More Women Come Forward With Sexual Assault Allegations Against Trump

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More Women Come Forward With Sexual Assault Allegations Against Trump

Ally Boguhn

“Mr. Trump, when I met you I was so impressed with your talents that I wanted to be like you. I wanted a job within your organization,” said Summer Zervos near the end of the press conference. “Instead, you treated me as ... an object to be hit upon.”

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Donald Trump’s NBC reality show The Apprentice, came forward Friday with new accusations against the Republican presidential nominee.

“When I arrived, he kissed me on the lips. I was surprised, but felt that perhaps it was just his form of greeting,” Zervos said during a press conference, recounting an encounter with Trump in his office after she had reached out, following her Apprentice appearance, about having a meeting with him. He told Zervos he would like to have her work with him, and kissed her again before she left.

“This made me feel nervous and embarrassed,” Zervos said. “This is not what I wanted or expected.”

Trump later invited her to meet him at a hotel, according to Zervos. While there, Zervos alleges the now-Republican presidential nominee tried to kiss her “aggressively,” touched her breasts, and repeatedly made sexual advances towards her.

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“He put me in an embrace and I tried to push him away …. I said, ‘Come on, man, get real,’” Zervos said. She says Trump then repeated her words back to her and “began thrusting his genitals” before trying to kiss her again.

When the two finally got around to dinner, Zervos said, he eventually became “all about business” and treated her as if she was “on a job interview.”

Zervos appeared at the press conference alongside lawyer Gloria Allred, who represented some of the women who accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Allred told Politico Thursday that she would be open to representing those making similar allegations against Trump. The attorney is a vocal supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“Mr. Trump, when I met you I was so impressed with your talents that I wanted to be like you. I wanted a job within your organization,” Zervos said near the end of the press conference. “Instead, you treated me as … an object to be hit upon.”

“After hearing the released audio tapes and your denials during the debate, I felt I had to speak out about your behavior,” she continued.

Another woman, Kristin Anderson, came forward with new allegations against Trump in an interview published by the Washington Post Friday. Anderson says that in the early ‘90s in a New York City club, Trump forced his hand up her skirt and touched her genitals through her underwear.

“It wasn’t a sexual come-on. I don’t know why he did it. It was like just to prove that he could do it, and nothing would happen,” Anderson told the Post. “There was zero conversation. We didn’t even really look at each other. It was very random, very nonchalant on his part.”

According to the outlet, “Anderson, who said she doesn’t support Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton, did not initially approach The Post. A reporter contacted her after hearing her story from a person who knew of it, and she spent several days trying to decide whether to go public.”

Trump denied the litany of recent accusations made against him of sexual assault and nonconsensual sexual behavior during a rally Friday in Greensboro, North Carolina, and attacked his accusers.

Encouraging the crowd to look at the Facebook page of one of the women making the allegations, Trump said, seemingly sarcastically, about another, “Yeah, I’m gonna go after you.”

He added that that the accuser “would not be [his] first choice.”

“You don’t even know,” he continued. “That would not be my first choice.”