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Four women claim Trump touched them inappropriately, reports say

Comments made to 10-year-old girl also resurface
Posted: 4:03 PM, Oct 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-12 20:40:16-04
Four women claim Trump touched them inappropriately, reports say

Four women have told multiple media outlets that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump inappropriately touched them in the past. 

The allegations came just moments before CBS News released footage from a Entertainment Tonight feature in which Trump made questionable remarks to a group of 10-year-old girls.

One woman, Jessica Leeds, told the Times that Trump groped her breasts and put his hand up her skirt after the two met by chance on an airplane in the 1980s.

After the incident, Leeds moved from her first class seat to the back of the plane.

"It was an assault," she told the Times.

A second woman, Rachel Cooks, told the Times that Trump kissed her “directly on the mouth” after she introduced herself to him at Trump Tower in 2005.

Cooks said that after shaking Trump's hand, he failed to let go and then kissed her cheeks and mouth.

"It was so inappropriate," Cooks said to the Times. "I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that."

A third woman, Mindy McGillivray, tells the Palm Beach Post that she was at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in 2003 at a Ray Charles concert. She says Trump grabbed her buttocks backstage after the concert had ended.

Finally, a Miss USA contestant claims that Trump "continually" grabbed her buttocks and invited her back to his hotel room in 2013. According to Yahoo , Cassandra Searles — the 2013 Miss Washington — wrote a detailed Facebook post, describing Trump's treatment of the contestants. She then commented on her original post, making the allegation that he groped her, according to KING-TV .

In addition, CBS News released a video from a 1992 Entertainment Tonight Christmas special in which Trump made questionable comments to young girls at Trump Tower.

In the video, Trump asks one girl if she's going up the elevator. He then says "I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?"

Trump denied the New York Times claims on Tuesday night, telling a reporter “None of this ever took place.” He also called the Times reporter a “disgusting human being.”

The allegations come just days after a 2005 leaked video caught Trump making lewd remarks and bragging about sexual assault off camera during an appearance on Access Hollywood. A number of GOP senators and congressman withdrew their support from Trump after video was made public on Friday.

Trump campaign senior communications advisor Jason Miller released the following statement in response to the New York Times story:

"This entire article is fiction, and 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 it sets a new low for where the media is willing to go in its efforts to determine this election.

It is absurd to think that one of the most recognizable business leaders on the planet with a strong record of empowering women in his companies would do the things alleged in this story, and for this only to become public decades later in the final month of a campaign for the president should say it all.

Further, the Times story buries the pro-Clinton financial and social media activity on behalf of Hillary Clinton's candidacy, reinforcing that this is truly nothing more than a political attack. This is a sad day for the Times."

Senior advisor to the Trump campaign AJ Delgado also denied the accusations, saying on an appearance on MSNBC that "any credible woman would have come forward already,"

CNN reports that Trump also threatened to sue the New York Times if they published their story, and also sent a legal letter to the paper on Wednesday.

Listen to Leeds tell her story to the New York Times below.