Anderson told the Post that she and her companions were “very grossed out and weirded out” and thought, “OK, Donald is gross”. After Zervos asked for a job, she said the two met up at his NY office, at a Beverly Hills hotel and a Palos Verdes golf course.
In a letter from his attorneys, Trump demanded The New York Times retract what it termed a “libelous article” and apologize.
The presidential campaign focused Thursday on the allegations against Trump, who denied them again and again as supporters cheered him at a rally in Florida and two appearances in OH, states central to his effort to defeat Clinton. McGillivray said she recalls telling the photographer, Ken Davidoff, “Donald just grabbed my ass”.
Summer Zervos, 41, who appeared on the fifth season of the reality show, said she was meeting the GOP candidate at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles in 2007 to discuss a business proposition, when he made unwanted sexual advances towards her.
“They served a dinner”. The newspaper confirmed she had recently told four people close to her about the encounter. “You know, I’m inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good”. “And then his hands started going up my skirt”.
“These attacks are orchestrated by the Clintons and their media allies”, Trump said.
She fled to the back of the plane.
“For the New York Times to launch a completely false, coordinated character assassination against Mr. Trump on a topic like this is risky”, Miller said in the statement. His campaign denied the allegation. The Palm Beach Post cited a Trump spokesperson as saying, “This allegation lacks any merit or veracity”. “Another ridiculous tale, no witnesses, no nothing”.
Trump also argued that the news media is not objective, characterizing it as a “special interest” seeking to maintain its own privileged position at the expense of average Americans.
Republican leaders across the country said they were deeply troubled by the allegations against Trump, but there was no evidence of new defections.
1993: Make-up artist Jill Harth accuses him of attempted rape: Harth alleged in a Guardian interview that in 1993, Trump had cornered her and groped her in the bedroom of his daughter Ivanka. “‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that”. “Believe me – she would not be my first choice”.
Clinton on Wednesday campaigned in Colorado and Nevada, where she ignored questions about the New York Times article shouted by pool reporters. “You know, they’re standing there with no clothes”.
She later pursued a job within the Trump Organization and says Trump asked her to stop calling him. “You can do anything”, he said. “This just wasn’t done. I’m the campaign manager as he runs for president”.
According to Politico, Trump continued his tirade against the New York Times at a rally in West Palm Beach, Florida where he went off-script and said, “these were nothing more than false smears”, “these claims are all fabricated”, and “these events never, ever happened”.
“It had been so long ago, and the usual, ‘Well, it’s a he said/she said situation, ‘ ” she reasoned.
Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes and Donald Trump are all powerful men who had been in the public eye for years, when suddenly a woman’s allegations of sexual misconduct brought other accusations into the spotlight.
Leeds, the other woman in the Times article, contacted the newspaper after Sunday’s debate, when Trump was asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper if he had ever done the things he described in that video.
Since then, her life has taken an unexpected turn.
“A lot of times with the debates there isn’t journalism happening at the same time”, said Alan Schroeder, author of “Presidential Debates: Fifty Years of High-Risk TV”.
But Leeds is hoping some good comes out of her story.