Summer Zervos, a former contestant on season five of The Apprentice, came forward on Friday with new accusations of sexual assault on the part of GOP nominee Donald Trump. Speaking alongside attorney Gloria Allred, Zervos said Trump “thrusted” his “genitals” on her. She spoke about an incident in which she had lunch with Trump and he kissed her on the lips twice. “This is not what I wanted or expected,” she said, adding that she told her friend and parents about what had happened at the time. In a separate incident, Trump began kissing her “open mouth” and grabbed her breasts, Zervos alleges, adding that he later told her to “get real” and began “thrusting” his “genitals” on her.
In a statement later Friday, Trump denied ever greeting Zervos inappropriately or meeting with her at a hotel. “The media is now creating a theater of absurdity that threatens to tear our democratic process apart and poison the minds of the American public,” Trump continued. “When Gloria Allred is given the same weighting on national television as the President of the United States, and unfounded accusations are treated as fact, with reporters throwing due diligence and fact-finding to the side in a rush to file their stories first, it’s evident that we truly are living in a broken system.”