Trump accused of sexual assault at 1997 U.S. Open
Amy Dorris claims ‘gropey’ Trump made advances outside VIP box; president’s legal adviser denies charge
President Donald Trump speaks in August.
A former model has accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in 1997.
Amy Dorris made the allegation in an interview with the Guardian that was published Thursday. She told the newspaper that Trump groped her outside the bathroom of his VIP box, where she and her boyfriend at the time were his guests.
“He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off,” said Ms. Dorris, who was 24 years old at the time. “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.”
Jenna Ellis, a legal adviser to the Trump campaign, said in a statement that the allegations were “totally false.” “We will consider every legal means available to hold the Guardian accountable for its malicious publication of this unsubstantiated story,” she said. “This is just another pathetic attempt to attack President Trump right before the election.”
Dorris didn’t directly respond to a request for comment. However, Caron Bernstein, a former model and longtime friend, called The Wall Street Journal on her behalf, saying the report in the Guardian was consistent with the details Dorris has told her over the years.