Yet Another Woman Accuses Trump of Inappropriate Sexual Conduct
At a press conference in Manhattan Thursday, yet another woman accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, alleging the Republican nominee groped her at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in 1998.
Sitting alongside famed civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, who last week represented former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos as she relayed her experience of sexual assault at the hands of Trump, Karena Virginia told of her “chance” encounter with Trump when she was 27 years old.
Virginia said she was waiting for a car to take her home from the U.S. Open when Trump and several men approached her. Trump, she said, told the men he was with, “Hey, look at this one, we haven’t seen her before. Look at those legs.” He then touched one of her breasts.
“‘Don’t you know who I am? Don’t you know who I am?’” Virginia recalled him saying, adding that his actions made her feel “intimidated” and “powerless.”
“I felt ashamed that I was wearing a short dress and high heels,” she added. “That feeling of shame stayed with me for a while and it made me disinclined to wear short dresses or high heels.”
Virginia said she came forward “to Mr. Trump for myself, my family, and particularly, my daughter.”
“Your moment of pleasure came at my expense,” Virginia said of the Republican nominee.
Trump has repeatedly denied accusations of sexual impropriety, lobbing defenses that range from having never met the women to the women not being attractive enough for him to assault. During the debate Wednesday night, Trump tried once again to defend himself against the accusations, claiming “nobody respects women more than I do.”
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