Ripped from the headlines. British-Pakistani journalist Jemima Khan dressed up as Melania Trump being groped by her husband, Donald Trump, for the UNICEF Halloween Ball in London on Thursday, October 13.
Khan, 42, turned heads with her controversial costume, which consisted of her transforming into Melania, 46, clad in a white formfitting sheath dress accessorized with simple jewelry and a Trump mannequin attached to her back.
In images she shared on Twitter, the eyeless mannequin of the GOP presidential nominee appears to be groping her from behind as she poses with puckered lips and a Trump 2016 campaign sign in one hand and an envelope with the words “Michelle Obama’s Convention Speech” in the other.
Other snapshots show Khan lounging on a sofa, with the Trump doll creepily reaching for her genitals.
The journalist’s costume is a clear nod to the recent allegations that have surfaced calling Trump out for sexual assault, with numerous women stepping forward to claim that the businessman has touched them inappropriately.
Most recently, Kristin Anderson opened up to The Washington Post about a time when, in the early ’90s, Trump, 70, sat next to her at a club and forcibly put his hand up her skirt and touched her private parts.
“He did touch my vagina through my underwear. Absolutely,” she said in a filmed segment, noting that she and her group of friends found the real estate mogul “gross.”
Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks emailed a statement to The Post rejecting the claims, saying, “Mr. Trump strongly denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity. It is totally ridiculous.”
On Wednesday, October 12, two women detailed their own encounters with Trump in a New York Times story, leading the former Apprentice host to issue a letter calling the claims libelous and demanding a retraction.
In response, the Times sent Trump’s lawyers a scathing letter. “Nothing in our article has had the slightest effect on the reputation that Mr. Trump, through his own words and actions, has already created for himself,” Times’ VP and assistant general counsel wrote.
Trump was caught on tape bragging to then–Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about forcing himself upon women and grabbing them “by the p–sy” in previously unaired 2005 footage that The Washington Post released on Friday, October 7. The presidential candidate denied that he ever sexually assaulted anyone two days later, during the second presidential debate on Sunday, October 9.
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