Donald Trump facing new sex accusations

Two women have made fresh claims about innapropriate sexual advances from the US presidential candidate, Donald Trump

Donald Trump facing new sex accusations

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Panama City, Florida | Image: Evan Vucci AP/Press Association Images

A former candidate on the US version of The Apprentice has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual conduct.

The allegation comes on the same day another woman claimed the Republican Presidential candidate groped her in a Manhattan nightspot.

Summer Zervos, a candidate on the fifth season Trump’s NBC reality TV show The Apprentice, said he made inappropriate sexual advances towards her during a visit to Los Angeles in 2007.

Ms Zervos, who said she had hoped to connect with Trump in order to advance her career, claims he made numerous sexual advances on her at a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

“I stood up and he came to me and started kissing me open mouthed as he was pulling me toward him. I walked away and I sat down on a chair,” she said.

She said Trump later convinced her to sit back down beside him.

“He grabbed me by the shoulder and began kissing me again very aggressively, and placed his hand on my breast. I pulled back and walked to another part of the room.”

Ms Zervos said later in the evening, Trump again tried to put her in an embrace and when she objected he began “thrusting his genitals” at her.

She added that she had met with Trump in New York City prior to seeing him at the bungalow, during which time, she claimed, he kissed her on the lips.

She recalled feeling “surprised, but felt that perhaps that was just his form of greeting”.

 

The other accuser, Kristin Anderson, told the Washington Post Mr Trump put his hand up her skirt and touched her underwear at the China Club in New York in the early 1990s.

Ms Anderson said she shoved the hand away, got up from the couch on which she was sitting and took a good look at the man responsible.

She recognised him immediately as Donald Trump. "He was so distinctive looking - with the hair and the eyebrows. I mean, nobody else has those eyebrows," she is quoted as saying.

Mr Trump has again insisted the allegations against him are fabricated and claimed his accusers may be motivated by a desire for fame.

Responding to the claims from Ms Anderson, Trump's campaign spokeswoman said: "Mr. Trump strongly denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity. It is totally ridiculous."