In a shocking report that could spell more trouble for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, two women have accused him of sexual assault.
Jessica Leeds, 74, accused Trump of groping her on a plane while Rachel Crooks alleged the Republican nominee kissed her outside an elevator in the Trump Tower when she was a 22-year-old receptionist in 2005.
The latest accusations against Trump come just days after a 2005 video surfaced of him in which he is talking in lewd and sexually explicit terms about women and bragging about groping women and getting away with it because he was a “star.”
Leeds recalled in a ‘New York Times’ report that Trump had assaulted her when she was traveling in an airplane more than three decades ago.
She had sat besides Trump in the first-class cabin of a flight to New York and about 45 minutes after takeoff, Leeds said Trump, whom she had never met before, lifted the armrest and began to touch her.
According to Leeds, Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt.
“He was like an octopus. His hands were everywhere. It was an assault,” Leeds said , adding that she fled to the back of the plane.
Crooks has also come forward accusing Trump of inappropriate behaviour.
She had worked for a real estate investment and development company in Trump Tower in Manhattan.
She said she had encountered Trump outside an elevator in the building one morning in 2005.
The report said that since Crooks was aware her company did business with Trump, she introduced herself.
They shook hands but Trump would not let go and began kissing her cheeks, she said, adding that Trump then “kissed me directly on the mouth.”
She said it didn’t feel like an accident but a violation.
“It was so inappropriate. I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that,” Crooks said in the NYT report, adding she was shaken and later called her sister to tell her.
“She was very worked up about it,” said Webb, who recalled pressing her sister for details.