On Thursday, a woman, who is a former model, accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault and misconduct, stating that he kissed and groped her against her will at the US Open tennis tournament in 1997.
In an interview with The Guardian, Amy Dorris said she was invited, along with her boyfriend at the time, to Trump’s private box to watch the tennis match. She was 24 at the time.
Explaining about her meeting with Trump through her boyfriend, Jason Binn, Dorris said, “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.”
“I was in his grip, and I couldn’t get out of it,” she added. “I don’t know what you call that when you’re sticking your tongue just down someone’s throat. But I pushed it out with my teeth. I was pushing it. And I think I might have hurt his tongue.”
However, Trump’s legal adviser Jenna Ellis denied Dorris’s accusations, stating, “The allegations are totally false.”
“We will consider every legal means available to hold The Guardian accountable for its malicious publication of this unsubstantiated story,” Ellis added. “This is just another pathetic attempt to attack President Trump right before the election.”
Trump has consistently denied the allegations from more than two dozen women who came forward with stories of sexual assault, unwanted groping, kissing and misconduct, dating back to the 1970s.
The president is currently the subject of a defamation lawsuit from the author E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Trump of raping her in a Manhattan departmental store in the 1990s. Last November, Carroll sued Trump, claiming that he lied publicly that he had never met her.
Dorris said she had to wait so long to come forward because she felt protective of her twin daughters. However, she said, her daughters inspired her to speak out. “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,” Dorris said. “And I’d rather be a role model. I want them to see that I didn’t stay quiet, that I stood up to somebody who did something that was unacceptable.”