As reported in The Guardian, a former Miss Finland, Ninni Laaksonen has alleged that the Republican candidate for president Donald Trump “grabbed her butt” while she was competing in the Miss Universe beauty pageant in July 2006. The allegation was originally published on Thursday in the Ilta Sanomat, a Finnish newspaper.
Ms Laaksonen stated that before an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman that Mr Trump groped her during a photo session outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.
Ms Laaksonen is quoted to have said:
Before the show we (Trump and the other contestants) were photographed outside the building. Trump stood right next to me and suddenly he squeezed my butt. He really grabbed my butt. I don’t think anybody saw it but I flinched and thought: ”What is happening?”
Ms Laaksonen is the 12th woman to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the GOP presidential candidate since the leak of video and audio tape recorded while Mr Trump was preparing for a cameo appearance on a soap opera with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush in which he is heard to boast that he can grab women by the genitals because of his fame.
Mr Trump has stated that he will sue the accusers, that they are lying and that the Democratic National Committee and Democratic candidate are likely to be facilitating these women’s accounts.
If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, guess what?