For Donald Trump, the allegations against him just don’t seem to abate. The Republican candidate’s already much-discussed campaign has been hit by another allegation of inappropriate behaviour. Already facing major flak over the recently published tapes where he was heard allegedly using abusive language for women, more allegations of unwanted sexual advances and even groping have rained in against the septuagenarian real estate tycoon-turned-politcian.
On his part, Trump dismissed the allegations as “lies” and went to call it a media plot against him.
Summer Zervos, a former contestant of the reality TV show The Apprentice, alleged that Donald Trump made unwanted sexual advances and groped her in 2007. She alleged that the incident took place after she was eliminated from The Apprentice show Season 5 and approached Trump for work at one of his golf courses.
“Lies, lies, lies,” Trump asserted at a rally last night in Greensboro, North Carolina, referring to sexual misconduct allegations reported by the New York Times and other media.
Further denying the allegations made by Zervos, he added, “I vaguely remember Ms. Zervos as one of the many contestants on The Apprentice over the years. To be clear, I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago.”
“That is not who I am as a person, and it is not how I’ve conducted my life. In fact, Ms. Zervos continued to contact me for help, emailing my office on April 14th of this year asking that I visit her restaurant in California,” Trump said.
Prior to Zervos, it was another woman Jessica Leeds, who had told The New York Times that he groped and kissed her as they sat next to each other on a plane in the 1980s.
But hitting out Ms Leeds, Trump retorted, “Believe me, she would not be my first choice, that I can tell you.”
Earlier, in a report published Thursday, Kristin Anderson told The Washington Post that Trump had groped her at a New York night spot in the early 1990s.
The accusation against Trump comes just days after at least five women accused him of sexual assault and harassment, threatening the controversial Republican presidential nominee’s already fragile campaign.
Criticising the media reports, Donald Trump has also been claiming that the media and a “global elite” are working against him.
“Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of US sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends and her donors,” he told supporters in Florida.
(With inputs from Agencies)