Several women levied allegations of sexual assault against Donald Trump on Wednesday in a series of interviews. A story published in the New York Times said Jessica Leeds, 74, of New York, told the newspaper that she encountered Trump on an airline flight three decades ago when he grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt. According to the Times, Rachel Crooks, of Ohio, said she met the business mogul at Trump Tower in 2005, as a 22-year-old, when he kissed her "directly on the mouth" against her will. The Republican candidate denied the accusations. With public clamor growing for the release of footage from his reign on "The Apprentice," entertainment giant MGM said Wednesday that it owns the reality TV show, not the program's executive producer Mark Burnett, and could not unilaterally release any unaired, archived material due to existing contractual obligations.
He was like an octopus. His hands were everywhere.Jessica Leeds
Already deeply divisive, America's presidential campaign is quickly devolving into an ugly fight over who has treated women worse: Trump or former President Bill Clinton. Trump's campaign is now openly signaling that it will spend the election's final month relitigating Clinton's marital affairs and unproven charges of sexual assault, as well as his wife and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's unverified role in intimidating the women who were involved.
It was so inappropriate. I was so upset that [Trump] thought I was so insignificant that he could do that.Rachel Crooks