The accusers

Ms Rachel Crooks says Mr Trump kissed her on her cheeks and lips without her consent.
MS JESSICA LEEDS (above) on what happened to her when she sat beside Mr Trump during a flight when she was 38.PHOTOS: RACHEL CROOKS/LINKEDIN, NYTIMES
Ms Rachel Crooks says Mr Trump kissed her on her cheeks and lips without her consent.
MS CASSANDRA SEARLES (above), Miss Washington 2013, in a comment on a Facebook posting alleging that Mr Trump treated the pageant contestants "like cattle".PHOTOS: RACHEL CROOKS/LINKEDIN, NYTIMES
Ms Rachel Crooks says Mr Trump kissed her on her cheeks and lips without her consent.
Ms Rachel Crooks says Mr Trump kissed her on her cheeks and lips without her consent.PHOTOS: RACHEL CROOKS/LINKEDIN, NYTIMES

THE BUSINESSWOMAN

Ms Jessica Leeds, 74, told the New York Times she sat beside Mr Donald Trump in the first-class cabin of a flight to New York when she was 38. She did not know him. Ms Leeds said Mr Trump groped her and tried to reach up her skirt. "His hands were everywhere," she said."He was like an octopus. "It was an assault," she added.

THE RECEPTIONIST

Ms Rachel Crooks said she was a 22-year-old receptionist at a real estate company in Trump Tower in 2005 when she encountered the billionaire outside a lift in the building one morning.

She said that after she introduced herself to Mr Trump and they shook hands, he would not let go and he then kissed her cheeks and kissed her directly on the mouth. "I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that," she said.

The New York Times quotes Ms Leeds' neighbour, Ms Crooks' boyfriend at the time and her sister, each of whom said that the women previously told them about their alleged encounters with Trump.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S FRIEND

Ms Mindy McGillivray, 36, told the Palm Beach Post that Mr Trump groped her rear end at Mar-a-Lago, in Florida, in 2003 when she was there accompanying a photographer friend who was shooting a Ray Charles concert.

LIKE AN OCTOPUS

His hands were everywhere. He was like an octopus... It was an assault.

MS JESSICA LEEDS on what happened to her when she sat beside Mr Trump during a flight when she was 38.

"All of a sudden I felt a grab, a little nudge...I turn around and there's Donald. He sort of looked away quickly," she said.

THE REPORTER

Ms Natasha Stoynoff was a staff writer with People magazine when she went to interview Mr Trump and his wife Melania for a feature story on their first wedding anniversary. Ms Stoynoff said Mr Trump kissed her without her consent when they were alone in a room.

"I turned around, and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat," Ms Stoynoff wrote. She wrote that he told her later: "You know we're going to have an affair, don't you?"

UNWELCOME INVITATION

He probably doesn't want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room.

MS CASSANDRA SEARLES, Miss Washington 2013, in a comment on a Facebook posting alleging that Mr Trump treated the pageant contestants "like cattle".

BEAUTY PAGEANT CONTESTANTS

Ms Cassandra Searles, who is Miss Washington 2013, said Mr Trump "grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room" while Miss Utah Temple Taggart McDowell said Mr Trump kissed her on the lips when she was a 21-year-old contestant in his Miss Universe beauty pageant in 1997.

WASHINGTON POST, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2016, with the headline 'The accusers'. Print Edition | Subscribe