Finally, Natalie Sept met Sondland in 2010 while working as a campaign manager for a Portland city councilman. Sept had dinner with him, then Sondland allegedly insisted on walking her to her car.
Sondland leaned in for a hug once they arrived to her car. “So I give him a quick hug and he holds onto my shoulders and looks at me and pushes himself into me and tries to kiss me.” Sept said. She escaped in her car.
Sondland issued a statement defending himself. “In decades of my career in business and civic affairs, my conduct can be affirmed by hundreds of employees and colleagues with whom I have worked in countless circumstances. These untrue claims of unwanted touching and kissing are concocted and, I believe, coordinated for political purposes. They have no basis in fact, and I categorically deny them.”