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Shark Tank Star Says Donald Trump Once Commented on Her Breasts in a Business Meeting: 'I Was Shocked'

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Shark Tank entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran is coming forward to join the many woman who allege Donald Trump has made inappropriate comments about their bodies.

In an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett on Thursday, the 67-year-old real estate mogul shared that the Republican presidential candidate, 70, once compared her breast size to that of his second wife, Marla Maples, during a business meeting.

“I’ve never been in a room with him alone except on one occasion. I was pregnant with my first child at the time, and so was his second wife,” Corcoran said. “He compared my breast size to his wife by putting his hands in the air. I was in a business meeting! I was shocked.”

Corcoran also revealed that she “very much” believes the sexual assault claims recently made against Trump.

“I just think it’s preposterous that he’s claiming he has done nothing like that,” she said. “I mean, he has been that way. Always.”

Though Corcoran says her incident is tame compared to other sexual assault allegations and lewd comments levied against the businessman, she said things could have been different if she was at a different stage in her career.

“I did think afterward, ‘How would I have felt if I had been a young woman, not a successful businesswoman, and been in a situation like that?’ I would have felt very compromised,” she said.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

At least 11 women have publicly accused Trump of sexual misconduct after the Oct. 7 release of an Access Hollywood tape where he can be heard bragging about grabbing women by the genitals and kissing them without their permission. The GOP nominee dismissed the conversation as “locker room talk” during the second presidential debate, prompting many women to come forward — including a former PEOPLE reporter.

Daughter Ivanka Trump and wife Melania Trump have both called Trump’s comments on the tape offensive but said they had accepted his apology for them.

In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, the wife of the businessman said that then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, who officially parted ways with the Today show as a result of the leaked tape, “egged on” her husband to make “inappropriate” comments about women.

Melania questioned whether her husband and Bush “even knew that the mic was on” and chalked their conversation up to “boy talk.”