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Ex daughter-in-law of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg ‘refuses to be silenced’


The former daughter-in-law of Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg is cooperating with prosecutors after claiming Donald Trump hit on her at a shivah and showed naked pictures of women to mourners.  

Jennifer Weisselberg made the shocking allegations last week to the The New Yorker and claimed her uncomfortable run-in with Trump happened while mourning Allen’s mother in the late 1990s, early 2000s at a shivah – the Jewish mourning period after a funeral.  

Now her lawyer Duncan Levin said in a statement to Insider that Jennifer ‘is committed to speaking the truth, no matter how difficult that may be.

‘She will continue to cooperate fully with the various law-enforcement agencies that are investigating her ex-husband’s family and the very powerful interests they represent.’

‘Jennifer refuses to be silenced any longer by those who are conspiring to prevent her from sharing what she has learned over the past 25 years,’ Levin said.

Jennifer Weisselberg told The New Yorker she met Donald Trump at her former father-in-law’s mother’s shivah and says he hit on her and showed naked pictures of women to mourners

Trump, Allen Weisselberg and Donald Trump Jr, in a photo taken at Trump Tower in 2017. Jennifer was married to Allen's son Barry between 2004 and 2018

Trump, Allen Weisselberg and Donald Trump Jr, in a photo taken at Trump Tower in 2017. Jennifer was married to Allen’s son Barry between 2004 and 2018

The allegation surfaced in an article by The New Yorker about Cyrus Vance, the Manhattan DA, and his pursuit of Trump and Weisselberg.  

Jennifer was married to Allen’s son Barry between 2004 and 2018. 

She did not give a date for when she met Trump but said it was before her wedding and was at Weisselberg’s former home in Wantagh, on Long Island. Property records show he owned the property until 2001. 

Jennifer Weisselberg told The New Yorker she met Donald Trump at her former father-in-law's mother's shivah

In a statement to Insider, Jennifer’s lawyer said she ‘will continue to cooperate fully’ with law enforcement and ‘refuses to be silenced any longer’

According to her, Trump got out of his car when he arrived at the property and said: ‘This is where my C.F.O. lives? It’s embarrassing!’ 

Once inside, she claims he showed around photos of naked women with him on a yacht, then started hitting on her. 

After that, he starts hitting on me.’ 

She sad she was irate that Allen did not ‘stand up’ for her. Weisselberg’s lawyer did not comment on the alleged incident, and representatives from The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to inquiries on Friday.  

Weisselberg started working for The Trump Organization in the early 1970s. 

According to his ex-daughter-in-law, he only ever sought approval from his boss. 

‘His whole worth is “Does Donald like me today?” 

‘It’s his whole life, his core being. He’s obsessed. He has more feelings and adoration for Donald than for his wife,’ she said. 

She was asked by the reporter if he would ‘flip under pressure’ from Vance, who is said to be investigating the Trump family business. 

‘I don’t know. For Donald, it’s a business. But for Allen it’s a love affair,’ she said. 

She said that he knows ‘everything’ there is to know about the Trump business. 

‘You walk down the hall, it’s Allen-Donald, Allen-Donald—they don’t do anything separately. Allen would know,’ she said. 

Vance has already subpoenaed the Trump Organization’s accounting firm, Mazars, for financial records between 2011 and 2016. 

But on Friday, he announced he would leave office at the end of the year and hand over the investigation to his successor. 

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. made the announcement in a memo to his staff, ending months of speculation about his future. His term expires at the end of the year.

Jennifer was married to Allen's son Barry (right) between 2004 and 2018. Jack Weisselberg, Allen Weisselberg and Barry Weisselberg pictured together

Jennifer was married to Allen’s son Barry (right) between 2004 and 2018. Jack Weisselberg, Allen Weisselberg and Barry Weisselberg pictured together 

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has already subpoenaed the Trump Organization's accounting firm, Mazars, for financial records between 2011 and 2016

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has already subpoenaed the Trump Organization’s accounting firm, Mazars, for financial records between 2011 and 2016

Vance, a Democrat, counted Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction a year ago among his crowning achievements but faced withering criticism over other high-profile cases, including dropping rape charges against French financier Dominique Strauss-Kahn in 2011 and declining to prosecute Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. over fraud allegations in 2012.

Vance also missed an opportunity to prosecute Weinstein in 2015, declining to file charges against him in a case of alleged groping due to a cited lack of evidence despite an incriminating tape possessed by the model making the accusation. 

‘He was cautious in what high-profile cases he brought,’ Marc F. Scholl, who worked in the district attorney’s office, told the New York Times. ‘He was more interested in not making mistakes than anything else.’

Vance has also faced criticism for being slower to stop prosecuting low-level marijuana cases, doing so as recently as 2018. 

‘I never imagined myself as District Attorney for decades like my predecessors. 

‘I never thought of this as my last job, even though it’s the best job and biggest honor I’ll ever have. I said twelve years ago that change is fundamentally good and necessary for any institution,’ Vance wrote in a statement about his decision. 



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