A former model accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her at the US Open tennis championship 23 years ago.
Amy Dorris, 48, who lives in Florida, said she felt "sick" and "injured" following the alleged attack in Trump's VIP box at the September 5, 1997 tournament in New York.
Trump denies the claim.
In an interview with The Guardian, Dorris claims that Trump pushed his tongue down her throat and held her in a & # 39; tentacle & # 39; -like grip that she couldn't escape.
Former model Amy Dorris (pictured) accused Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her at the US Open tennis championship 23 years ago
Donald Trump, Amy Dorris and their then boyfriend Jason Binn at the 1997 US Open in New York City when Dorris alleged Trump sexually assaulted them
"He just stuck his tongue down my throat and I pushed him off," Dorris said. And then his grip tightened and his hands were very tentative and all over my bum, my breasts, my back, everything.
“I was in his grip and couldn't get out. I don't know what you call it when you stick your tongue down someone's throat. But I pushed it out with my teeth. I pushed it. And I think I would have hurt his tongue. & # 39;
Trump's attorneys have "fiercely denied" President Dorris ever molested, abused, or behaved inappropriately.
The president's lawyers told the Guardian that there were numerous witnesses of sexual misconduct in the VIP box.
They also claim that Dorris' ex-boyfriend Jason Binn told them he had no recollection of Dorris making such claims at the time.
Dorris, who was living in Boca Raton at the time and regularly went to Miami to model and act, said she was introduced to Trump in 1997 by Binn, who knew the real estate tycoon and later referred to him as his "best friend." been.
She claims she was taken to meet the future president at Trump Tower before the three of them went to the US Open at Flushing Meadows, NYC.
Dorris, then 24 years old, claims that Trump "immediately became very strong" even though her boyfriend was with her.
According to her report, she returned from a trip to the bathroom and found Trump forced himself on her – and said she felt like she was choking on his octopus-like grip.
She claims Trump continued attacking her despite asking him to "get away" and claims the tycoon "didn't bother".
Donald Trump (left) with his ex-wife Ivana Trump at the 1997 US Open in New York
Jason Binn and Donald Trump in New York City around 2008. Amy Dorris says that her ex-boyfriend Binn introduced her to Trump in 1997
The previous model says she feels "hurt" but also feels pressured to act normally and to continue chatting with guests after the alleged attack.
Dorris says she returned to Trump's VIP box the next day, claiming Trump continued to pursue her but did not attack her again.
Other guests in the box are said to have been actor Leonardo DiCaprio and illusionist David Blaine.
Dorris says she was back in Trump's presence two days later at a memorial service for Gianni Versace, and that the fashion designer had been shot a few weeks earlier.
During her stay in New York, Trump tried to give the impression that they were a couple. Once they were pictured while signing an autograph.
Failing to comment on his ex-girlfriend's claims, Binn is the founder of luxury lifestyle magazines, including DuJour magazine.
Trump was seen at this year's US Open with his ex-wife Ivana as well as Dorris, Binn and other guests on the tennis court in Queens.
At the time of the alleged attack, Trump was 51 years old and married to his second wife, Marla Maples, whom he married in 1993 and divorced in 1999.
Dorris, who is now the mother of twin daughters, said she was considering speaking out in 2016 when numerous women accused Trump of sexual assault in the weeks leading up to the presidential election but were concerned about the harm to their family.
"Now I have the feeling that my girls are about to turn 13 and I want them to know that you won't let anyone do anything to you that you don't want," she said.
Trump denied all allegations, claiming his accusers made up their stories to harm his campaign.
At the time of the alleged attack, Trump was married to Marla Maples, the mother of Tiffany Trump (the three are pictured together in Paris in 1996).
Trump (pictured) has fiercely denied ever molesting, abusing, or behaving inappropriately Dorris
Some of the previous cases are still being challenged in court, including former apprentice candidate Summer Zervos' allegation that he kissed and fondled her twice in 2007.
Zervos is suing Trump for defamation for pointing out she lied when she came forward during the 2016 campaign.
In another case, magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll searches for Trump's DNA to support her claim that he raped her in the 1990s. He denies this.
Another of Trump's accusers, Jill Harth, sued Trump for sexual assault in 1997, long before he went into politics.
Harth dropped her harassment suit against Trump after settling a separate infringement suit. Trump denied their allegations.
Trump also denies having a friendly relationship with pornstar Stormy Daniels while married to current first lady Melania Trump.
Daniels was given $ 130,000 just before the 2016 election to keep her story quiet in a deal involving Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen.
Cohen, who was jailed for campaign funding violations, said he paid the money out of pocket and was reimbursed from Trump's camp.
In another case, Playboy model Karen McDougal received $ 150,000 from pro-Trump publisher American Media Inc to bury her story of an alleged affair with Trump, which he denies.
AMI, the owner of the National Enquirer, upheld the payment in a non-law enforcement agreement with Manhattan investigators.
Dorris & # 39; claim comes just weeks before the November 3rd election, in which Trump will fight for a second term against Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
Trump's lawyers suggest that the timing close to the election means the new claim could be politically motivated.
Dorris added that she had voted for Republicans in the past and would have come forward even if Trump had been a Democrat.
