Another woman accuses Trump of groping her


Another woman accused Republican nominee Donald Trump of groping her.

Karena Virginia, a yoga instructor and life coach, told reporters Thursday that Trump touched her breast at the 1998 U.S. Open in Flushing, Queens.

Virginia said she had been waiting for a car to pick her up when she saw Trump with a few other men. She knew who he was, but had never met him before, she said.

"He said, 'Hey, look at this one, we haven’t seen her before. Look at those legs,'" she said.

Trump then walked over to her, grabbed her arm and touched her breast, Virginia said.

"'Don’t you know who I am?' That’s what he said to me," she added.

Virginia said she was 27 years old at the time.

"I felt intimidated and I felt powerless," Virginia said. "I felt ashamed that I was wearing a short dress and high heels. That feeling of shame stayed with me for a while and it made me disinclined to wear short dresses or high heels."

Virginia made the accusation at a new conference at the London Hotel in Manhattan with her lawyer Gloria Allred.

Trump has been accused by multiple women after he denied ever touching or kissing women without their consent. The allegations came out after a 2005 audio tape of Trump bragging about groping women became public.

Trump has denied all the allegations, and in the final presidential debate Wednesday night, he said he believes Hillary Clinton’s campaign is behind the accusations.

Virginia said no one asked her to come forward with her story and she was advised not to speak up.

"I have been advised that Mr. Trump will call me a liar," she said. "Or perhaps he will label me as just another 'nasty woman.'"

But Virginia said she felt it was her duty to tell the truth. "Mr. Trump revealed his true character in his own words on tape which indicated that he felt entitled to grab women by their private parts," she said. "We should, to paraphrase Maya Angelou, believe him."

 

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