Heading into the 2016 election cycle, no one knew exactly what to expect. With the candidacy of Donald Trump, everyday a new surprise pops up, and with it a storm of controversy comes along.

Trump's legal trouble

When the billionaire real estate mogul made his presidential campaign offical, he did so by labeling illegal immigrants from Mexico as "murderers" and "rapists." As the months rolled on, Trump would go on to make controversial comments about Muslims, women, and other minorities, as well as openly mock a disabled journalist at one of his campaign rallies.

Trump made a habit out of getting personal with his Republican primary opponents, and has done the same against Hillary Clinton in the general election. One of Trump's latest lines of attack comes in the form of targeting former President Bill Clinton and the sexual allegations of abuse and infidelity in his past. While Trump might be comfortable pointing out the indiscretions of others, LawNewz reported on October 1 that he has his own problems to deal with.

Despite making it out of the Republican primary the winner, Trump has been forced to deal with legal issues along the way, including the allegation that he took part in a group rape of a then 13-year-old female.

The female, known as "Jane Doe" in the court documents, claims that Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, billionaire financier and convicted pedophile, sexually assaulted her at a party in 1994. While Trump's legal team has denied any wrongdoing, the plaintiff dismissed her lawsuit last week, but re-filed on Friday, adding another alleged witness to the complaint.

New witness speaks out

Along with "Jane Doe," a second witness was added to the original complaint, known simply as "Tiffany Doe," who claims she saw the duo rape the 13-year-old on more than one occasion. In the newly filed complaint, a third women, known only as "Joan Doe," is now speaking out to double down on the previous allegations.

Trump's team of lawyers continue to deny the allegations, noting that the statue of limitations have run out on many of the claims, including sexual assault and battery, and misconduct. However, the lawsuit also charges Trump of allegedly defaming the plaintiff in the aftermath of the original charges. The complaints against the former host of "The Apprentice" only add to his current line of legal trouble which include, but are not limited to the upcoming Trump University fraud case filed by nearly 5,000 former students who accuse the school of scamming them out of as much as $35,000 each.

Moving forward

Despite the allegations against him, Trump is only trailing Clinton by three points nationally, and has gained enough momentum to pull ahead in Colorado and Ohio, while polling just one point behind in the key swing state of Florida. With the second debate set for October 9, all eyes will be on the two candidates to see what happens next.

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