Three women who have accused President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE of sexual misconduct shared their stories in detail on Monday, with one accuser saying they decided to "try again" given the recent wave of women and men who have shared stories of sexual harassment in recent months. 

“We’re private citizens, and for us to put ourselves out there to try and show America who this man is, and especially how he views women, and for them to say, ‘meh, we don’t care,’ it hurt,” Samantha Holvey said on “Megyn Kelly Today.

“And so now it’s just like all right, let’s try round two. The environment’s different, let’s try again,” she added. 

Holvey competed in the 2006 Miss USA contest, and claims Trump walked into the dressing area.


Holvey was joined Monday by Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks, who also came forward last year to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct.

Their appearance follows a wave of sexual misconduct allegations that have led to the firing or resignation of prominent politicians and celebrities, including Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenElection Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls #MeToo era shows there's almost never only one accuser, says Hill.TV's Krystal Ball Hypocrisy in Kavanaugh case enough to set off alarms in DC MORE (D-Minn.), Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersConservative activist disrupts campaign event for Muslim candidates Michigan Dems elect state's first all-female statewide ticket for midterms Record numbers of women nominated for governor, Congress MORE Jr. (D-Mich.), Rep. Trent FranksHarold (Trent) Trent FranksFreedom Caucus members see openings in leadership AP Analysis: 25 state lawmakers running in 2018 have been accused of sexual misconduct Jordan weathering political storm, but headwinds remain MORE (R-Ariz.), NBC host Matt Lauer and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

In total, roughly a dozen women came forward during the 2016 presidential campaign and accused Trump of sexual misconduct. Trump was also recorded on a 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape bragging about groping women.

The White House has said its official position is that the women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct are lying.

Kelly read a new White House statement on air, which said the claims were “totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts,” and “were addressed at length during last year’s campaign.”

“The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes and the publicity tour that has begun only further confirms the political motives behind them,” the White House said.

Crooks responded by calling the statement “laughable,” and said she’d like to see surveillance footage from Trump Tower be made public.

Crooks said she worked at Trump Tower when she was 22, and alleges that when she introduced herself to Trump, he held onto her hand and repeatedly kissed her.

“It happened so fast, I guess, and I wish I would’ve been courageous enough to be like ‘what’s going on and you need to stop this,’” she said.

Leeds, who alleged Trump groped her while the two were on an airplane more than 30 years ago, urged other women who have been harassed to come forward.

The three women appeared on NBC one day after United Nations Ambassador Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyNikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story Nikki Haley on Kavanaugh firestorm: 'It turns my stomach' Melania Trump's spokeswoman gets Hatch Act warning for #MAGA tweet MORE said Trump's accusers "should be heard."