A former girlfriend of Donald Trump has jumped to his defense after explosive new allegations that he groped several women.
Allison Giannini, who dated Trump back in 1997, told Inside Edition, "It's just hard for me to believe that he would actually be that person who would grope somebody."
The two got together not long after he separated from his second wife, Marla Maples.
At the time, Giannini was 27 years old and a model who graced the pages of Elle magazine.
Asked whether Trump ever did or say anything considered demeaning toward women, she said: "He didn't as much as lay a finger on me. I mean, after three dates, he pecked me on the cheek goodnight and was the perfect, perfect gentleman."
She said she was shocked by the now-infamous 2005 hot-mic tape that has rocked the real estate mogul's presidential campaign, but thinks too much is being made of it.
"The whole conversation should have never taken place, but at least he apologized for it," she said.
"I see 'locker room talk' as pretty much what he said," she added.
Meanwhile, Days Of Our Lives actress Arianne Zucker — the subject of those leers by Trump and Billy Bush, is speaking out.
Zucker told the Today show, “They are offensive comments for women, period.”
She said she was only doing her job when Trump got off the bus to make a guest appearance on the show.
Asked if she accepts his apology, she paused, saying, “that was an interesting apology.”
Meanwhile, first lady Michelle Obama spoke with emotion about the taped remarks at a rally in New Hampshire on Thursday.
"This is disgraceful. It is intolerable. And it doesn't matter what party you belong to. No woman deserves to be treated this way," she said in an impassioned speech.