Months before Jill Harth’s sexual assault lawsuit against Donald Trump hit the media, the cosmetics executive had tried to be hired as his make-up artist while he campaigned for presidency in 2016.
In a new report by The Hill, Harth tried multiple times to get on Trump’s campaign team as the makeup artist in an attempt to market her new male product line, “Made Man.” Her attempts to win the job, in emails and in person, came just before her 1977 lawsuit made headlines.
‘The Hill learned of her appeals to Trump in an interview with Harth in December about her friendship with celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom; Trump’s lawyers then provided the emails. The Hill followed up with Harth, who defended both her attempts to work with the man she accused of sexual assault and her current call for him to be impeached,’ reports the Daily Wire.
The 1997 lawsuit was filed after an alleged assault by Trump occurred in 1993. Harth claims Trump pushed her against a wall and tried to get his hands up her dress at a Mar-a-Lago meeting. Eventually the lawsuit was withdrawn after a settlement was made.
The Hill report notes that the tone of Harth’s 2015 emails to Trump is very different than that of her 1997 lawsuit and even the interviews she did in 2016 about the alleged sexual harassment.
Some excerpts of her emails in 2015 and the beginning of 2016:
“Hi Donald, you are doing a tremendous job of shaking things up in the United States. I am definitely on Team Trump as so many others are,” Jill Harth wrote the future president in an Oct. 1, 2015, email sent to him through his New York company’s headquarters.
“I can’t watch television without seeing you or hearing your name everywhere! It’s a good thing for sure but PLEASE let me do your makeup for a television interview, a debate, a photo session, anything!” Harth wrote.
“It kills me to see you looking too orange and with white circles under the eyes. I will get your skin looking smoother and even toned,” she added, boasting she would “sculpt your face” to look good on high-definition television sets.
Harth managed to finagle her way into a meeting with Trump after a South Carolina rally in January 2016.
“I went to a rally for Trump in January 2016 in South Carolina. We met and we had an understanding that we would let ‘sleeping dogs lie’ in regards to that old complaint,” she wrote in an email to the The Hill.
In another 2016 email she wrote she would be “willing to say at a rally or somewhere how [Trump] helped me with my self-confidence and all positive things about how he is with women to counter any potential negativity that may come out at some point in the campaign.”
Interesting, coming from a woman who accused him of sexual assault.
Harth defended her flattering tone in the emails saying it was “necessary to satisfy Trump’s ‘huge’ ego.”
Adding to that she said she “had not forgotten the pain he brought into my life,” claiming she had “moved on” from the alleged assault.
“Once the media rediscovered the complaint, Donald responded to it by repeatedly denigrating and disparaging me and releasing an old National Enquirer article from the ’90s that he planted,” said Harth.
The Daily Wire reports, Harth said her attempt to work with Trump in 2015 and 2016 should not be used as an excuse to dismiss her allegations and stressed that she believes that Trump should be removed from office.
“I firmly believe Trump should resign or be investigated and impeached. Leopards don’t change their spots,” she stated.
Harth is one of the accusers who financially benefited from the allegations. According to The Hill her attorney Lisa Bloom set up a GoFundMe page and was able to pay off the makeup artist’s mortgage. Harth’s sales on her products even soared after a TV appearance Bloom did on the allegations.