Donald Trump denies allegation of forcible kissing woman

Donald Trump says the alleged encounter with Rachel Crooks never happened

Donald Trump has rubbished Rachel Crooks claims

He called Cook a "woman I don't know", and said to the best of his knowledge he' d never met her.

A total of 19 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, a lot of them coming forward since the real estate mogul launched his election campaign in 2015.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied the account of a woman who alleges he kissed her on the mouth without her consent. The former business mogul has used his preferred social media platform to debunk a story that recently covered the front page of the Washington Post. Trump wrote that Crooks said the incident took place in the more public Trump Tower lobby, even though she has repeatedly described it as happening on the 24th floor of the building. She said she was a 22-year-old receptionist at Trump Tower in NY in 2005 when Mr. Trump kissed her repeatedly on the cheeks and then "directly on the mouth" during an introductory conversation.

"I think my voice should have been heard then, and I'll still fight for it to be heard now", she told Cosmopolitan earlier this month.

Taking to Twitter Tuesday morning, Trump wasted no time punching back against the claims. The incident lasted about two minutes, according to Crooks. "Trump wrote, later adding in another tweet: "...cameras running.

"You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful - I just start kissing them", Trump said to Billy Bush in the 2005 tape.

Ms Crooks has told her story many times - to The New York Times, to CNN, at political rallies and at a press conference - and her story has remained consistent throughout.

She was then 22 and a receptionist at a real estate firm in Trump Tower. In fact, The Hill reported that attorney Lisa Bloom, who represented a few of the women who accused Mr. Trump, set up a GoFundMe account for one accuser, Jill Harth, and also received a donation that paid off Harth's mortgage on her Queens apartment.

Trump opened the floodgates of accusations against him during the 2016 campaign when he downplayed the release of a 2005 "Access Hollywood" video that showed him saying he was able to "grab them by the p**sy" because he was famous.

Crooks is now running for OH state legislature. The White House has denied the report.

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