Two more women went public on Friday with allegations of sexual assault against Donald Trump, including a former contestant on the Republican candidate’s reality show “The Apprentice.”
Summer Zervos, who appeared on the show’s fifth season, spoke Friday at a press conference in Los Angeles alongside her counsel, the high-profile civil rights attorney Gloria Allred. Breaking down sporadically as she read her statement, Zervos described an encounter with Trump where the billionaire took her and kissed and groped her.
The former “Apprentice” contestant said she reached out to Trump in 2007 inquiring about a job opportunity with the Trump Organization. According to Zervos, she met with Trump, who kissed her at the start and end of the meeting on the lips. Zervos said the encounter left her feeling “ abashed and nervous but after consultations with family and her friends, she determined to pursue a job with Trump and met with him at his request for dinner. Instead of meeting at a restaurant, Zervos said a security guard led her to a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Zervos, a Republican, described a scene where Trump harshly kissed her and fondled her breasts. He supposedly told her as she rebuffed his advances, “let’s watch some telly and lay down -telly.”
“ He put me in an embrace and I attempted to push him away,” Zervos said. “ I said, ‘Come on, man, get real, and I shoved on his torso to set space between us.’ He repeated my words back to me, ’get real, as he began thrusting against his genitals ’. He tried to kiss me again, and with my hand on his chest, I said, ‘Guy, you’re tripping right now. ’”
“He said, ‘What would you like?’” Zervos continued. “And I said, ‘I came to have dinner.’
Zervos said Trump’s manner shifted once he realized she wouldn’t participate with him. He became mad and a sandwich was shared by the two before she left the resort. In the aftermath of the event, Zervos said she wondered whether or not I ‘d passed.”, and if the sexual behavior was some type of test
The Washington Post disclosed a separate claim against the Republican nominee Friday; Kristin Anderson, an ambitious model in the early 1990s, claimed her genitals touched without her permission.
Anderson said she was sitting on a sofa in a Nyc cabaret when she detected fingers touched her vagina through her underwear.”, moved up her inner thigh, and “slid under her miniskirt
“This is the clear part for me: The individual on my right who, unbeknownst to me at that time, was Donald Trump, put their hand up my skirt,” Anderson said. “He did touch my vagina through my panties, absolutely.”
Allowing the Post, Anderson was originally reluctant to tell her narrative; the news organization contacted her after learning she has told associates that are close about the episode through the years. Her dearth of interest in publicly exposing Trump also throws a wrench in among the campaign’s major defenses, namely that many of these girls are simply accusing the candidate of sexual assault as a way to get well-known.
At exactly the same time as Zervos’ press conference—Trump brushed aside mounting claims of sexual harassment, though he had yet to learn about his former contestant’s accusations against him Friday— held, jarringly, at a rally. Trump said he’s “never met these folks,” and “ doesn’t understand who they are ,” though of course in Zervos’ case that claim is untrue.
Trump also started into a brutal strike against another girl who charged the candidate with sexual assault. Wednesday, Peoplemagazine writer Natasha Stoynoff wrote about a 2005 event where Trump forcibly kissed her while his wife Melania was upstairs at the couple’s Mar-a-Lago estate. In his stump speech, Trump implied he’dn’t have assaulted her because of her looks:
“Why wasn’t it part of the narrative that appeared 20, or 12, years past? … I was among the biggest stars on television with ‘The Apprentice,’ and it’d have been among the biggest stories of the year. Consider it. She’s doing this story on Melania, who’s pregnant at time, and Donald Trump. Our one-year anniversary. And she said I made improper advances.
“And incidentally, the place was a public place. Individuals around the place. Take a look. You tell me what you think. I don’t think thus. I don’t think thus.”
Trump’s when a video tape surfaced featuring Trump boasting about sexual assault, predatory sexual conduct continues to be on blast last Friday. During Sunday’s second presidential debate, Trump denied ever having done the things. By all accounts, his categorical denial of committing sexual assault inspired a growing quantity of women to come forward with allegations against the Republican nominee.