New Accuser Tearfully Alleges Trump Assaulted Her at U.S. Open: He Said, 'Don't You Know Who I Am?'
Less than 24 hours after the third and final presidential debate, a new woman has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault.
Karena Virginia tearfully shared her story during a press conference in N.Y.C. Thursday while sitting next to her attorney, Gloria Allred.
Virginia’s voice broke as she alleged that Trump touched her inappropriately at the U.S. Open in 1998, after he spoke of her like an “object” in front of several other men.
“He said, ‘hey, look at this one. We haven’t seen this one before. Look at those legs’ as if I was an object rather than a person,” she said.
Virginia said Trump then approached her and “his hand touched the right side of my breast.”
“I was in shock,” she said, then recalled Trump’s alleged words to her: ” ‘Don’t you know who I am? Don’t you know who I am?’ That’s what he said to me.”
Virginia, a yoga instructor and lifestyle expert, also addressed Trump in a Facebook entry dated Oct. 8.
“I have spent time with Donald Trump. I have also spent moments with his wife. I have also been hit on by Donald Trump in a way that I do not want to write about on social media. I have seen the sadness in his wife’s eyes looking directly into mine on quiet evenings at a private golf course with her son’s innocence gazing over,” she wrote.
A Trump spokeswoman released a statement Thursday afternoon, dismissing this as the latest in a series of “fictional stories.”
“Discredited political operative Gloria Allred, in another coordinated, publicity seeking attack with the Clinton campaign, will stop at nothing to smear Mr. Trump. Give me a break. Voters are tired of these circus-like antics and reject these fictional stories and the clear efforts to benefit Hillary Clinton,” the statement read.
Virginia is the latest in a string of women who have accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances.
During Wednesday night’s presidential debate, the GOP nominee once again denied all allegations against him, and even hinted that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, was responsible for allegations he attacked women.
“Nobody has more respect for women than I do,” he said. “Those stories have been largely debunked. All fiction.”
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Moderator Chris Wallace pressed Trump about the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him — which only arose after 2005 video footage surfaced Oct. 7, showing Trump boasting on a live mic about how he forces kisses on women and gropes them without their permission. His accusers include former PEOPLE writer Natasha Stoynoff.
“I don’t know those people,” Trump told Wallace Wednesday night.
“Those stories are all totally false. I didn’t even apologize to my wife, who’s sitting right here, because I did nothing wrong.”
Despite Trump’s denial, PEOPLE stands by Stoynoff’s account of how Trump shoved her against a wall and forcibly kissed her while she was on assignment for the magazine in 2005. Six people have come forward on the record to publicly corroborate her allegations.
Last Friday, Allred also held a press conference for former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos, who claimed the mogul aggressively came on to her multiple times after she was “fired” from the show in 2007. Trump forcefully denied Zervos’ claim.
• Reporting by ROSE MINUTAGLIO