Summer Zervos can be seen in photos above and below, along with attorney Gloria Allred. Summer alleges that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her, as seen in the below video of the full press conference with Allred, as reported by 23 ABC News. The press conference opened with Gloria reading a statement to Trump on Friday, October 14, in Los Angeles.
Zervos described meeting with Trump in 2007 after being fired from The Apprentice because Summer said she wanted to remain in touch with Trump for business opportunities. Zervos explained that Trump greeted her with kisses on the lips — a move that made Summer uncomfortable — so uncomfortable, in fact, that Zervos says she told her friend and her parents about Trump’s alleged kisses. They all chalked it up to Trump’s way of greeting people.
Trump complimented Summer’s looks and her chutzpah, claims Zervos. However, when Trump later flew to Los Angeles, that’s when Zervos said Trump got handsy with her, claiming Trump touched her breasts prior to dinner being delivered to a bungalow where Trump and Zervos shared a club sandwich.
“Let’s lay down and watch some telly-telly.”
Trump paced around the room when Zervos said she declined Trump’s sexual advances.
“Dude, you’re trippin’ right now. I came to have dinner.”
Eventually, Summer says that their conversation turned to Trump advising Zervos to let her mortgage lapse and not make another payment. Summer claims that Trump told her this is the practice that Trump has often used — with Trump allegedly telling Summer to leave the keys on the table for the bank to reclaim.
Even though Trump had allegedly sexually harassed Summer, she said that she still wanted a job within the Trump organization.
This is why Summer says she wrote an email to Trump’s assistant, which has been released to the public by the Trump campaign. Trump’s campaign is fighting back against allegations brought by Summer by using the email from Zervos to claim that Summer was still wanting to work with Trump as early as April 14, the date the email was released.
As reported by Jim Acosta of CNN, Summer’s email to Rhona Graff, Trump’s assistant, read as follows.
“I’m certain you are a very busy woman. I am in a unique situation being that I am the only former Apprentice who operates a business where Mr. Trump’s supporters can walk in, express their admiration for him and inquire about my experience. Mr. Trump has a great deal of support in Huntington Beach, CA! He has witnessed both my highs and lows operating a small business and I am pleased to report that business is good. Sunny’s Restaurant has a long history of making people feel special. We hire a diverse crew and embrace anyone who is honest while working hard. Mr. Trump is cut from the same cloth. I would greatly appreciate reconnecting at this time. He will know my intentions are genuine. Thank you, Summer Zervos.”
Summer said that she is a Republican during the press conference, which would go against claims that Zervos is making up her accusations in order to support Hillary Clinton. The press conference was the first time Summer made her accusations against Trump public.
Trump’s alleged interaction with Summer happened in 2007, according to Zervos, at a Beverly Hills hotel.
Summer did not want to come forward with her alleged experiences with Trump, but after hearing Trump’s Access Hollywood tapes, Zervos decided to come forward.
On Twitter, Trump claims that the entire presidential election is fixed and all the sexual assault charges are false.
“This election is being rigged by the media pushing false and unsubstantiated charges, and outright lies, in order to elect Crooked Hillary! [They are] 100 [percent] fabricated and made-up charges, pushed strongly by the media and the Clinton Campaign, may poison the minds of the American Voter. FIX!”
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