One may wonder what depths of depravity Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will delve, and if he has a bottom. The answer seems to be no. Amid the allegations of rape, infidelity, lying about his taxes, and everything else it may well not come as a surprise that Trump mocked and attempted to seduce a Hollywood actress who happens to be disabled.
Marlee Matlin , who remains to be the only deaf actor or actress to ever win an Academy Award for best actress, was once a contestant on The Apprentice. Apparently Trump called her “retarded” on more than one occasion and also made sexual comments toward and about her according to several sources.
Due to severe non-disclosure agreements these sources were all forced to speak under a condition of anonymity. One said,”Trump would often equate that she was mentally retarded.”
Another former contestant, Richard Hatch, is not bound by the same agreement and spoke candidly about Trump’s sexual advances towards Matlin:
Watching him in the boardroom making sexual comments to Marlee Matlin, to all of the women on The Apprentice, it was obvious that that’s just a part of who he is.
For her part Matlin spoke to the New York Post in 2015 and said of her experiences with Trump:
He treated me with respect and humor and was always looking after me.
Considering the discrepancies in accounts, and Matlin herself not speaking out about Trump, the allegations against him may just be smoke without fire. However, given Trump’s history of abuse towards women it is certainly believable.
Watch some clips from The Apprentice and judge for yourself: