Law professor weighs in on Donald Trump's remarks towards women in leaked video

Law professors weigh in on Trump Allegations

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The leaked video which revealed disparaging remarks towards females, prompted several women to come forward alleging sexual assault by the republican presidential candidate. 

Cooley Law School professor Tonya Krause-Phelan said it's hard to tell by Donald Trump's comments whether or not he did actually assault anyone-- or if it is, as he called it, locker room talk.

Krause-Phelan said while bragging about it isn't a crime-- going through with an assault is, and depending on the statute of limitations in the states where those allegations were made, it could be grounds for legal action.

"Then you have to consider how long ago was it, are the witnesses credible, can the prosecutor gather enough evidence to support charges to even file a charge and could they prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt later on down the road. I do know that the words that he described describe a criminal act. I can't say whether he did them or not, nobody knows, but it is a crime to touch a woman's vaginal area, genital area in the way that was described in the conversation that was recorded with Billy Bush," Krause-Phelan said.

Trump and his campaign staff have continually denied those those allegations, arguing those claims are "totally and absolutely false."

He claims to have evidence to dispute those lies which he said he will make public very soon.

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