Amy Dorris claims the President ‘shoved his tongue down my throat’ and ‘his hands were very gropey’.
Dorris, 25 at the time, said she was assaulted by Donald Trump in his VIP box at the tournament in New York on September 5th, 1997.
Speaking publicly about the alleged incident for the first time, the former model claims Trump grabbed her as she came out of the bathroom of his box, forced his tongue down her throat and held her in a grip from which she could not escape.
“I feel sick and violated”, she said.
“He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off. And then that’s when his grip became tighter and his hands were very gropey and all over my butt, my breasts, my back, everything.
“I was in his grip, and I couldn’t get out of it,” she said, adding: “I don’t know what you call that when you’re sticking your tongue just down someone’s throat. But I pushed it out with my teeth. I was pushing it. And I think I might have hurt his tongue.”
Trump’s lawyers said he denied in the strongest possible terms having ever harassed, abused or behaved improperly toward Dorris.
Trump was 51 at the time and married to his second wife, Marla Maples.
Ms Dorris, now 48 and a mother to twin daughters, said she had considered speaking publicly about the incident in 2016, when several women made public similar accusations against the then Republican candidate for president. But she decided against coming forward, in part because she thought that doing so might harm her family.
“Now I feel like my girls are about to turn 13 years old and I want them to know that you don’t let anybody do anything to you that you don’t want,” she said. “And I’d rather be a role model. I want them to see that I didn’t stay quiet, that I stood up to somebody who did something that was unacceptable.”
The new claim comes just weeks before the November 3 election in which Trump is vying for a second term against Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
Trump’s lawyers suggest that the timing shortly before the election means the new claim could be politically motivated.
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