Several women have leveled various claims against Donald Trump this week following the release of an old Access Hollywood tape in which Donald Trump made lewd comments about sexually assaulting and hitting on women in a conversation with host Billy Bush. Now we add another claim to the pile.
Former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos has just held a press conference, along with high powered attorney Gloria Allred, and leveled new sexual assault allegations against Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump.
Zervos claims that she was sexually assaulted by Trump on more than one occasion and repeatedly fought his advances.
According to the statement, as reported by Jezebel:
Zervos spoke after Allred, so softly she was at times difficult to hear. She said that in 2007, following her appearance on the show the year before, she contacted Trump’s office to see if he could discuss job opportunities. She said that he kissed her “on the lips” before their lunch meeting began, and complimented her on having “a large set of balls” during her time on the show, then said he would “love to have me work for him.”
“As I was about to leave, he again kissed me on the lips,” she said. “This made me feel nervous and embarrassed this is not what I wanted or expected.”
Zervos said she left hurriedly, and called both a friend and her parents, upset. But she agreed to meet Trump a few days later in Los Angeles, where he said he would be on business. Once at the Beverly Hills Hotel, she said, she was taken to a bungalow where she saw “Mr. Trump’s clothes” on the bed. She said Trump greeted her in “a sing-song voice,” then emerged from a back room and kissed her “open-mouthed, pulling me towards him.”
Becoming teary, Zervos also recalled that Trump kissed her again, aggressively, and put a hand on her breast, despite her trying to push him away several times. “Come on man, get real,” she told him, more than once. Trump, she said, repeated those words back to her as he “thrust his genitals” against her.
“He told me to meet him in the morning at his golf course in Palos Verdes,” Zervos said. Zervos said that she thought the meeting was possibly in reference to a job offer.
“Instead of a job, Ms. Zervos claims she got the Donald all over her, kissing her, touching her breasts, leading her into his bedroom,” Gloria Allred said. “Donald, before you can become President of the United States, you must first learn to treat women with respect.”
Zervos appeared to tear up at several points while reading her statement in regards to her experiences with Trump. Zervos was eliminated from Season 5 of the Apprentice relatively early in the season.
Here is the full press conference with Allred and Zervos: