The latest woman to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct will come forward on Thursday morning, according to a statement from attorney Gloria Allred, who issued the announcement less than 15 minutes after Wednesday night’s third and final presidential debate.
The woman, whose name was not yet revealed, was set to hold a press conference with Allred on Thursday morning at Manhattan, New York’s London Hotel. The presser was scheduled for 11 a.m. Eastern Time, 8 a.m. Pacific.
During the Wednesday debate, Trump addressed the accusations against him from nine women who came forward just since the second debate on October 9, to accuse him of groping, kissing or touching them in a sexual manner without their consent.
Trump dismissed the allegations as “all lies, all fiction” and accused the women of being put up to the accusations by the Hillary Clinton campaign, as seen in the video excerpt from the debate, below.
“I didn’t know any of these women,” Trump said. “I didn’t see these women.”
One of the women whom Trump claimed not to know, Allred client Summer Zervos, was a contestant on Trump’s former NBC reality TV show The Apprentice. She accused Trump of forcibly kissing her on the lips and also saying that he “thrust his genitals” against her.
In earlier campaign appearances, Trump has also denied the accusations and attacked the women who have come forward, calling them “horrible, horrible liars” and claiming he had never met any of them.
Trump’s derogatory statements towards women and the sexual misconduct allegations against appear to be a key factor in deciding the election, which may see the largest gender gap since 1952, according to statistician Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight.com
In recent polls, Clinton is defeating Trump by about 20 percentage points among women, while among male voters, Trump holds a slim lead, Enten reported.
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