The women who accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment
JILL HARTH: Sued Trump in 1997 for sexual harassment claiming he "forcibly" brought her into a bedroom and exposed her to undesirable sexual advances in 1993. The lawsuit was dropped, but re-debated the allegations in 2016, claiming Trump ran his hands over her Rock at a 1992 dinner and separately tried to impose himself on her in his daughter Ivanka's bedroom. Trump denies their claims.
KRISTIN ANDERSON: A photographer who claimed in 2016 that Trump sexually assaulted her in a New York nightclub in the 1990s, claiming he pulled up her skirt and touched her through her underwear. Trump's then spokeswoman Hope Hicks called the accusation "false".
RACHEL CROOKS: As a former receptionist at Trump Tower, she told the New York Times in 2016 that Trump kissed me right on the mouth in 2005 when she was 22 years old. Trump's lawyers called the allegations "false and malicious".
JESSICA LEEDS: Allegedly in the same NYT story that Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand around her skirt on a flight to New York in 1980. Trump's lawyers gave the same answer, calling the allegations "false and malicious".
JESSICA DRAKE: An adult film actress who told a press conference in Los Angeles in October 2016 that Trump pressured her to have sex years earlier when they met at a golf tournament, claiming he grabbed and kissed her without permission. Trump denies this.
Three alleged victims – Rachel Crooks (left), Jessica Leeds (center) and Samantha Holvey (right) – speak at a 2017 press conference in New York City
CATHY HELLER: Claimed in 2016 that Trump tried to kiss her during a Mother's Day brunch in Mar-a-Lago in 1997, and told the Guardian that Trump grabbed me and poked my lips. Trump says that couldn't have happened.
SAMANTHA HOLVEY: A former Miss USA contestant said in 2017 that Trump walked into the locker room in 2006 while the contestants were naked and in bathrobes. She told CNN in a 2016 report that Trump "looked at us from head to toe like we were flesh, we were sexual objects." Trump denies their claims.
ALVA JOHNSON: A 2019 lawsuit alleged Trump kissed her ahead of a rally in Florida in 2016 while she was working on his presidential campaign. The White House denied the claim, saying witnesses at the Tampa rally could vouch for Trump.
NINNI LAAKSONEN: A former Miss Finland who accused Trump of fondling her in 2006 and telling the Finnish media he grabbed her while representing her country in the Miss Universe contest. Trump did not respond directly, but denied all claims that surfaced prior to the 2016 election.
NATASHA STOYNOFF: A reporter who wrote an ego piece for People magazine in 2016, claiming Trump kissed her without consent in Mar-a-Lago in December 2005. The Trump campaign said it was "fictional".
TAGGART TEMPLE: A former Miss Utah who claimed in October 2016 that Trump kissed her twice on the lips when she was 21 in 1997 when she was a Miss USA nominee. Trump denied this, saying he did not remember her, adding that he did not want to kiss strangers on the lips.
SUMMER ZERVOS: As a 2006 apprentice candidate, she claims Trump kissed and groped her twice while discussing a possible job in 2007, once in New York and once in a California hotel. After he denied the lawsuit, she sued him for defamation, demanding damages and an apology. The claim is still outstanding.
Summer Zervos leaves a courthouse in New York in 2018
KARENA VIRGINIA: As a yoga teacher, she held a press conference in 2016 where Trump came up to her, commented on her legs, and touched her chest in front of the US Open venue in 1998 when she was 27 years old. She was ashamed. Trump denies the claim.
MINDY McGILLIVRAY: In October 2016, it was alleged that Trump grabbed his buttocks in 2003 as a 23-year-old assistant to a photographer at an event in Mar-a-Lago. Trump denies their claim.
E. JEAN CARROLL: Elle's longtime columnist claimed in 2019 that Trump raped her in a Manhattan department store locker room in the mid-1990s. Two friends said they later shared the incident but decided not to report it to the police. After Trump denied it, Carroll sued her for defamation. She searches for Trump's DNA to prove her case. The case is still pending.
LISA BOYNE: A short film titled 16 Women and Donald Trump said the real estate tycoon looked under women's clothes after telling them to model over a table at a New York dinner party. Trump denied the claim.
Amy Dorris: Told the Guardian in an interview published in September 2020 that Trump sexually assaulted her in his 1997 VIP box at the US Open. Trump's lawyers denied the claim, saying there were witnesses.
In addition to these harassment claims, pornstar Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal claim to have had friendly relations with Trump in the mid-2000s when he was married to now-first lady Melania. The President denies that these relationships ever took place.
Daniels said she had sex with Trump in 2006 and claimed in a 2018 interview that Trump brought up the idea of her being a candidate on The Apprentice. She stressed that she was "not a victim".
The 41-year-old received a payment of $ 130,000 for her silence days before the 2016 presidential election.
McDougal said in a 2018 interview that her affair with Trump began in 2006 in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She said she ended the relationship in 2007 because of guilt.
She was paid $ 150,000 by American Media Inc, the editor of the Pro-Trump National Enquirer, to keep her story quiet ahead of the election.
Stormy Daniels (pictured) claims she had a friendly relationship with Trump in 2006, which he denies
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