Jennifer Weisselberg told The New Yorker she met Donald Trump at her former father-in-law’s mother’s shivah
Donald Trump has been accused of hitting on women and showing around naked photographs of others while attending a shivah for Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg’s mother.
The allegation surfaced in an article by The New Yorker about Cyrus Vance, the Manhattan DA, and his pursuit of Trump and Weisselberg.
Among the interviews is one with Weisselberg’s former daughter-in-law, Jennifer, who claims that while mourning Allen’s mother sometime in the late 1990s, early 2000s, Trump went to the home, hit on her and showed inappropriate photographs to other women.
Jennifer was married to Allen’s son Barry between 2004 and 2018.
She did not give a date for when she met Trump but said it was before her wedding and was at Weisselberg’s former home in Wantagh, on Long Island. Property records show he owned the property until 2001.
According to her, Trump got out of his car when he arrived at the property and said: ‘This is where my C.F.O. lives? It’s embarrassing!’
Once inside, she claims he showed around photos of naked women with him on a yacht, then started hitting on her.
‘After that, he starts hitting on me.’
She sad she was irate that Allen did not ‘stand up’ for her. Weisselberg’s lawyer did not comment on the alleged incident, and representatives from The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to inquiries on Friday.
Weisselberg started working for The Trump Organization in the early 1970s.
According to his ex-daughter-in-law, he only ever sought approval from his boss.
‘His whole worth is “Does Donald like me today?”
‘It’s his whole life, his core being. He’s obsessed. He has more feelings and adoration for Donald than for his wife,’ she said.
Trump, Allen Weisselberg and Donald Trump Jr, in a photo taken at Trump Tower. She claims that her former father-in-law measured his self-worth on if ‘Donald liked him’
She was asked by the reporter if he would ‘flip under pressure’ from Vance, who is said to be investigating the Trump family business.
‘I don’t know. For Donald, it’s a business. But for Allen it’s a love affair,’ she said.
She said that he knows ‘everything’ there is to know about the Trump business.
‘You walk down the hall, it’s Allen-Donald, Allen-Donald—they don’t do anything separately. Allen would know,’ she said.
Vance has already subpoenaed the Trump Organization’s accounting firm, Mazars, for financial records between 2011 and 2016.
Vance has been in office since 2010 and has eight people vying to replace him
But on Friday, he announced he would leave office at the end of the year and hand over the investigation to his successor.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. made the announcement in a memo to his staff, ending months of speculation about his future. His term expires at the end of the year.
Vance, a Democrat, counted Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction a year ago among his crowning achievements but faced withering criticism over other high-profile cases, including dropping rape charges against French financier Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2011 and declining to prosecute Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. over fraud allegations in 2012.
Vance also missed an opportunity to prosecute Weinstein in 2015, declining to file charges against him in a case of alleged groping due to a cited lack of evidence despite an incriminating tape possessed by the model making the accusation.
‘He was cautious in what high-profile cases he brought,’ Marc F. Scholl, who worked in the district attorney’s office, told the New York Times. ‘He was more interested in not making mistakes than anything else.’
Vance has also faced criticism for being slower to stop prosecuting low-level marijuana cases, doing so as recently as 2018.
‘I never imagined myself as District Attorney for decades like my predecessors.
‘I never thought of this as my last job, even though it’s the best job and biggest honor I’ll ever have. I said twelve years ago that change is fundamentally good and necessary for any institution,’ Vance wrote in a statement about his decision.