johnson and what happened between her and Donald Trump? Find out below.
#1 Johnson says Trump kissed her without her consent
For the last three months, before general election back in 2016 Alva Johnson was assigned to Florida. One of her responsibilities there included managing the recreational vehicles which served as global campaign offices. It was around this time that the incident took place –when Trump paid a visit to Florida and got inside of one of the RV’s. Alva who stayed in the back took pictures of Trump and supporters but according to her lawsuit as Trump was leaving the RV he passed her, took her hand and went in for a kiss.
According to her lawyer, Johnson who was wearing a baseball cap moved her head but still, Trump was able to plant a kiss on the corner of her mouth. Alva had said to Trump ‘Mr. Trump I’ve been working very hard for you” to what Trump replied ‘I know you’ve been working very hard for me, I won’t forget you’ –as he went in for the smooch.
#2 She is an experienced event planner
Before joining the Trump campaign in 2016, as Director of Outreach & Coalitions for the GOP Primary –she had been working in her home state of Alabama organizing rallies and doing outreach in the black community.
#3 She was encouraged by the #MeToo movement
Alva says she has been encouraged by the Me Too movement and since unable to put the incident behind her, decide to speak and hold the president accountable. She filed the lawsuit in Florida.
#4 Her parents and boyfriend support her story
Alva Johnson said she called her parents and her boyfriend the day of the incident but she tried to put it behind her and continued to work on the campaign.
#5 She quit the campaign following the Hollywood Access tape
Six weeks after her encounter with Trump, the Hollywood Access video came out where Trump can be heard saying ‘I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women. I just start kissing them, it’s like a magnet’
She told people close to her this was exactly what had happened to her in Florida and realized this was part of Trump’s behavior. Since then multiple women have accused Trump of forcibly kissing them or groping.
#6 She began seeing a therapist
After quitting the Trump campaign she began seeing a therapist, according to the therapist notes she’s been having nightmares and it also makes a reference of an event that’s hunting her. The notes have been included in the suit.
#7 She’s worked with celebrities
Alva Mahaffey Johnson, holds a degree in mass communication and media studies from UAB. According to a 2009 profile, she worked training personal assistants for celebrities such as Vera Wang and The Dave Matthews Band.
According to her LinkedIn, she is an event consultant and event coordinator at Heaven on Earth Foundation. She is also listed as the President at Enchanting Travel and Tours.