Alva Johnson Biography – Alva Johnson Wiki
Alva Johnson full name Alva Mahaffey Johnson, is a former staffer on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign who says he kissed her without her consent at an event in Florida.
Alva graduated from Ramsay High School as a three-time All-State, two-time City MVP volleyball player. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and graduated with a degree in mass communication and media studies.
Johnson currently runs Amjohnson Consulting and Heaven on Earth LLC, an event planning company based in her native Alabama. According to her website, “Before entering politics, Alva built an impressive career in human resources. She was responsible for human resources for the Atlanta Braves, Celebrity Personal Assistants, Inc., CARE International, Cox Interactive Media, and Randstad Staffing Services. She has also served technical start-ups putting down roots in Alabama. Her strengths include talent acquisition, training and development, human resources information systems, employee relations, human resources management, policy development, and compliance.”
She previously worked as a senior recruiter for Celebrity Personal Assistants and as an executive personal assistant to an author. Johnson has also worked in the publishing industry.
Alva Johnson Age
Alva Johnson is a native Alabamian, born and raised in Birmingham. She is 43 years old.
Alva Johnson Parents
Her parents are Stepfather, Jacob Savage, and Mother, Anne Savage.
Alva Johnson Boyfriend
Her boyfriend is Miguel Rego. Her boyfriend, Miguel Rego, also worked for the Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Alva Johnson Ethnicity
She is of African American ethnicity.
Alva Johnson Nationality
She is of American nationality.
Alva Johnson Family
She lives in Alabama with her family.
Alva Johnson and Trump
Johnson told The Washington Post that Trump grabbed her hand and leaned in to kiss her on the mouth as he exited an RV during a small gathering of supporters outside of a rally in Tampa, Florida, on August 24, 2016. Johnson told the outlet that she turned her head and Trump’s unwanted kiss got her on the side of the mouth.
Alva Johnson told The Post that she told her boyfriend, mother, and stepfather about the incident on the same day it allegedly occurred. Her boyfriend, Miguel Rego, who was also working for the campaign, confirmed the conversation to The Post.
She said she discussed the incident with a Florida lawyer two months later. The attorney provided the Post with text messages that he said showed Johnson was “credible” but he said he did not take the case out of business reasons.
Johnson was referred by an attorney to a therapist, whose notes were reviewed by The Post and included a “reference an unspecified event during the campaign that had left her distraught.”
At the time of the alleged incident, Johnson was working as director of outreach and coalitions for the Trump campaign during the Alabama primary.
Johnson told The Post she considered coming forward after the October 2016 video in which Trump was heard bragging about grabbing and kissing women without their consent. She said that moment was when she recognized what she says happened to her was part of a pattern.
According to The Post, Johnson is a registered Democrat who voted for Barack Obama twice but was interested in the Trump campaign because of her stepfather, who was an active Republican.
Alva Johnson Lawsuit
Alva Johnson filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump campaign on Monday, February 25, 2019 in Florida. The suit seeks unspecified damages for emotional pain and suffering.
The suit also alleges that the campaign discriminated against Johnson, who is black, by paying her less than her white male counterparts more.
Here’s Alva Johnson’s complaint against Donald Trump. It was filed today in Florida. If this moves forward, discovery is going to be interesting. She alleges being forcibly kissed on campaign trail, and there’s plenty of nods to others. https://t.co/XwyuKPPVzy pic.twitter.com/jcCupnBSwA
— Eriq Gardner (@eriqgardner) February 25, 2019
Johnson said she first met Trump at a November 2015 rally in Birmingham, Alabama. Two months later she took a job as the campaign director of outreach and coalitions in Alabama. Johnson was later assigned to Florida where she managed the RVs the campaign used as mobile offices.
One day in Tampa, she said, Trump walked into an RV as she recorded a video on her phone. She later brought a group of volunteers into the RV to take photos with Trump. She says she spoke to Trump before he left the RV. She told The Post that Trump grabbed her hand, thanked her, and leaned in.
She said she was left feeling humiliated as then-Attorney General Pam Bondi gave her a smile and Karen Giorno, the director of the Florida campaign, tugged Johnson’s elbow. Both Bondi and Giorno denied witnessing anything inappropriate.
Johnson said she continued to work for the campaign after the alleged incident until the Access Hollywood tape was released. She said she stopped coming in to work and quit three weeks before the election.
Johnson told The Post she tried to move on and attended one of Trump’s inaugural balls and applied twice for jobs in his administration. She said she was passed over but claimed that it had no bearing on her decision to come forward.
The White House on Alva Johnson’s Allegations
The White House denied Johnson’s allegations. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told The Post that the claim is “absurd on its face.”
“This never happened and is directly contradicted by multiple highly credible eye witness accounts,” Sanders said.