Stacia Robitaille, wife of hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille, claimed Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump once made “aggressive” advances toward her in an elevator at Madison Square Garden.
I was once on a elevator alone with @realDonaldTrump (& a man w/him) at Madison Square Gardens. He was aggressive & told me I was coming home with him. I laughed, stating I was married to a Ranger. He guaranteed me my husband didn’t make as much money as him. #ThisIsOurPresident
— Stacia Robitaille (@StaciaRR) December 12, 2017
Robitaille tweeted that the encounter with Trump occurred while her husband was playing for the New York Rangers during the mid-1990s. She said Trump was with another man when the alleged incident took place.
Her husband is the current president of business operations for the Los Angeles Kings, the franchise he starred with and where he played 14 of his 19 NHL seasons.
Robitaille’s claim of the unwanted advances come a day after three women who had previously accused Trump of sexual harassment reiterated their allegations on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.” On Tuesday, Trump tweeted he was being targeted with “false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met.”
More than a dozen women brought forth similar accusations during last year’s presidential campaign, and a growing number of Democrats, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, are calling on Trump to resign amid the allegations.
With such allegations widespread in Hollywood, the sports world has seen a recent rise in similar accusations of harassment and misconduct in the media industry.
On Tuesday, the NFL Network suspended former players Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans pending an investigation into a sexual misconduct lawsuit made by a former employee. Also named in the suit were former NFL Network analysts Donovan McNabb and Warren Sapp, as well as the company’s former network executive Eric Weinberger.
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