The New York Times reports:
A second woman has publicly accused Charles W. Herbster, the Republican candidate for governor in Nebraska endorsed by former President Donald J. Trump, of groping her at a 2019 Republican fund-raising dinner.
Elizabeth Todsen said Mr. Herbster grabbed her at the dinner in Omaha and said details of the incident reported earlier this month by the Nebraska Examiner were correct.
“For years I have struggled with an experience I had with Charles W. Herbster,” she said in a statement issued by her lawyer. “At a political event in 2019, Herbster sexually groped me while greeting my table.”
The Nebraska Examiner reports:
Nebraska GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster is using a paid campaign TV ad to attack the Republican state senator who has sued him for sexual battery. Sen. Julie Slama was one of eight women who told the Nebraska Examiner that Herbster had groped them at political events and beauty pageants at some point during the last six years.
All of the women’s accounts were corroborated by witnesses or people the women spoke to immediately afterward. Slama was the only one of the eight women who spoke on the record.
Herbster sued Slama Friday for defamation. His lawsuit asserts that he is the victim of a “politically motivated and groundless attack” and that Herbster seeks to “defend his reputation and good name.” Slama filed a countersuit on Monday. Her attorneys called Herbster’s action a “frivolous and bad faith attempt to bully a sexual assault victim into silence.”
Trump is going to a rally tonight with NE gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster, who has been accused of sexually assaulting several women.
The two have a lot in common. pic.twitter.com/XCoRzyWB81
— The Republican Accountability Project (@AccountableGOP) April 29, 2022
Don Jr. campaigning for Trump-endorsed candidate for Nebraska Governor Charles Herbster.
Herbter is currently facing several groping allegations. pic.twitter.com/ZJyFCEZh1H
— PatriotTakes ?? (@patriottakes) April 28, 2022
A second woman has publicly accused Charles Herbster, the Republican candidate for governor in Nebraska, of groping her at a 2019 Republican fund-raising dinner. Mr. Herbster is endorsed by former President Donald Trump. https://t.co/sY72HbnFd1
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) April 30, 2022
Guy at Trump rally in NE today said he isn’t concerned about all the recent sex assault allegations made by Republican women against Charles Herbster, because the same accusations were made against Trump and Matt Gaetz. pic.twitter.com/I4jRAlKpxG
— Ron Filipkowski ?? (@RonFilipkowski) April 29, 2022