Sex scandals are common in American politics, and often pop up at the worst possible time for a leading candidate. For Republican front runner Donald Trump, a new lawsuit has been filed that claims he sexually abused a teenage girl in the early 1990s.

Sex abuse allegations

As originally reported by Radar Online, Trump, along with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, are being sued for over $100 million. The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday by a woman identified as Katie Johnson, who filed the paper work at a court in California.

According to the lawsuit, Johnson accuses Trump and Epstein of "sexual abuse under threat of harm" as well as planning a "conspiracy to deprive civil rights."

Johnson goes on to claim that the two forced her into "extreme sexual and physical abuse" by allegedly becoming their "sex slave" during the summer of 1994. Going into further detail, Johnson said she was promised money and a potential modeling career in exchange for sexual favors, including, but not limited to, oral sex and "unnatural" lesbian contact.

LawNews picked up the story and in an article released on April 29, notes that the lawsuit could be a hoax. Johnson filed the legal action "pro se," or without an attorney or legal team. In addition, the information listed on the lawsuit appears to be faulty, as the address is linked back to a foreclosed home, and the phone number directs back to a different person.

Trump responds

The billionaire real estate mogul quickly responded and denied all claims. "The allegations are not only categorically false, but disgusting at the highest level and clearly framed to solicit media attention or, perhaps, are simply politically motivated," Trump said in a statement. Continuing, Trump said there was "absolutely no merit" to the lawsuit or the allegations in question.

Primary status

Despite the recent allegations against him, Trump and his 996 delegates are on course to clinch the GOP nomination before the Republican National Convention this July. If Trump is denied the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the nomination, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, or another Republican could make a move at a brokered convention.

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