New York-area woman, Karena Virginia claims that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump groped her in 1998 outside the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A New York yoga teacher claimed on Thursday (October 20) to be the victim of sexual assault by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump back in 1998, adding to a series of accusations by women who said the businessman had made unwanted sexual advances. Karena Virginia said the incident happened in 1998 as she was waiting for a car outside the U.S. Open tennis tournament in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens, New York. "As I was waiting, Donald Trump approached me," Virginia said at a news conference alongside attorney Gloria Allred. "He then walked up to me and grabbed my right arm, then his hand touched the right inside of my 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." Virginia said for years after she felt ashamed and disgust over the incident until she realize that she was the victim and not to blame. Trump has continually denied allegations of sexual assault, calling all the stories of sexual misdeeds "totally false." He said during Wednesday night's debate, "Nobody has more respect for women than I do, nobody."