Almost one week has passed since Donald Trump was exposed for riffing on a hot mic to a gleeful Billy Bush in some unused Access Hollywood footage. The two men engaged in what Trump has repeatedly referred to as “locker room talk,” but it was really Trump bragging about groping and kissing women without consent. Since then, several women have come forward with claims of Trump groping and otherwise inappropriately touching them.
Now, the Washington Post publishes the story of Kristin Anderson, who says she experienced about 30 seconds at the hands of Trump, but she’ll never forget them. During the 1990s, she was at a nightclub with friends and minding her own business. Anderson claims she had never met Trump before that evening, but that he brashly approached and sexually assaulted her. He didn’t even say hello first, only went in for what he wanted:
Kristin Anderson was deep in conversation with acquaintances at a crowded Manhattan nightspot and did not notice the figure to her right on a red velvet couch — until, she recalls, his fingers slid under her miniskirt, moved up her inner thigh, and touched her vagina through her underwear … Anderson said she and her companions were “very grossed out and weirded out” and thought, “Okay, Donald is gross. We all know he’s gross. Let’s just move on.”
A few people who know Anderson friends spoke with The Post as well and confirmed that she told them of this encounter over the years. Anderson says she was deeply disturbed by Trump’s comments to Billy Bush, and they prompted her to relive a memory that never really left. She was struck with the seeming randomness of Trump’s behavior: