A Ninth Woman Has Come Forward Alleging Trump Acted Inappropriately

October 15, 2016 6:05 p.m.

Cathy Heller became the ninth woman to allege Trump acted inappropriately toward her as the Trump campaign continues to deny any and all accusations.

Heller, now 63, told the Guardian that two decades ago she attended a Mother’s Day event at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate when Heller alleged Trump grabbed her and tried to kiss he.

“He took my hand, and grabbed me, and went for the lips,” she told the Guardian.

She resisted his kiss.

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“Oh, come on,” Heller told the Guardian Trump told her.

Eventually, Heller said Trump did kiss the side of her lips.

“He was strong. And he grabbed me and went for my mouth and went for my lips,” she told the Guardian.

Heller told her story to the Guardian after years of sharing it with family and friends. A family member who declined to be namde in the Guardian story, but was present at the event at Mar-a-Lago 20 years ago, corroborated her story. Heller told the Guardian she came forward to share her experience in an effort to add another voice to the host of accusers who Trump has dismissed.

“He can’t claim we’re all liars,” Heller told the Guardian.

Trump’s campaign vehemently denied the most recent allegation as it has with the others.

“There is no way that something like this would have happened in a public place on Mother’s Day at Mr Trump’s resort,” spokesman Jason Miller told the Guardian in a statement. “It would have been the talk of Palm Beach for the past two decades.”

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