Woman accuses Trump of reaching up her skirt at a nightclub in the 1990s

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Following a week-long flood of women accusing Donald Trump of inappropriate comments and touching throughout the years, yet another woman has come forward to tell her story. The alleged incident took place in the early 1990s at what the accuser believes was China Club in New York City, a haunt of Trump's at the time: "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," The Washington Post reports.

The man, Anderson says, was Trump. "He was so distinctive looking," she explained, adding that while the assault lasted no more than a few seconds, she and her friends were "very grossed out and weirded out." Anderson, now 46, told the story to other friends afterward, who confirmed to the Post that Anderson's been telling the same account for years.

The Washington Post's reporter contacted Anderson after hearing about the incident. Anderson was reluctant to come forward, but said she made up her mind after reading the reports of other women experiencing similar assaults.

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A stranger "sort of groping you on the side, on the sly, like you're some kind of stuffed animal on the couch. That's really not okay, and it opens the door for much worse behavior on [his] part and for the girl, allowing worse things to happen to them because they feel that it's inconsequential," Anderson said. "It's really not nothing, and it sends an awful message to women that they're nothing."

Trump has vehemently denied all allegations. Read Anderson's full story at The Washington Post.

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Jeva Lange

Jeva Lange was the executive editor at TheWeek.com. She formerly served as The Week's deputy editor and culture critic. She is also a contributor to Screen Slate, and her writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Awl, Vice, and Gothamist, among other publications. Jeva lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter.