Kristin Anderson, New Trump Accuser: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know
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Kristin Anderson, New Trump Accuser: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

Kristin Anderson on Friday became the latest in a growing list of women who have come forward to accuse Donald Trump of inappropriately touching them or groping them in a sexual way without their consent. She spoke to The Washington Post for an article published on the Post web site early Friday afternoon.

The article was accompanied by a video interview with Anderson, which may be viewed above courtesy of The Washington Post.

Here’s what you need to know about Anderson and her accusation against Trump.


1. She Says Trump Reached Up Her Skirt and ‘Did Touch My Vagina’

In the above video interview, Anderson recounts an incident at New York City nightclub in the “early 1990s” in which Trump suddenly sat next to her on a couch and slipped his hand up her skirt between her legs — without saying anything. In fact, Anderson told the Post she didn’t even notice the man sitting next to her until she felt his hand on the area of her vagina.

Now 46 years old, Anderson would have been about 22 at the time, if indeed the incident took place in 1992 as she recalled. Trump would have been 46.

She believes that the incident took place on a distinctive red velvet couch at The China Club at Broadway and 75th Street in Manhattan, a club described by New York newspaper Newsday as “Donald’s Monday-night nest,” a nightspot where the real estate tycoon, who had recently been divorced from his first wife Ivana Trump, was known to hang out looking to hit on women.

Anderson recalled that she and her friends were “grossed out” by the incident, but ultimately chose to ignore it, saying, “Okay, Donald is gross. We all know he’s gross. Let’s just move on.”


2. Trump Denies Anderson’s Allegation


Hoep Hicks, a spokesperson for Trump, called Anderson’s story “ridiculous.”

“Mr. Trump strongly denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity. It is totally ridiculous,” Hicks told Post reporter Karen Tumulty in an emailed denial.

According to the Post article, Anderson did not seek out the media to tell her story, but was contacted by a Post reporter who had heard of the incident second-hand. Anderson then waited several days as she “agonized” over whether to go public.

Her recollections of the details beyond Trump’s grab of her genital area are hazy. She said she does not recall the group of friends she was with, and it was only through research that her memory was jogged about the actual nightclub — The China Club — where the groping took place.


3. She Recognized Trump by His Eyebrows

Anderson said that after pushing the man’s away from her crotch, she stood up from the couch to get away from him — and recognized that the man who groped her was Donald Trump.

“He was so distinctive looking — with the hair and the eyebrows,” she told Tumulty. “I mean, nobody else has those eyebrows.”



4. She is Now a Wedding Photographer in Southern California

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Kristin Anderson (Kristin Anderson Facebook)


According to her Facebook page and her business web site, Anderson — who was trying to break into the fashion business as a model when the Trump groping incident took place — Anderson is “has been in the image making industry for over 20 years. Her past endeavors include working as a make up artist, manicurist, model, actress, retoucher, photo assistant and digital tech. She picked up the camera to get the perfect beauty shot and never looked back.”

In addition to weddings, she also practices commercial photography.

She told the Post that she supports neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton for president, a claim that would seem to be supported by a Facebook post she made on July 19.

“I don’t know enough about politics to post anything in that arena,” she wrote. “All I know is that it has become a choice between bad and bad. Which is really no choice at all. They have us all right where they want us. Sheep, with no choice at all. Eating the food they give us drinking the water they give us and making us pay for it. Its all pretty bad.”


5. Anderson Becomes the Eighth Woman to Publicly Accuse Trump

During the second presidential debate last Sunday, Trump flatly denied ever touching or groping women in the unsolicited and assaultive fashion he described in a candid conversation with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush in a 2005 tape released last week.

Since that denial in front of a national audience, a series of women have gone public with stories of their encounters with Trump — encounters in which he is variously described as kissing them on the mouth against their will, fondling their breasts in unsolicited fashion or, in the latest accusation, placing his hand on a woman’s genital area without consent.

In addition to the women now saying that Trump sexually assaulted them, several others say that Trump, who owned the Miss Universe beauty pageant and other pageants, made practice of walking in on beauty contestants while they were changing, in order to see them naked.

The online political site Vox.com assembled a graphic of all 14 women who have so far come forward with claims of groping or similar improprieties against Trump. See that graphic at this link.

In the Access Hollywood video, Trump bragged that he could “grab (women) by the p——y,” with no consequences because he was “a star.” He seemed to be describing actions like those Anderson alleges he took against her.

“It wasn’t a sexual come-on. I don’t know why he did it. It was like just to prove that he could do it, and nothing would happen,” Anderson told the Post. “There was zero conversation. We didn’t even really look at each other. It was very random, very nonchalant on his part.”

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psi2015

Where were these women years ago when Trump was on TV with billions of dollars to get legal settlements from? Where are the case files? Where are the payoffs? OH! Those are only with BILL CLINTON and his muscle, HILLARY.

Brian

Nobody seems to recollect specifics when they are asked about the incidents. And NATURALLY they are all coming out before elections.

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