Both sides of the political aisle considered Gordon Sondland to be an impactful witness in the Trump impeachment inquiry. Conservatives have claimed he exonerated Trump while Liberals claimed that he proved a quid pro quo.
Being a witness in such a high profile case can also lead to situations from the past getting a closer look. This week, Pro Publica published a report featuring sexual misconduct claims against Sondland from 3 different women. Sondland denies the allegations from the 3 women, all who worked in his hotel business.
None of the women are anonymous as all are named in the suit. One of the women, Nicole Vogel said this had nothing to do with politics.
According to Vogel, “There were a lot of indecent proposals when I was raising capital, but none as brazen as his. I have nothing to say about what he did or didn’t do [involving Ukraine]. But if people are asking what his moral character is, I have one more piece of evidence for them.”
Sondland denied the report and said the claims are both politically motivated and made by women who were using him to climb the corporate ladder.
In a statement, the former hotelier said, “In decades of my career in business and civic affairs, my conduct can be affirmed by hundreds of employees and colleagues with whom I have worked in countless circumstances. These untrue claims of unwanted touching and kissing are concocted and, I believe, coordinated for political purposes. They have no basis in fact, and I categorically deny them.”