NYT hit piece on Trump disputed

Rowanne Brewer Lane

Rowanne Brewer Lane

Multiple media outlets are reporting on a New York Times’ article published Saturday with the headline “Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private.”  It begins with an anecdote from a woman named Rowanne Brewer Lane, who as a 26-year-old model was asked by the businessman if she would like to put on a swimsuit at a Mar-a-Lago pool party (she had not brought a suit).

“But the 1990 episode at Mar-a-Lago that Ms. Brewer Lane described was different: a debasing face-to-face encounter between Mr. Trump and a young woman he hardly knew. This is the private treatment of some women by Mr. Trump, the up-close and more intimate encounters,” the Times wrote. Brewer disputes the Times report.

Monday morning, Brewer Lane appeared on “Fox & Friends” to counter the Times’ framing of her account.

Donald Trump in Tulsa 1/20/2016. Photo by Greg Duke, Tulsa Today

Donald Trump in Tulsa. Photo by Greg Duke, Tulsa Today

“Actually, it was very upsetting. I was not happy to read it at all,” Brewer Lane said. “Well, because The New York Times told us several times that they would make sure that my story that I was telling came across. They promised several times that they would do it accurately. They told me several times and my manager several times that it would not be a hit piece and that my story would come across the way that I was telling it and honestly, and it absolutely was not.”

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