A former model has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her at the U.S. Open tennis tournament more than two decades ago, in an alleged incident that left her feeling “sick” and “violated.” In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, Amy Dorris alleged that Trump accosted her outside the bathroom in his VIP box at the tournament in New York on 5 September 1997. Dorris, who was 24 at the time, accuses Trump of forcing his tongue down her throat, assaulting her all over her body, and holding her in a grip she was unable to escape from.
Dorris, who lives in Florida, provided The Guardian with evidence to support her account of her encounters with Trump, including her ticket to the U.S. Open and six photos showing her with the real estate magnate over several days in New York. Trump was 51 at the time and married to his second wife, Marla Maples. Her account was also corroborated by several people she confided in about the incident. They include a friend in New York and Dorris’s mother, both of whom she called immediately after the alleged incident, as well as a therapist and friends she spoke to in the years since. All said Dorris had shared with them details of the alleged incident that matched what she later told The Guardian.
I don’t want to be flip about this, but we would be remiss if we did not note it: all of these stories shows that The Donald has a similar technique, and it matches pretty well with his infamous confession to Billy Bush.