Former 'Apprentice' contestant accuses Trump of unwanted sexual contact

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

A former contestant on "The Apprentice" says Donald Trump made unwanted sexual contact with her at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2007.

Summer Zervos appeared at a news conference Friday with attorney Gloria Allred. Zervos is among several women who have made sexual allegations against the Republican nominee. He has strenuously denied them.

Zervos was a contestant on Trump's show in 2006. She said she later contacted Trump sbout a job.

Zervos said after their initial meeting, Trump kissed her on the lips and asked for her phone number.

She said weeks later, Trump invited her to meet him at a hotel. Zervos says during that meeting, Trump became sexually aggressive, kissing her open-mouthed and touching her breasts.

Zervos says she rejected Trump's advances and he began talking as if it were a job interview. She said she was offered a low-paying job at a Trump-owned golf course.

Allred says her client told her parents and others about the incident shortly after it occurred.

In a statement late Friday, Trump denied Zervos' allegations.

"I vaguely remember Ms. Zervos as one of the many contestants on The Apprentice over the years," he said. "To be clear, I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago. That is not who I am as a person, and it is not how I’ve conducted my life. In fact, Ms. Zervos continued to contact me for help, emailing my office on April 14th of this year asking that I visit her restaurant in California."

He also accused the media of "creating a theater of absurdity that threatens to tear our democratic process apart and poison the minds of the American public."

The Washington Post reported Friday that another woman claims Trump reached up her skirt and groped her at a club in the early 1990s.

Kristin Anderson told the Post the incident lasted about 30 seconds. She said Trump put his hand up her thigh while she was talking to a friend on a couch in a nightclub.

Afterward, she thought, “Okay, Donald is gross. We all know he’s gross. Let’s just move on.”

According to the Post, a friend of Anderson confirmed that she told her about the incident at the time.

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks called the allegation "ridiculous," telling the Post in a statement that Anderson is just seeking free publicity. She also claimed Trump would never have been alone in a nightclub in the 1990s and questioned the timing of Anderson coming forward.

A Post reporter approached Anderson after hearing of her story from someone else and she spent several days debating whether to go public.

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