New York, Oct 21: Yoga instructor Kare Virginia on Thursday accused US Republican presidential candidate Dold Trump of having initiating ippropriate sexual contact with her 18 years ago. Virginia held a press conference in New York along with her attorney, Gloria Allred, who a week ago represented another of the 10 women who have come forward with similar claims against Trump, EFE news reported. The yoga instructor, who did not reveal very persol details about herself or her encounter with Trump, broke down in tears several times as she publicly recalled her encounter with the real estate business magte in 1998, while she was waiting for a car to pick her up from the US Open tennis tourment.
“I knew who he was, but I had never met him. He was with a few other men. I was quite surprised when I overheard him talking to the other men about me. He said, ‘Hey, look at this one, we haven’t seen her before. Look at those legs.’ As though I was an object, rather than a person,” she said. She said that Trump then walked over to her, grabbed her by the arm and touched the inside of her breast.
“I was in shock. I flinched. ‘Don’t you know who I am? Don’t you know who I am?’ That’s what he said to me,” EFE news quoted her as saying.
Virginia said that she kept the incident to herself because she felt ashamed of what had happened, adding that her interaction with Trump had emotiol and psychological repercussions for her. She said, amid tears, that for years afterwards she felt like she was responsible for the incident because at the time she had been wearing a short dress and high heels. However, she said she had decided to come forward as a show of support for the other women who have also accused Trump of sexual harassment. (IANS)