When I was a kid and dreamed of being a writer, I didn't realize that would mean I would have to write sentences that include "Trump," "thrusting" and "genitals." This is not what dreams are made of.
It seems like not a day (or a couple of hours) goes by where we don't hear another horror story of the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
From the start of his campaign (calling Mexicans "rapists") to today, just 24 days from Election Day (despite the reality TV star saying that election day was on November 28th. It is, in fact, on the November 8), the GOP has been trying to clean up after his mess.
There have been a number of women who have come forward to accuse Donald Trump of alleged sexual assault, and today we hear another woman's terrifying recount of a man, who is one step away from being president of the United States, forcing himself on her.
Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Donald Trump's reality show "The Apprentice," is now the 11th woman to accuse Trump of alleged sexual assault.
I suspect that more women will come forward. As we have seen in the Bill Cosby case, there is power in numbers. When one woman speaks up, more women start to believe their own stories instead of pushing them aside or blaming themselves.
At a press conference in Los Angeles on Friday, Zervos said that Trump brought her to a hotel bungalow in Beverly Hills where he forcibly kissed and groped her.
Donald Trump has denied all accusations.
Zervos originally reached out to Trump hoping to work at his real estate company.
During a trip to New York, she went to the reality TV star, and he kissed her on the lips at the beginning of the meeting. She said,
I was surprised, but felt that perhaps it was just his form of greeting.
As I was about to leave, he again kissed me on the lips. This made me feel nervous and embarrassed. This is not what I wanted or expected.
She left and called a friend who lived in New York and also told her parents what happened.
In LA, Trump called and asked her to meet for dinner. However, instead of a restaurant, Trump's security guard brought her to a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
She said that after she arrived,
[Trump] came to me and started kissing me open-mouthed as he was pulling me towards him. I walked away and I sat down on a chair... He then asked me to sit next to him. I complied, and he then grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me again very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast.
When she stood to walk away, he grabbed her hand and walked her to the bedroom. He said,
Let's lay down and watch some telly-telly.
Zervos further described the assault,
He put me in an embrace and I tried to push him away. I pushed his chest to put space between us, and I said, 'Come on, man, get real.' He repeated my words back to me ― 'get reeeal' ― as he began thrusting his genitals. He tried to kiss me again, and with my hand still on his chest, I said, "Dude, you're tripping right now." He said, 'What do you want?' And I said, 'I came to have dinner.' He said, 'OK, we'll have dinner.'
When Trump realized that Zervos would not be sleeping with him, he paced around the room. Zervos said,
He acted like he was a bit angry. He pointed out that someone had delivered a fruit basket.
She believes he brought up the fruit basket to show how important he was, that someone would just send him fruit.
Over dinner, Trump told Zervos to default on her home mortgage, despite the loan being in good standing. He also bragged about his ability to get out of debt.
He said she should call the bank and tell them she was leaving the keys on the table and walking away forever.
He said that would be a mini version of what he does.
Trump has used bankruptcy courts and debt defaults to avoid paying back money he has borrowed from banks and investors.