FACT CHECK: Bragging About Sexual Assault Is Not “Locker Room Talk.” It’s Rape Culture.

Contact: Planned Parenthood Action Fund Media Office, 212-261-4433

For Immediate Release: 10.09.16

Washington, DC — In tonight’s presidential debate, Donald Trump was asked about recent tapes of him in 2005 bragging about sexual assault. He again dismissed it as “locker room talk.”

Statement by Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund:

"What Trump described in these tapes amounts to sexual assault. Trump's behavior is disgusting and unacceptable in any context, and it is disqualifying for a man who is running for president of this country."



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