Cathy Heller of New York told the Guardian Saturday that presidential candidate Donald Trump inappropriately kissed her at a Mother’s Day brunch at the businessman’s Mar-a-Lago resort, leaving her “angry and shaken.”
Heller said that Trump had forcefully kissed her on the lips against her will in front of her family at a mid-1990s brunch at the Palm Beach, Fla. resort.
“He took my hand, and grabbed me, and went for the lips,” she claimed.
Heller told the newspaper that she turned her head, resulting in Trump kissing the side of her mouth.
“He kept me there for a little too long,” Heller said. “And then he just walked away.”
“I was angry and shaken,” she added.
In a statement, Trump wholeheartedly denied the latest allegations — as he has with all the previous ones.
“The media has gone too far in making this false accusation,” Trump Senior Communications Advisor Jason Miller said in the statement. “There is no way that something like this would have happened in a public place on Mother’s Day at Mr. Trump’s resort. It would have been the talk of Palm Beach for the past two decades. The reality is this: for the media to wheel out a politically motivated Democratic activist with a legal dispute against this same resort owned by Mr. Trump does a disservice to the public, and anyone covering this story should be embarrassed for elevating this bogus claim.”
Last Friday, a tape emerged of Trump having a lewd conversation with former “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush, in which he bragged about kissing women without their consent and said he likes to “grab them by the pussy.”
Since Sunday’s presidential debate, when moderator Anderson Cooper backed the candidate into a yes-or-no answer on whether he had ever actually done the stuff he bragged about to Bush, numerous stories of Trump’s alleged misconduct have poured out.