People Magazine Writer: Trump 'Forced His Tongue Down My Throat'
A writer has come forward to break her silence about the day she was physically attacked by Donald Trump while interviewing him at his Mar-A-Lago estate.
In a story for People magazine, Natasha Stoynoff, who wrote about Trump a number of times while she worked for the magazine, reveals she was at the Florida home in 2005 to do a story about the first anniversary of his marriage to wife Melania.
She said that while a pregnant Melania went to change into a new outfit, Trump said he wanted to show her another room in the home.
“Within seconds, he was forcing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat,” she said.
“It takes a lot to push me. But Trump is much bigger — a looming figure — and he was fast, taking me by surprise and throwing me off balance. I was stunned. And I was grateful when Trump’s longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself,” she said. “
The butler informed us that Melania would be down momentarily, and it was time to resume the interview.”
She said Trump acted as if nothing happened, and before Melania returned, he leaned in and reportedly said, "You know we're going to have an affair, don't you?"
He turned to doting-husband mode the minute Melania returned.
Stoynoff stopped reporting on the Trumps, and when she ran into Melania a few months later, she said Melania asked her, “Natasha, why don’t we see you anymore?” giving her a hug.
Donald Trump is facing an avalanche of new accusations from other women who are coming forward to claim he kissed and fondled them.
Six women went public on Thursday with stories that echo what Trump himself said in that notorious hot mic video: “I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet.”
Businesswoman Jessica Leeds told The New York Times, “He was like an octopus. It was like he had six arms! He was all over the place.”
She said that Trump groped her on a plane after she was bumped up to first class and found herself sitting next to him. The incident happened more than 30 years ago, when she was in her 30s.
Rachel Crooks told The New York Times she was a young receptionist straight out of college when she met Trump waiting for an elevator at Trump Tower.
Suddenly, "he kissed me directly on the mouth. It was so inappropriate. I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that,” she said.
Casandra Searles, who was Miss Washington in 2013, claims in a Facebook post that Trump propositioned her at the Miss USA Pageant.
She claims: "He continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room."
Another accuser, 36-year-old photographer's assistant, Mindy McGillivray, says Trump groped her at Mar-a-Lago.
"All of a sudden I felt a grab, a little nudge. I turn around and there's Donald. It was pretty close to the center of my butt. I was startled. I jumped,'' she told the Palm Beach Post.
Also coming forward is former Miss Utah, Temple Taggart, who told the Today show that Trump acted inappropriately during the Miss USA rehearsals in 1997.
“He turned to me, embraced me, and gave me a kiss me on the lips. I remember being shocked,” she said.
The Trump campaign is denying each of the allegations and is threatening to sue The New York Times.
"For The New York Times, to launch a completely false coordinated character assassination against Mr. Trump on a topic like this is dangerous. To reach back decades in an attempt to smear Mr. Trump trivializes sexual assault and sets a new low." a statement said.
At a press conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, Trump called the allegations from the women “totally and absolutely false…They’re fabricated. They’re total lies.”
"These events never, ever happened. And the people who said them know that. You study these people and you’ll understand that,” he said.
“They’re horrible people, they’re horrible, horrible liars,” he said.