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Woman Accuses Trump of Sexual Assault: “His Hands Were All Over Me”

HeadlineOct 13, 2016

Donald Trump is facing a barrage of accusations of sexual harassment and assault from multiple women, including a journalist, two former Miss USA beauty pageant contestants and two women who told The New York Times Trump sexually assaulted them, groping their bodies or kissing their lips without their consent. This is Jessica Leeds, speaking about sitting next to Trump on a plane in the early 1980s.

Jessica Leeds: “It was a real shock when all of a sudden his hands were all over me. He started encroaching on my space. And I hesitate to use this expression, but I’m going to. And that is, he was like an octopus. It was like he had six arms. He was all over the place. But it’s when he started putting his hand up my skirt, and that was it. That was it. I was out of there.”

The other woman who spoke to the Times, Rachel Crooks, says she ran into Trump outside an elevator at the Trump Tower in 2005. She says after the two shook hands, he kissed her cheeks multiple times and then kissed her on the mouth. She said, “I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that.”

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