People Magazine Threatened With Boycott Over Donald Trump Cover

Publication previously released a story about one of their own reporters who claims Trump sexually assaulted her in 2005

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People Magazine is being threatened with a boycott after the new issue featured several positive Donald Trump stories, including having the president-elect gracing the cover.

The hashtag #BoycottPeopleMagazine was taken up by many Twitter users, including director Judd Apatow and actors Zoe Kazan and Jon Cryer.

“How disgusting. Selling their soul. Soon the happy Donald cover. Sell those mags! F— your employees,” Apatow tweeted.

The backlash is centered around the fact that in October, a People Magazine writer came forward claiming that Trump sexually assaulted her in 2005.

Natasha Stoynoff says she went to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida to interview Donald and the then-pregnant Melania Trump in December 2005 about their first wedding anniversary. Stoynoff said Donald Trump told her that he wanted her to see a special room in the house.

“We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat,” Stoynoff recalled. “Now, I’m a tall, strapping girl who grew up wrestling two giant brothers. I even once sparred with Mike Tyson. It takes a lot to push me.”

“But Trump is much bigger — a looming figure — and he was fast, taking me by surprise, and throwing me off balance. I was stunned. And I was grateful when Trump’s longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself,” she continued.

Trump and his campaign denied that the incident ever took place, but People released a statement saying it stood by its reporter.

Ironically, Trump himself called for a boycott of the magazine after the story broke.

Check out the cover and reactions below.