A former model, Amy Dorris, has accused President Donald Trump of sexual exploitation in 1997 and she described in detail how Trump kissed and groped her. According to the mother of twins, Dorris said she was 24 years old when the incident happened at the US Open tennis tournament on September 5, 1997. She said she and her former boyfriend Jason Binn were invited to Trump’s VIP box to watch the tournament in New York.
Dorris said Trump had met her outside the bathroom to the private box and held her against her will. According to her interview with Anushka Asthana which was published by The Guardian, Trump gripped her and shoved his tongue down her throat and then groped her roughly even as she fought to be freed of him. She said she may have hurt his tongue while trying to push him back with her teeth.
“He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off,” Ms. Dorris said. “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. 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.”
In very strong terms, the Trump campaign team denied Dorris’ allegations against the president and threatened to take legal action against The Guardian newspaper for publishing the story. Trump’s lawyers said the newspaper has joined the opposition who are trying everything in their power to discredit the president ahead of the coming presidential election in November.
“The allegations are totally false,” said Jenna Ellis, a legal adviser to the Trump campaign. “We will consider every legal means available to hold The Guardian accountable for its malicious publication of this unsubstantiated story. This is just another pathetic attempt to attack President Trump right before the election.”
Over 25 women have come out at various times to accuse Trump of sexual assault over the past 40 years and he has consistently denied their stories. Dorris said she took a long time to speak out on the assault because of her small twin girls.
“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 explained. “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.”