New Victim Comes Forward With Sexual Assault Allegations Against Donald Trump; Insider Says US Open Was ‘Trump’s Hunting Grounds’
President Donald Trump has been accused by yet another woman of sexually assaulting her. Amy Dorris says that she joined her boyfriend, Jason Binn, and his friend, Donald Trump, in a private box at the U.S. Open. When she went to the bathroom, she says, Trump accosted her, shoving his tongue down her throat and groping her while she tried to fight him off. Noel Casler, who worked with Trump on Celebrity Apprentice, says that the U.S. Open was “Trump’s hunting grounds,” and his comments suggest that more victims could come forward.
Amy Dorris isn’t the first woman to allege that Donald Trump assaulted her at the U.S. Open. Huff Post‘s running list of the president’s accusers, numbering more than two dozen, also includes Karena Virginia, who said that when she was leaving the U.S. Open in 1998, Trump approached her with a group of other men, said, “Look at those legs,” and touched her right breast, saying, “Don’t you know who I am?” when she didn’t welcome the attack.
Now in a new report by The Guardian Amy Dorris comes forward to share her story.
He came on very strong right away. It seemed typical of a certain guy, people who just feel like they’re entitled to do what they want … even though I was there with my boyfriend.
On the Access Hollywood tapes released publicly during Trump’s first presidential campaign, Trump can be heard declaring that when he encounters beautiful women, “I don’t even wait.” He boasted that he starts kissing, and grabs and gropes women, and that he can do that because he’s a star.
It’s very much what Dorris says he did to her.
He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off. And then that’s when his grip became tighter and his hands were very gropey and all over my butt, my breasts, my back, everything…I don’t know what you call that when you’re sticking your tongue just down someone’s throat. But I pushed it out with my teeth. I was pushing it. And I think I might have hurt his tongue.
Attorneys for Trump deny this happened, but the Guardian was able to corroborate parts of the story with others, including friends that Dorris told at the time, a therapist, and Dorris’ mother, who recalls receiving a phone call from her daughter detailing the assault at the time.
Trump’s attorneys suggest that this couldn’t have happened because the layout of the box means that there would be witnesses. Noel Casler partially supports this — but rather than affirming that the risk of witness means that Trump is innocent, he believes that witnesses — mostly other young women — did see Trump assault victims in his VIP Box.
FYI, the VIP boxes in Arthur Ashe Stadium do have an attendant who stays in the kitchen area and helps with drinks and snacks. Usually a young woman, so someone did see what Trump did to these ladies. @realDonaldTrump
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) September 17, 2020
He says that the bathroom would be a prime location, though, and that’s where Dorris says she was assaulted. She says she went to moisten a contact lens, and when she came out, Trump was waiting. She says that she told him to get away, but that he wouldn’t stop.
She provided The Guardian with numerous photos from the visit, depicting her sitting between Trump and her boyfriend, Jason Binn; in the elevator at Trump Tower with Binn, Trump, and others (including Lenny Kravitz, Sean Combs, Leonardo DiCaprio, and David Blaine); and in the VIP box in front of a partition wall that separates the bathroom area where the assault is reported to have happened.
She says that she felt now was time to come forward publicly about the assault, though it happened in 1997, because she has twin daughters who are turning 13, and she thinks they deserve to see her set an example. “I want them to see that I didn’t stay quiet, that I stood up to somebody who did something that was unacceptable.”
On Twitter, Trump complained that the report is trending, suggesting that the social media site was being unfair to him, although a news report of a U.S. presidential candidate — and more so the sitting president — being credibly accused of assault by yet another woman would, of course, be a subject for public conversation.
Twitter makes sure that Trending on Twitter is anything bad, Fake or not, about President Donald Trump. So obvious what they are doing. Being studied now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2020
Trump is currently facing a lawsuit from another woman he is accused of sexually assaulting, E. Jean Carroll. When she came forward with her story, he accused her of lying and attacked her physical appearance. She’s suing him for defamation of character, and wants him to provide a DNA sample to be matched to the fluids she says he left on her clothing during the assault.