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Two More Women Accuse Trump Of Sexual Assault

| by Robert Fowler
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Two more women have come forward to accuse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump of sexually assaulting them. Former model Kristin Anderson and former reality show contestant Summer Zervos have accused the business mogul of making unwanted sexual advances toward them.

On Oct. 14, 46-year-old Anderson accused Trump of groping her in a Manhattan nightclub in the early 1990s, recounting that the business mogul reached over and touched her genitals under her skirt on a couch, The Washington Post reports.

Anderson recalled that she did not even realize that she was sitting next to Trump until she turned to look at who had groped her.

“He was so distinctive looking — with the hair and the eyebrows,” Anderson said. “I mean, nobody else has those eyebrows.”

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Two of Anderson’s acquaintances have stated that she had previously told them about the incident. Kelly Stedman, a friend of Anderson, recounted her speaking of the encounter just days after it had allegedly occurred. New York photographer Brad Trent recounted Anderson telling him about the incident in March 2007.

Anderson had resisted going public with the story until she heard that other women had come forward with their own accusations against the business mogul.

“It’s a sexual assault issue, and it’s something that I’ve kept quiet on my own,” Anderson said. “And I’ve always kept quiet. ... It didn’t cross my mind then that this person was a predator.”

The former model added that she did not support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. In May, she switched her voter registration from Democrat to an independent.

Trump campaign spokesman Hope Hicks responded to the accusation by announcing that the business mogul “strongly denied this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity.”

Meanwhile, Zervos has also come forward to accuse Trump of sexually harassing her, in 2007, Politico reports.

Zervos was a contestant on the fifth season of the Trump-hosted reality television show “The Apprentice.”

Zervos recounted that she had contacted Trump after the season to seek career advice and a possible job opportunity with his organization. The former contestant has accused the business mogul of forcibly kissing her during their meeting in his office and then making unwanted sexual advances toward her in a hotel room.

The former contestant charges that Trump refused to offer her a job after she rebuffed his sexual advances. She made her accusations alongside feminist civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred, who has volunteered to represent any woman accusing Trump of sexual assault or harassment.

These accusations arrived two days after four women came forward with their own accounts of Trump assaulting them. On Oct. 8, a 2005 audiotape of Trump bragging about kissing and groping women without their consent surfaced.

“I just start kissing them,” Trump said during a bus ride with television personality Billy Bush. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. ... Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything.”

Trump has denied all allegations. On Oct. 13, the GOP nominee blasted his accusers during a Florida rally, calling the women who have accused him of sexual assault “horrible, horrible liars.”

Trump promised to release evidence that would absolve him of any wrongdoing in the near future, according to the Star Tribune.

On Oct. 14, Trump singled out Jessica Leeds, who has accused him of groping her during an airplane flight in the early 1980s.

During a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, Trump told his supporters that Leeds was not attractive enough for him to have groped, The Daily Beast reports.

“Believe me, she would not be my first choice, that I can tell you,” Trump said. “That would not be my first choice.”

Sources: The Daily BeastThe GuardianThe Washington Post, Politico / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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