The Trump campaign paid $10K to a rape victim who had to go through an elaborate court process, and then was falsely accused of being a liar.
The former Trump campaign volunteer was the first to come forward, after an alleged assault on Oct. 7 at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
“I felt like it was a joke, that it was all a hoax, and I had to make a deal with myself,” she told ABC News.
“The only reason why I said anything was because I wanted to make sure I didn’t go to jail, and if I did, I would have to go to prison.
I didn`t want to get caught, so I just decided to go public with what had happened.”
She then went through a lengthy court process that included her testifying before a grand jury and getting a rape kit sent to the Ohio State Bureau of Investigation.
When she was finally cleared, the woman was charged with one count of third-degree rape.
In the end, she pled guilty to a misdemeanor.
The Republican National Committee did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment on the story.
Trump, who has a history of attacking the media and attacking women, is expected to announce a new national policy next week.
But, like the former volunteer, the former Trump volunteer is still angry at her former boss.
“This is why I think I have to fight for the people I love the most,” she said.
“And if that means I have a publicist, I will have a lawyer, and we will be vindicated.”