Gordon Sondland's congressional hearing, a key witness in the impeachment investigation against Donald Trump, made a lot of noise. And his name came out for a very different reason, Wednesday, November 27 in the US press. Three women accuse the US ambassador of having sexually inappropriate behavior towards them.
"These false allegations about touching and forced kissing are fabricated and coordinated for political motives"responded the diplomat quoted in the survey published simultaneously by the site ProPublica and the regional magazine Portland Monthly.
The three women, named in the article, report retaliation after pushing the rich businessman, appointed ambassador to the European Union following a million dollar donation to the ceremony Donald Trump's investiture. One of them claims to have met Mr. Sondland, who owns a hotel group, sixteen years ago to ask him to invest in one of his projects. Another worked for an insurance company that had a contract with him. The last was looking for a job. The three claim that he tried to forcefully kiss them and touched them professionally between 2003 and 2008.
Their testimony is in line with the #MeToo movement to denounce sexual abuse by men of power and intervene while Mr Sondland was thrown onto the political scene by the Ukrainian affair.