Another woman – the 26th – has accused Donald Trump of sexual assault

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The last time anyone counted, 25 women had gone on the record to speak about how Donald Trump had sexually assaulted them, harassed them or raped them. Because “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.” And when those women have come forward to say yes, he actually grabbed them, yes, he actually forced himself on them, that’s when Trump usually says that the women he assaulted aren’t attractive enough to be assaulted. There will be a reckoning. The reckoning will happen beyond the ballot too. Anyway, now there are 26 women. A 26th woman has come forward to tell her story of being assaulted by Trump at the 1997 US Open.

A former model has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her at the US Open tennis tournament more than two decades ago, in an alleged incident that left her feeling “sick” and “violated”. In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, Amy Dorris alleged that Trump accosted her outside the bathroom in his VIP box at the tournament in New York on 5 September 1997. Dorris, who was 24 at the time, accuses Trump of forcing his tongue down her throat, assaulting her all over her body and holding her in a grip she was unable to escape from.

“He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off. And then that’s when his grip became tighter and his hands were very gropey and all over my butt, my breasts, my back, everything. I was in his grip, and I couldn’t get out of it,” she said, adding: “I don’t know what you call that when you’re sticking your tongue just down someone’s throat. But I pushed it out with my teeth. I was pushing it. And I think I might have hurt his tongue.”

Via his lawyers, Trump denied in the strongest possible terms having ever harassed, abused or behaved improperly toward Dorris.

[From The Guardian]

The Guardian piece isn’t paywalled, you can read the full interview. The paper spoke to the people Dorris told at the time, including her therapist. She considered coming forward in 2016, but she worried speaking out would do harm to her family, which is a reasonable fear – all Trump would have to do is tweet her name and dozens of Deplorables would have harassed her day and night. She says she’s come forward now because she wants to be a role model for her daughters and she wants to show them how to stand up for themselves if something like this ever happens to them.

In the full Guardian piece, she describes how Trump got her alone – he waited until she left the private suite at the US Open – she went to the bathroom to fix her contacts, and he was waiting for her when she exited. That’s when he forced himself on her. Her story is very similar to People Magazine reporter Natasha Stoynoff’s story. And several other stories, actually. That was one of his M.O.s.

Here are some photos of Trump at the US Open over the years. True story: Trump has always been a big tennis fan and he used to be a regular every year at the US Open. The last time Trump attended the US Open was in 2015, during the quarterfinal match between Serena Williams and Venus Williams (he’s a bigly Serena fan). When he made it to the big screen, the crowd booed him. He didn’t come back that year, or ever.

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  1. Digital Unicorn says:

    I believe her and I hope she and the others get justice.

    This will not matter to the MAGATs – they are too far gone. All they care about is him ‘owning the libs’ and pandering to white supremacist delusions.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Exactly. Even if they thought there was a scintilla of truth in these accusations – accusations, not allegations, because I believe his victims – his MAGAtt acolytes will blame the woman: she dressed in provocatively, she flirted with him, she asked for it, she teased him, she’s a wore, she has no business complaining etc. etc. I won’t make a blind bit of difference to his election prospects. I’m willing to bet that most people who will go out to vote any know who they’ll be voting for.
      On “QandA” (in Australia) on Monday night, the panel – we don’t know who is on the panel yet, but there’s bound to be at least one expert in US politics – will discuss what another 4 years of this moron as president will look like fr America, amd indeed, the world. It should be really good, as they have great people on the panels.

  2. grabbyhands says:

    I salute her bravery because putting herself out there doesn’t just invite harassment from MAGATs, it is downright dangerous to publicly challenge the big orange splot when he is actively encouraging the most unhinged of his cult worshippers to be violent with anyone who does so.

    • Chanteloup says:

      Like all the other violent unhinged despotic dictators he so worships.
      What our nation has sunk to as a result of him being in power is sickening.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      This is true. They are very brave to come forward.
      The sad thing is, his racist, violent, despicable followers still consider themselves Christians because there are churches who support Trump (because $$$) who will sanction hatred and violence so long as it’s in the churches’ business interests. This turd of a country is circling the drain, and it only needs a wad of toilet paper (like Trump being re-elected) thrown on top of it to go down.

  3. Lizzieb says:

    I hope he is charged and tried for these. He is a predator.

  4. KellyRyan says:

    I keep thinking of Weinstein who bullied, intimidated and paid his way out and is now in prison. I don’t want Trump to die. I do want him to be arrested, convicted and serve time in prison. I wonder how many more women who are concerned for their safety and will not speak out.

    • Bettyrose says:

      I want him in the Supermax. Isolated, no audience, for the rest of his days. But maybe there could be a live feed? Just a few minutes a day to see him pacing in his cell.

    • Chanteloup says:

      Hopefully the tide will turn, his protectors will jump ship like the rabid rats they are and leave him powerless, and just as ya’ll describe – With all of them reaping the same.

  5. Veronica S. says:

    I admire her courage, but it disheartens me to know it won’t matter. The pain is part of the point, you see. They’re glad to “own the libs” and watch people suffer. They want women and minorities in “their place.” They don’t care that their virus plan basically boiled down to “let it rip through the big, blue cities and kill people.”

    Which is why if he gets back in, some of these states should be asking themselves a very serious question – can you remain in a union with people like that?

  6. Bettyrose says:

    This treasonous, murderous, rapist MF!

    • Chanteloup says:

      I applaud you for your self-restraint in stopping at 3 adjectives and one noun.
      He’s indescribably evil. [heartbreak emoji]

  7. Murphy says:

    aw Kim Porter RIP <3

  8. Juxtapoze says:

    Did anyone notice how quickly this story got buried underneath other news stories yesterday? The fact that Trump has been accused of sexual assault AGAIN is no longer front page news. Let that F’d up fact sink in. How many times does he need to be accused of sexual assault before Trump cultist believe the victims?!? It’s sickening. Especially to us abuse survivors who knew he was a predator from the start.

    • Chanteloup says:

      IKR? It makes me sick. I want to write like a thousand comments so this gets pushed to the top of the new cycle but I don’t think that’s how this works.
      I want him to pay for all the hurt he’s caused so many, many, many, many people.
      There is no bottom to his evil, nor what his supporters will back.
      It really does make me feel ill.

    • E.D. says:

      I’m afraid the media are making all the same mistakes they did during the last election.
      On to the next story immediately.
      (Sigh) – It really seems to be true that nothing seems to stick to ‘Teflon-Don’ and I simply can no longer comprehend it.

  9. Milkweed says:

    I believe her and I’m sorry he did that to her. He’s a monster.

    • Chanteloup says:

      My heart breaks for her and all his other victims – You know there are more than 25 other sexual assault victims. In addition to all the suffering he has caused in every way.
      There is no punishment equal to his crimes.

  10. Thirtynine says:

    I guess I don’t understand how someone is accused but not arrested? Then taken to trial if there is enough evidence? I don’t understand why nothing happens.