A former model on Thursday became the latest woman to accuse President Trump of assault, telling the Guardian that Trump groped and kissed her against her will outside a bathroom at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in 1997.
Amy Dorris, who was 24 at the time of the alleged incident, told the Guardian that her encounter with Trump left her feeling “sick” and “violated,” and that she had struggled for years with whether she should speak publicly, including before the 2016 election.
Dorris did not return calls from The Washington Post, but her account was corroborated by her mother, Katherine Dorris, who said Dorris confided in her about the incident at the time it happened. Separately, a friend of Amy Dorris, Caron Bernstein, told The Post that Dorris had authorized her to speak on her behalf and to confirm that the details in the Guardian piece were accurate.
Bernstein, who also worked as a model, said Dorris first told her 12 or 13 years ago about the episode, in which she said Trump grabbed her when she came out of a bathroom, stuck his tongue down her throat and groped her body.
“Her story has never deviated,” Bernstein said.
In a statement, Jenna Ellis, a legal adviser to Trump’s campaign, called the allegations “totally false” and a “pathetic attempt to attack President Trump right before the election.”
23 years? I'm sorry, the time to report this was 23 years ago.
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