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Trump campaign rejects sexual assault claim

US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign says latest sexual assault allegation against him, published by the Guardian Newspaper on Thursday, “is not true”.

According to the newspaper report, Mr. Trump sexually molested former model Amy Dorris, who accused him of groping her at the US Open tennis tournament in 1997.

Ms. Dorris reportedly told the paper Mr. Trump groped her outside a bathroom in his VIP box at the tournament that year.

She was twenty-four at the time, the newspaper said.

“He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off. And then that’s when his grip became tighter and his hands were very gropey and all over my butt, my breasts, my back, everything,” the newspaper quoted Ms Dorris as saying.

The president’s re-election campaign on Thursday said the allegations were not true.

“The allegations are totally false,” said Jenna Ellis, a legal advisor to Mr. Trump’s campaign.

“We will consider every legal means available to hold The Guardian accountable for its malicious publication of this unsubstantiated story,” Ellis added.

The Guardian did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

The newspaper published photos it said were provided by Ms. Dorris showing her with Mr. Trump and said that it interviewed several people who Ms. Dorris confided in at the time of the incident.

It said that in total she provided six photos showing the two together as well as her ticket to the tournament on the day she said the incident occurred.

Mr. Trump has faced a number of allegations of sexual misconduct stemming from alleged incidents prior to his time in office.

Shortly before the November 2016 election, an  Access Hollywood recording from 2005 revealed him boasting about groping women.

He later dismissed the remarks as “locker room banter” and apologized.

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