Rowanne Brewer Lane appeared on Monday's FOX & Friends to dispute the New York Times' "negative" story on women who had dated Donald Trump. Brewer Lane said the Trump never demeaned her or offended her in any way, calling him a gentleman.
From Monday's New York Times: Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump
Behaved With Women in Private
Brewer Lane called the story "very upsetting." Transcript:
ROWANNE BREWER LANE: It was very upsetting. I was not happy to read it at all.
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...
They did take quotes from what I said and they put a negative connotation on it, they spun it to where it appeared negative. I did not have a negative experience with Donald trump and I don't appreciate them making it look like that I was saying it was a negative experience, because it was not.
He never made me feel like I was being demeaned in any way. He never offended me in anyway. He was very gracious, I saw him around all types of people, all types of women, he was very kind, thoughtful, generous, he was a gentleman.
On whether the quote in the New York Times story about Donald Trump asking her to change out of her clothes and into a bathing suit when they first met was true:
BREWER LANE: “False. I was asked by, well I was asked if anybody would ask me, how did you meet Donald Trump. You’re gonna get the story of how I was at a pool party at Mar-a-Lago with my agency and a lot of other people and it was a night party and I had done a photo shoot that I had done all day and I had another photo shoot the next day and I almost didn’t go but my agent asked me if I could please come up and just enjoy for a while and so I did and I didn’t wear a bathing suit, I didn’t have a swimsuit, I came from a shoot like I said and I started talking with Donald and chatting with him over the course of the first maybe 20 minutes I was there and we seemed to get along in conversation nicely and it just very normally and naturally evolved into a conversation.
We started walking around the mansion, he started showing me the architecture, we were having a pretty nice conversation and we got into a certain part of it and he asked me if I had a swimsuit and I said I didn’t, I didn’t know that I’d plan to, wasn’t really going to plan on swimming and he asked me if I wanted one, so I said oh, okay sure. And I changed into one and the part where I went back out to the pool party and he made a comment ‘now that’s a stunning Trump girl right there,’ I was actually flattered by – I didn’t feel like it was a demeaning situation or comment at all and that’s what I told the times and the spun it completely differently.
Trump responds to "dishonest" New York Times in a Monday morning tweet:
The @nytimes is so dishonest. Their hit piece cover story on me yesterday was just blown up by Rowanne Brewer, who said it was a lie!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2016
Trump later tweeted Rowanne Brewer Lane "exposed the article as a fraud!"
With the coming forward today of the woman central to the failing @nytimes hit piece on me, we have exposed the article as a fraud!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2016
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