LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two new accusers have stepped forward against Donald Trump, raising the number of accusers to six.
The latest women to come forward say the GOP presidential nominee groped them.
One of Friday’s accusers, Summer Zervos, a former “Apprentice” contestant says she wanted Donald Trump to hire her so badly, she initially dismissed repeated sexual harassment. Zervos was “fired” early on in the show in 2005.
Zervos, who lives in Orange County, contacted Trump in 2007 hoping he would give her a job. She claims Trump eventually invited her to dinner at the Beverley Hills Hotel. She says she was escorted to a bungalow and greeted by Trump with an open-mouth kiss.
“He then grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me very aggressively and then placed his hand on my breast,” Zervos, flanked by her attorney Gloria Allred, said at a press conference in the Miracle Mile.
On Friday, Trump responded to her allegations.
“It’s one big, ugly lie,” Trump said shortly after Zervos spoke.
“I vaguely remember Ms. Zervos as one of the many contestants on the apprentice over the years,” Trump said. “To be clear, I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago. That is not who I am as a person, and it is not how I’ve conducted my life.”
Trump did acknowledge that Zervos emailed him this spring.