After the New York Times published an article detailing the alleged sexual assaults on two women by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the Trump campaign predictably and publicly sent a letter to the Times demanding the newspaper retract the story.
The New York Times' lawyer responded today.
The letter reads, in part:
"The essence of a libel claim, of course, is the protection of one's reputation. Mr. Trump has bragged about his non-consensual sexual touching of women. He has bragged about intruding on beauty pageant contestants in their dressing rooms. He acquiesced to a radio show host's request to discuss Mr. Trump's own daughter as a "piece of ass." Multiple women not mentioned in our article have publicly come forward to report on Mr. Trump's unwanted advances. 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."
See the full response below. Click the image to enlarge.