Kristin Anderson, a 46-year-old photographer, who lives in California, has come out and accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. Anderson said that in 1992, she was in a New York nightclub talking and drinking with a few friends when the alleged assault occurred. She believes she was at The China Club that night.
She stated that Mr. Trump, who was sitting nearby, turned and put his hand under her dress. He allegedly touched her vagina through her underwear. Anderson said she was shocked and rapidly moved away for her alleged sexual assaulter.
Anderson said she never reported the incident to employees of the club or the police because she assumed that they would call her crazy and take the words of the powerful billionaire over hers. However, she shared the incident with several friends.
A pal of Anderson, who saw the 2005 Access Hollywood video where Trump was talking about touching women’s genitals with Billy Bush, contacted The Washington Post. The publication reached out to Anderson to share her story, and she took a few days to think about it and eventually accepted to do an interview.
She later appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper. During this interview, she shared more details about the alleged sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of Trump. Anderson explained:
“He just stuck his hand up my skirt. We just went off the rest of our night. I pushed him off and I moved away and I sort of didn’t ponder it for that long … He’s (denying it) and there are a ton of women saying yes, and more will come out.”
Cooper asked if she viewed it as an assault, she said:
“No, I didn’t think of it that way, no. But assault in my mind meant something else. Hitting is assault. I was very unaware of mental abuse, manipulation, bullying, that is just straight-up bullying.”
“Here’s a man who thinks he can do whatever he wants. And deny it. And get away with it.”
Via a spokesperson, Trump has denied the allegations:
“Mr. Trump strongly denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity. It is totally ridiculous.”
In July, she took to Facebook where she made clear that she was not voting for Hillary Clinton or Trump. There has been a total of 11 women, who have accused Trump of sexual assault.