The “Dump Donald Trump” legal aid group has announced it plans to seek $1 billion in legal aid for its lawyers as the president and his associates face mounting allegations of sexual misconduct.
The legal aid effort, launched by former attorney general and Florida Republican Rep. Donna Brazile, will target “the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have been harmed by sexual misconduct,” the group said in a statement on Monday.
“This is a time for healing, not division.
We will seek to ensure that everyone affected by this misconduct is able to access the justice they deserve.”
Brazile was one of Trump’s accusers during a 2005 “Access Hollywood” recording of him making lewd remarks about her in a 2005 hotel room.
Trump has denied the accusations, but his defenders have sought to distance themselves from the allegations.
In a letter to President Donald Trump’s legal team on Monday, Brazile and her allies sought to raise $2 billion in donations to cover legal fees and expenses for women who are suing Trump for sexual misconduct, including a $1 million donation to the Legal Services Corporation and a $500,000 donation to an organization called Project SAM, which provides legal assistance to low-income people.
“The women who have come forward with their stories of sexual assault and harassment should not be held hostage by their own reputations,” Brazile said.
“The time has come for the women to speak, to be heard, and for our country to move forward together.”
Banks have taken a strong stand against Trump since the former president’s accuser allegations became public, with several major banks pulling their support and many banks pulling investments from Trump.
Brazille said she wants to offer the public the opportunity to help fund the legal defense of the Trump administration and the country at large, and urged the president to follow her lead.
“We are asking for your help to put this matter behind us, and help us protect women and the American economy from the ravages of this new sexual assault epidemic,” she said.