Davidson, who worked as an organizer in Iowa for the New York
businessman, filed a complaint with the Davenport, Iowa, Civil
Rights Commission, claiming female staffers were paid less than
male staffers, according to the report.
She claimed her requests to plan and speak at Trump's campaign
rallies were ignored while her male peers were allowed to do so,
Davidson also claimed that Trump had addressed her and a young
female volunteer with a remark that referred to the women's
appearances, saying "you guys could do a lot of damage," the
Times report said.
According to the Times, Trump, in an interview on Sunday, denied
having made the remark to the two women. He did not address the
other two allegations, the Times said, and he said he did not
remember Davidson but had been told she had done "a terrible
job" while working on the campaign.
Davidson, who was fired on Jan. 14, and her lawyer Dorothy
O'Brien did not respond to requests for comment.
Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Trump, said the campaign had not
been notified that a complaint had been filed.
"These claims from a disgruntled former part-time employee are
without merit," Hicks said. "She is in violation of her contract
and continues to disparage the campaign with falsehoods, which,
in addition to doing a terrible job, is why she was terminated
(Reporting By Emily Flitter; Editing by Dan Grebler)
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