Trump's campaign denies a model's sexual assault allegations in 1997

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As only a few weeks left for the US election, a former model, Amy Dorris, on Thursday made allegations against the US President Donald Trump of sexual assault in New York at the US Open tennis tournament in 1997.

However, Trump's campaign has denied these allegations, threatening legal action against the British newspaper, The Guardian, who posted the original story.

"He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off. And then that's when his grip became tighter and his hands were very gropey and all over my butt, my breasts, my back, everything," the newspaper quoted Ms. Dorris as saying. She was 24 at the time, the newspaper said.

The president's re-election campaign on Thursday said the allegations were not true. "The allegations are totally false," said Jenna Ellis, a legal advisor to Mr. Trump's campaign.

“We will consider every legal means available to hold The Guardian accountable for its malicious publication of this unsubstantiated story," Ellis added.

Several Trump supporters accused Dorris of blaming Trump only for the sake of supporting opposition parties in the upcoming US elections.

However, Dorris claims she wanted to raise her voice in 2016, but decided against it for the sake of her twin daughters who were very young to be subjected to the media and Trump administration's backlash.

"Now I feel like my girls are about to turn 13 years old and I want them to know that you don't let anybody do anything to you that you don't want," she said.

Trump administration also rubbished the allegations stating there were no other witnesses to back these allegations. However, Guardian has stated that the newspaper interviewed several people who Dorris confided in during those days, and they supported the former model.

While the Trump camp is threatening legal action against the newspaper, Guardian has issued a statement saying it stands by its report.

President Trump himself hasn’t responded to this yet.

Source: Agencies

 

Publish : 2020-09-18 13:45:25

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