Barbara Corcoran, of Shark Tank fame, is the most recent woman to say that Donald Trump made inappropriate and lewd comments about her body. Corcoran is the 12th woman to come forward and say the Republican presidential candidate showed no respect her as a woman and talked explicitly about her breasts.
Corcoran told CNN’s Erin Burnett about Trump’s comments during an interview on Thursday. The Shark Tank star didn’t seek out the interview to explicitly bash Trump, but it came up in the conversation when Burnett mentioned Corcoran and Trump’s long-standing relationship and the recent sexual assault accusations against Trump.
“You’ve known Donald Trump for 45 years,” Burnett said. “You’ve been in a lot of situations with him… Do you, overall, believe these accusers?
The businesswoman responded that she absolutely believed Trump’s accusers and said she found it preposterous that the Republican candidate claims he hasn’t perpetrated any crimes. Trump has even denied ever meeting his accusers. Corcoran, who has known Trump for a long time in the business world, said that he has always acted that way.
After Corcoran stated she believed Trump’s accusers, the syndicated columnist also decided to share a personal anecdote about Trump with Burnett. However, Corcoran prefaced the story by saying she didn’t want to sound like she was gossiping. Even if it were gossip, Corcoran’s story sounded realistic considering the accounts of other women who have met Trump.
“I’ve never been in a room with him alone except on one occasion. I was pregnant with my first child at the time, and so was his second wife,” Corcoran said. “He compared my breast size to his wife by putting his hands in the air. I was in a business meeting! I was shocked.”