Two more women came forward on Friday with allegations that Donald Trump had groped them – including a contestant on his reality show ‘The Apprentice’ as the Republican presidential candidate said accusations of sexual misconduct against him were part of a plot to discredit him a month ahead of the election.
The new accusations come as Trump slips further behind Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in national opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 8 election.
A Reuters/Ipsos survey this week showed him lagging Clinton by 8 percentage points among likely voters.
Summer Zervos – who competed on the television show’s fifth season in 2006 – gave a news conference with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred in Los Angeles – saying Trump tried to get her to lie down on a bed with him when she met him in 2007 to discuss a possible job.
‘He then asked me to sit next to him.
He then grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me again very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast’ said Zervos.
Separately the Washington Post published an interview with a woman who said Trump put his hand up her skirt in a crowded New York nightclub in the early 1990s in an unwanted advance – when she had never even met him.
‘He did touch my vagina through my underwear – absolutely’ Kristin Anderson said in a video interview on the newspaper’s website.
‘It wasn’t a sexual come-on.
I don’t know why he did it.
It was like just to prove that he could do it’ she told the paper.