In the suit, they also alleged that Trump had kept black women out of the pageant.
The upshot: The couple settled with Trump for an unannounced sum, and Harth dropped her suit. But it wasn’t Trump’s last turn in the pageant business.
A few years later, he bought the Miss Universe pageant, which also includes Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.
Bill Clinton settled a suit for sexual harassment filed by Paula Jones.
Zervos’s suit serves to underscore an even more unusual fact, though, which is that Trump won election despite a raft of allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct lodged by women in multiple places, from different eras.
Many of the connections seem to be the sorts of interactions with mobsters that were inevitable for a guy in the construction and casino businesses at the time.
For example, organized crime controlled the 1980s New York City concrete business, so that anyone building in the city likely brushed up against it.
To catalogue the full sweep of allegations would require thousands of words and lump together the trivial with the truly scandalous.