At least seven women have accused Donald Trump of sexual assault or misconduct recently, each stating that the GOP nominee had groped or kissed them without their consent.
The stories span several years, with the oldest dating back to the 1980s. Two of the women reported their stories to The New York Times, a third spoke to the Palm Beach Post, and the fourth woman, a People magazine reporter, posted it online. The fifth shared her story on the “Today” show Thursday morning. Two others came forward on Friday. The Republican presidential nominee has repeatedly denied allegations directly or through his campaign or lawyers.
Here are their stories:
Zervos, a 41-year-old former contestant on “The Apprentice,” said during a press conference Friday that Trump made unwanted sexual advances toward her in 2007
Zervos said Trump became sexually aggressive during a meeting at a Los Angeles hotel, kissing her open-mouthed and touching her breasts.
Zervos said the meeting had been set up to discuss a potential job at one of Trump’s businesses. She said she rejected his advances and then began talking as if the meeting was a job interview.
Anderson, a 46-year-old photographer who lives in Southern California, said Trump slid his fingers under her miniskirt and touched her vagina through her underwear at a crowded New York nightspot during the early 1990s, according to The Washington Post. Anderson told the Post the episode lasted no more than 30 seconds and that she and her companions were “very grossed out and weirded out.” She said she thought at the time, “OK, Donald is gross. We all know he’s gross. Let’s just move on.”
Leeds, 74, said she was 38 years-old and flying to New York, when a flight attendant asked her if she wanted to switch from her seat in coach to one in first-class. Leeds told The New York Times that Trump groped her, trying to reach up her skirt.
“He was like an octopus,” Leeds said to the Times. “His hands were everywhere.”
Leeds left the first-class seat and returned back to coach after the incident.
Rachel Crooks told the paper she was a 22-year-old receptionist at a real estate company in Trump Tower in 2005. It was there that she came face to face with Trump outside an elevator and introduced herself, according to the Times.
When Crooks shook hands with the real estate businessman, she said Trump would not let go, then kissed her cheeks and ‘‘kissed me directly on the mouth.’’
‘‘I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that,’’ she said in her interview with the Times.
Days later, according to the Times, Trump, who had recently married his third wife Melania, went to Crooks office and requested her phone number. He said he planned on giving it to his modeling agency.
A skeptical Crooks agreed, but was never contacted by the agency.
It was 2003 when Mindy McGillivray, now 36, said she was groped by Trump at his Mar-a-Lago club, according to the Palm Beach Post.
McGillivray told the post that Trump touched her when she was at the club with a photographer friend who was shooting a Ray Charles concert.
‘‘All of a sudden I felt a grab, a little nudge. I think it’s Ken’s camera bag, that was my first instinct. I turn around and there’s Donald. He sort of looked away quickly. I quickly turned back, facing Ray Charles, and I’m stunned,’’ she told the Post.
Natasha Stoynoff, a People magazine reporter, published her story with the magazine on Wednesday night.
The reporter wrote that she went to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate to interview the real estate mogul and his then-new wife, Melania, for a feature story on their first wedding anniversary.
According to Stoynoff’s story, Trump kissed her without her consent when they were alone in a room.
‘‘I turned around, and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat,’’ Stoynoff wrote.
According to Stoynoff, Trump would later tell her, ‘‘you know we’re going to have an affair, don’t you?’’
Thursday morning saw a new allegation against the Republican presidential candidate, this one coming from a former Miss Utah.
According to a segment released on the “Today” show, Temple Taggart, who won her title in 1997, said Trump kissed her on the lips when she first met him.
“He turned to me, and um, embraced me, and gave me a kiss on the lips. I remember being shocked,” Taggert said.
Taggert told NBC that she didn’t consider it assault, but said she was upset after Friday’s release of audio that captured Trump making lewd comments.
1992 remarks about unidentified girl
A look through the archives has uncovered another questionable remark from Donald Trump that adds to the controversy about how he treats women.
The Republican presidential nominee can be heard on a 1992 video from “Entertainment Tonight” commenting about a young girl at Trump Tower.
The real estate mogul spoke to a group of girls, and is then heard commenting “I’m gonna be dating her in 10 years.”
Trump was 46 years old at the time he made that particular remark.Nicole Hernandez of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Aimee Ortiz can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on twitter @aimee_ortiz.