Friend of Trump accuser backs up allegation
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A friend of former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, one of the women accusing Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE of groping her in the past, came forward on Sunday to corroborate her story.


At a press conference in Los Angeles, Gloria Allred, the high-profile sexual harassment attorney assisting Zervos, appeared alongside Ann Russo, who said Zervos had told her about the encounter after it allegedly happened in 2007.

“At this time, she confided in me that after her appearance on ‘The Apprentice’ she met with Mr. Trump to explore job opportunities,” Russo said. “Summer told me that he was verbally, physically and sexually aggressive with her and that she rebuffed his advancements.”

Russo said Zervos said she felt conflicted and betrayed by Trump’s behavior.

Trump denied the allegation last week after Zervos came forward in another press conference with Allred.

The Trump campaign then released a statement from Zervos’s cousin, John Barry, who said she had always spoken fondly of Trump and that he thinks Zervos “wishes she could still be on reality TV.”

Allred on Sunday responded to Barry, suggesting he harbors “ill will” toward Zervos and her close relatives.