Boris Epshteyn, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, has been accused of engaging in sexual misconduct at a nightclub in Arizona in 2021. The allegations came to light after police body camera footage, obtained by The Arizona Republic, documented the incident.
According to the footage, a woman lodged a complaint claiming that Epshteyn had inappropriately touched her and her sister throughout the night. She detailed instances where he allegedly touched their chests, hips, and crotch, expressing her discomfort. The woman added that her sister repeatedly asked Epshteyn to stop his actions.
Following the complaint, Epshteyn was interviewed by the police, where he denied any inappropriate behavior. However, he was subsequently arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. He pleaded guilty to the charges and served probation, although other charges such as assault touching, attempted sexual abuse, and harassment-repeated acts were dismissed.
Boris Epshteyn has been a prominent figure in Trump’s inner circle, having worked on both the 2016 and 2020 campaigns. He was also present during Trump’s arraignment in Manhattan earlier this year related to charges concerning the alleged payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Epshteyn’s involvement in efforts to challenge the 2020 election results has also raised concerns, and he has been mentioned as a potential co-conspirator in the Justice Department’s indictment of Trump.
This incident involving Epshteyn highlights a pattern of sexual misconduct allegations surrounding individuals associated with Trump. Another notable figure linked to Trump, Rudy Giuliani, has also faced similar accusations of sexual harassment.