A 63-year-old woman has come forward to share her story of when Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attempted to sexually assault her about 20 years ago.
According to Cathy Heller she was attending a Mother’s Day brunch at Mar-a-Lago, one of Trump’s crown jewel pieces of real estate located in Palm Beach, Florida. While there she claims to have met Trump for the first and only time in her life. She said:
He took my hand, and grabbed me, and went for the lips.
Heller then says she attempted to lean away from Trump and almost lost her balance in the process. Trump allegedly responded by saying, “Oh, come on.” and continued to attempt to kiss her. Doing all she could Heller says she turned her face away, and Trump kissed her on the side of the mouth. She said:
He kept me there for a little too long. And then he just walked away.
The campaign of Donald Trump, naturally, denies the allegations. Trump’s senior communications adviser, Jason Miller, responded to Heller’s story:
The media has gone too far in making this false accusation. There is no way that something like this would have happened in a public place on Mother’s Day at Mr. Trump’s resort. It would have been the talk of Palm Beach for the past two decades. For the media to wheel out a politically motivated Democratic activist with a legal dispute against this same resort owned by Mr. Trump does a disservice to the public, and anyone covering this story should be embarrassed for elevating this bogus claim.
It is true that Heller has been involved in legal battles with Mar-a-Lago for years, and is also a registered Democrat.