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Prompted by Trump tape, council speaker reveals she was molested as a child

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke openly Thursday about sexual abuse she suffered as a child, prompted by a video released last week in which presidential candidate Donald Trump says... To view the full story, click the title link.
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