3 women say Trump touched them inappropriately; 1 from Ohio

Rachel Crooks of Tiffin, Ohio, told the New York Times of her 2005 incident at Trump Tower.

(Saul Loeb/Pool via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) – The New York Times published interviews early Wednesday night with two women who say they were touched inappropriately by Donald Trump without their permission. A few hours later, the Palm Beach Post reported that a third woman said Trump groped her rear end at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

The Times says Jessica Leeds of New York told the newspaper she encountered Trump on an airline flight three decades ago. Leeds says Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt.

Rachel Crooks of Tiffin, Ohio, told the newspaper she met Trump at Trump Tower in 2005. Crooks says Trump kissed her “directly on the mouth” against her will.

The Times reports both women told others about what happened with Trump.

Trump denies the accusations. He tells the Times, “None of this ever took place.”

Mindy McGillivray, 36, told the Post that her incident with Trump occurred at the Mar-a-Lago Florida resort in 2003 when she was there accompanying a photographer friend who was shooting a Ray Charles concert. Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told the Post “there is no truth” to the third allegation.

Trump’s presidential campaign has been reeling since the release Friday of a 2005 videotape in which he is heard talking about grabbing women’s genitals.

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