US President Donald Trump has been accused of forcibly kissing a woman just over a decade ago - an accusation he has labelled "false" and insists "never happened".
After Trump announced he would run for president, Crooks and his other accusers told their stories on TV, in newspapers and other media - but to little apparent effect on the president's popularity, at least among his base, leaving her frustrated.
"He took hold of my hand and held me in place like this", Crooks told the paper, in a story she had previously told to The New York Times during the 2016 presidential campaign.
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Crooks first publicly accused Trump of sexual misconduct as part of an October 2016 report in The New York Times. She described an incident the next year in which Trump kissed her cheeks and "kissed me directly on the mouth". She claims he asked whether she wanted to be a model, before kissing her for two whole minutes.More news: Alan Pardew given two games to save West Bromwich Albion job
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Shortly after Trump's tweet, Crooks fired back: "Please, by all means, share the footage from the hallway outside of the 24th floor residential elevator bank on the morning of January 11, 2006". One had her home mortgage paid off, ' Trump tweeted. "He wouldn't let go of my hand, and then he went right in and started kissing me on the lips", Crooks said. "It felt like a long kiss", she said. Just kiss. I don't even wait.
"When you're a star, they let you do it", Trump said.
Donald Trump has refuted claims that he forced himself on a real-estate investor 12 years ago, saying he'd never do that "In a public space with live security".
In tone, however, Trump's response to the Post story is in line with his past responses to allegations of sexual misconduct. Now, however, she's running for a seat in the OH state legislature. "It's not like I was trying to upset the apple cart".
Crooks and two other women were featured on NBC's Today and held a news conference in NY in December.
After several of the president's accusers appeared on national television to rehash their allegations, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested to reporters that most Americans don't consider the allegations disqualifying. "I lost friends, clients - that donation helped me to survive", Harth said.