WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) — The cousin of one of the women who has accused Donald Trump of an unwanted sexual advance is “shocked and bewildered” by her account, according to the Trump campaign.
In a statement from Trump’s campaign, John Barry of Mission Viejo, California, says Summer Zervos “wishes she could still be on reality TV, and in an effort to get that back she’s saying all of these negative things about Mr. Trump.”
Earlier Friday, Zervos said at a news conference in Los Angeles that Trump kissed her and touched her breasts in a private room at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007.
Zervos was a contestant on Trump’s reality TV show, “The Apprentice.” Barry says Zervos often praised Trump after appearing on the show.
Berry says Zervos invited Trump to visit her restaurant earlier this year, and the Republican declined. Berry says, “Summer’s actions today are nothing more than an attempt to regain the spotlight at Mr. Trump’s expense.”
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