Fri. 2:10 p.m.: More allegation of sexual misconduct leveled against Trump
Another woman has come forward to say she was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump. His campaign denies the allegation.
Kristin Anderson tells The Washington Post that she was sitting on a couch with friends at a New York nightclub in the early 1990s when someone’s hand reached up her skirt and touched her through her underwear.
Then in her early 20s, Anderson tells the newspaper in story posted online today that she pushed the hand away, turned around and recognized Trump as the man who had groped her.
Trump’s campaign spokeswoman says, “Mr. Trump strongly denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity. It is totally ridiculous.”
The Post says it contacted the 46-year-old Anderson after a friend she told about the incident recounted it to a reporter. Other friends also told the Post that Anderson told them the same story years ago.
Anderson’s account comes after several other women have reported that Trump groped or kissed them without their consent. The Republican presidential nominee has denied the allegations.
Trump running mate Mike Pence says evidence is forthcoming that will help Trump refute allegations by several women of sexual assault.
Pence told Fox News today that “the campaign is working on bringing that out.”
Pence also complained that the media unfairly focused on the sexual assault allegations instead of newly released hacked emails apparently from Hillary Clinton’s campaign. He said emails from Clinton advisers show “religious bigotry.”
He was referring to an exchange in which one aide suggested that being Catholic is a more “socially acceptable” conservative religion than being evangelical.
Pence, an evangelical, said Clinton should denounce “these kinds of demeaning statements.”