'He Began Thrusting His Genitals'
Summer Zervos says Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in 2007, the year after she had been a contestant in his reality TV show, "The Apprentice." At a Friday afternoon press conference her attorney, Gloria Allred, warned Trump to not go after his accusers, and to "seek help, for your beliefs and sexual misconduct."
Zervos says after she was "fired" as a cast member during Season 5, she told reporters she made an appointment with him and visited him in his office, where he kissed her.
"He said he would love to have me work for him," Zervos said, reading from a statement.
"As I was about to leave, he again kissed me on the lips."
She says it was unexpected and upsetting, and told her family. They convinced her it probably was just his way of greeting people.
Zervos says in 2007 she met Trump for dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel, but was surprised when she was taken to a bungalow and was escorted into a bedroom.
"I was standing in an entryway. To the left was a bedroom and his clothes were on the bed."
"He began kissing me aggressively and placed his hand on my breast."
"He began thrusting his genitals," Zervos says.
Zervos told reporters she is a Republican.
A former "Apprentice" contestant describes alleged unwanted sexual advancements made by Donald Trump. https://t.co/X4MLlkzyXKâ€” MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 14, 2016
She also says Trump told her how to get rid of her mortgage by threatening to default on it, and said that's how he handles business.
Allred says women are coming forward now to accuse Trump of sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior because of the 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape and because he denied his actions and dismissed his remarks as merely "locker room talk." He had been asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper during the second presidential debate if he understood his actions as he described them are sexual assault, he denied that he has ever sexually assaulted anyone.
Attorney Allred says Zervos was reluctant to come forward, and is "not seeking money or fame."
Zervos says she came forward because, "I want to be able to sleep when I'm 70 at night."
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