Donald Trump groping women? These are the latest allegations against the Republican presidential candidate.
Several women have come forward with sexual assault accusations against the candidate. Jessica Leeds, Mindy McGillivray, Rachel Crooks and Tasha Dixon, Miss Arizona during 2001 Miss USA, claimed to have been assaulted by Trump on different occasions.
The 74-year-old Jessica Leeds, who stays in Manhattan, claimed that Trump inappropriately touched her while on a flight. Leeds recounted to the New York Times that more than 30 years ago, when she was traveling business class, Trump was seated beside her.
“He was like an octopus. His hands were everywhere,” she said regarding the incident.
Mindy McGillivray was another victim of Trump. She met Trump at his Florida resort Mar-A-Lago in 2003. McGillivray claimed that the businessman flirted with her 2001 at a New Year’s Eve party at the resort, according to Palm Beach Post.
Meanwhile, Rachel Crooks was 22 when she worked as a receptionist at Bayrock Group. It was a real estate investment and development company in Trump Tower in Manhattan. Crooks said she met Trump near the elevator, where he kissed her. The incident occurred in 2005.
Meanwhile, Tasha Dixon said that Donald Trump walked into their dressing room before the pageant while they were getting ready.
Dixon told CBS Los Angeles that she and other contestants were half-naked or completely nude and did not have the chance to wear clothes when Trump walked in.
The allegations came on Wednesday. There were claims that the Republican groped women in a series of incidents going back to the 1980s.
Apart from these, a People correspondent also threw sexual assault allegations against Trump.
However, Trump came down heavily against the allegations. He said that “vicious” reports alleging he groped women are “pure fiction” and “outright lies,” CNN reports. Trump was speaking during a rally in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Snopes reports that a website ridiculously claimed that because the phrase “octopus hands” appears in the lyrics of a 1960s song by Velvet Underground, Jessica Leed’s account of Trump may be false.