According to a press release sent out by the BBC, Trump himself was never accused of having sex with the teenage girls there (though plenty of other wealthy older men at these parties allegedly did). But he did allegedly display his typically awful behavior, as related in one anecdote from Barbara Piling, who attended one of the parties in the ‘80s:

He said how old are you and I said 17. He goes oh great, so you’re not too young, and not too old. That’s just great. I felt like I was in the presence of a shark getting ready to roll his eyes back in his head and bite me, you know, that’s how I felt. I was just like get me the hell out of here.

I remembered one of the waitresses offered him a drink. He didn’t take the drink and slapped her bottom. She was a blonde. He gave her butt a slap and he was very loud. He was like, don’t worry that’s not your tip.


She also said others told her about additional harassment:

So I went to the washroom, and I was going in and a girl was coming out and I go have you talked to that Trump guy, you know? She goes yeah, as I was walking by he’s like trying to grab my ass.


The Trump administration has not responded to the claims made in the show. (I have also reached out to the White House and will update this post if I hear back.) But the behavior described certainly fits the pattern Trump himself described in his now-infamous Access Hollywood tape, in which he bragged about being able to grab women “by the pussy” because he was rich.

And now he’s the president.