Esme Cribb

Esme Cribb is a newswriter for TPM in New York City. She can be found on Twitter @emquiry and reached by email at esme@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Donald Trump's campaign released a statement from Summer Zervos' cousin on Friday suggesting that the former "Apprentice" contestant only accused Trump of sexual assault for attention. In response, high-powered lawyer Gloria Allred held a press conference Sunday with a social worker who says Zervos told her about the alleged assault years before Trump launched his presidential bid.

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Former “Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos alleged during a Friday press conference with high-profile attorney Gloria Allred that Donald Trump inappropriately kissed and groped her at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2007.

Zervos said that Trump forcibly kissed her twice during a meeting at his New York office. Days later, Zervos alleged that Trump invited her to dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he followed her around his "bungalow" groping and kissing Zervos as she tried to resist his advances. Allred told reporters that she had spoken with two people Zervos told about the incident at the time in order to verify her account. Zervos appeared on the fifth season of "The Apprentice," which was broadcast in 2006.

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