Donald Trump finds himself on the receiving end of yet another sexual assault allegation, and this time it's former model Amy Dorris who has claimed that the President of the United States sexually assaulted her 23 years ago at the US Open tennis championship.
Dorris, 48, said that she felt "sick" and "violated" after the incident, which allegedly took place by the bathroom in Trump's VIP box at the tournament in New York on September 5, 1997.
Dorris, who was 24-years-old at the time, said that Trump grabbed her as she came out of his VIP box at the tennis event and forced his tongue down her throat, holding her in a grip she found hard to escape. "He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off. 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," Dorris asserted. "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."
Responding to the allegations, Trump's lawyers have said that the President denies the claim.
Still, Dorris said in an interview with The Guardian, "Initially I thought that he was waiting to go to the bathroom, but that wasn't the case," adding that Trump forced himself on her after a brief exchange. Dorris recalls nervously laughing and telling him: "No, get away."
Dorris, who says that she was introduced to the real-estate tycoon by her then-boyfriend, Jason Binn — who called Trump his "best friend" — claimed she repeatedly asked Trump to stop, but "he didn't care."
According to Dorris, Trump continued to pursue her. "I didn't feel like myself that second day at all," Dorris said. "It did feel like something was taken away."
The former model's claim comes just weeks before the November 3 Presidential election, in which Trump competes against Democratic candidate Joe Biden; Trump's lawyers have claimed that the accusations seem to be politically motivated. They added that Dorris' version of events does not make sense, as the alleged incident outside the bathroom of his VIP box would have been spotted by numerous witnesses.
This is not the first time the 74-year-old businessman has been accused of sexual assault or misconduct; several other women have also come forward to report inappropriate behavior from the President.