Former model Amy Dorris has accused Donald Trump of sexual assault. The 48-year-old mother of twin daughters said she wanted to open up about her experience in 2016 when several other women made similar accusations against the president but remained mum for the sake of her family.
Amy Dorris has accused US President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her at the US Open tennis tournament nearly two decades ago. The former model was 24 at the time of the alleged incident.
In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, Dorris said Trump “just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off.” She goes on to say that Trump’s grip became tighter and his hands were very gropey and he ran them all over her butt, breasts, back, and everything.
According to Dorris, the incident took place in 1997, when Trump boldly approached her outside the bathroom in his VIP box at the tournament in New York. “I was in his grip, and I couldn’t get out of it,” Dorris said.
“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, adds Amy,” she added. Trump’s lawyers have denied these allegations.
Dorris said she wanted to come forward in 2016, along with several other women who made similar accusations against Trump but decided to remain mum for the sake of her family. She said now that her daughters have grown up, she wants to set an example for them.
“Now I feel like my girls are about to turn 13 years old and I want them to know that you don’t let anybody do anything to you that you don’t want,” She said. Dorris said she would rather be a role model, adding that she wants them to see that she didn’t stay quiet, and she stood up to somebody who did something that wasn’t acceptable.