A trio of senior advisers to Republican nominee Donald Trump allegedly visited a Las Vegas strip club the night before the third and final debate, a new report claims. The reported trip included several members of the media, despite the campaign's repeated attacks on the press.
A report by Page Six claims that campaign senior communications adviser Jason Miller, senior adviser A J Delgado and deputy communications director Jessica Ditto went with several members of the media to Sapphire Las Vegas Strip Club. The reporters were said to be from CNN, NBC and ABC.
An unnamed source told Page Six that CNN producer Noah Gray, NBC News reporter Anthony Terrell and a "cameraman" from ABC News tagged along. A media insider added: "It was a pretty bad idea, especially the day before the final debate. It's a serious lapse in judgement."
The news could put a wrench in the Trump campaign's insistence that the media is "rigging" the election against him. Page Six also noted that none of the networks nor the Trump campaign itself has responded to requests for comment.
The report comes as the Trump campaign is engulfed in scandals in recent weeks, as several women have stepped forward to allege Trump sexually assaulted them. Trump has vehemently denied the allegations and has threatened to sue both the publications that report the allegations and the women who have made them.
One of the women alleging that Trump sexually assaulted her in 1997 has announced she will counter sue after being called a "liar". Jill Harth said that she will counter sue the GOP nominee if he follows through with his threat to sue his accusers.
"Trump's calling me a liar again yesterday only strengthens my resolve to speak the truth about what he did to me," she said in a statement. "If he sues me, I know that truth is an absolute defence, and I will counter sue for the emotional hurt and lost income his attacks have caused me."