As Donald Trump is faced with more sexual assault allegations and bad poll numbers in the run up to the election, he reportedly is also hurting his daughter’s business.
From Daily Mail
Women are turning on Ivanka Trump as she continues supporting her father despite allegations of sexual harassment against him and a 2005 audio tape capturing him bragging in lewd terms that he can do whatever he wants to women.
Now, the growing group of women are boycotting her eponymous line of clothing, jewelry, perfume and accessories sold as part of the Ivanka Trump Collection.
They are also calling on the stores that carry the brand, including Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, to stop selling it.
‘If Ivanka Trump had distanced herself from the campaign I would not be boycotting her,’ Shannon Coulter, who called on Americans to boycott the brand earlier this month, told the Guardian.
‘But something changed for me when that tape was released.’
Coulter, who shared her own experience of sexual harassment at the hands of a male superior, launched the hashtag ‘GrabYourWallet’ on October 11, a reference to Trump’s offensive ‘grab them by the p***y’ remark from the audio tape.
In the hot mic recording obtained by the Washington Post, Billy Bush laughed along in 2005 as Trump made the offensive remarks.
The Republican presidential candidate also detailed how he tried to seduce the married Nancy O’Dell, who was Bush’s co-host on Access Hollywood at the time.
‘I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and f*** her. She was married’, Trump says in the recording.
A spokesperson for Ivanka supplied this statement to the DailyMail.com regarding the controversy.
‘My father’s comments were clearly inappropriate and offensive and I’m glad that he acknowledged this fact with an immediate apology to my family and the American people,’ said Ivanka.
In addition the Chief Brand Officer for Ivanka, Abigail Klem said that sales were still strong among women.
‘We are proud that our business is growing rapidly and that our brand resonates strongly with women who are inspired by our messaging and excited about the polished and chic solution-oriented products that we offer. Over the past year many more women have discovered and become loyal to the brand, leading us to experience a significant year over year revenue growth.’
The 34-year-old, who last month rejected the label of Trump campaign ‘surrogate’, also admitted that her father’s words can be ‘uncomfortable for us.’
Meanwhile, Trump insisted his comments were only ‘locker-room talk.’
Since announcing his candidacy, Trump’s retail collaborations have reportedly suffered but Ivanka’s clothing line, which had a sales revenue exceeding 100million last year, is growing, according to Forbes.
Last week at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women conference, Ivanka suggested evidence of brand decline surrounding her family’s business was unreliable.
Read Full Story At Daily Mail