Three women have accused Gordon Sondland, a key witness in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, of sexual misconduct in the years before he was nominated to serve as the ambassador to the European Union.
Nicole Vogel, Jana Solis, and Natalie Sept all recalled their experiences in on-the-record interviews with ProPublica and Portland Monthly.
Vogel said Sondland attempted to kiss her, then later backtracked on his interest in investing in her business when she pulled away.
She claimed Sondland agreed to invest in her magazine project over dinner in 2003, before he suggested that she see one of the rooms at Hotel Lucia—an establishment he owned through the Provenance Hotel Group. Sondland allegedly asked Vogel for a hug inside the hotel room, then grabbed her face to kiss her, at which point she rebuffed his advances.