Here’s a complete accounting of all 33 credible sexual-misconduct allegations against Joe Biden and Donald Trump

The 2020 election is the first US presidential race of the #MeToo era. It’s also the first one in modern American history in which both major party candidates have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct.

While they differ in kind and severity, the claims against Joe Biden and Donald Trump belong to the world’s broader reckoning with the transgressions of powerful men. Biden has drawn eight allegations: seven for inappropriate touching or behavior and one for sexual assault. Trump has drawn 25 allegations: seven for inappropriate touching or behavior, 16 for forcible kissing or groping, and two for sexual assault or rape.

There are 33 total allegations between the two candidates.

Business Insider has extensively covered the claims against Biden and Trump alike. This story builds on those efforts by analyzing the details of each allegation — their chronology, nature, origin, and degree of corroboration — and organizing that information within an illustrated timeline and two structured tables, seen below.

We also asked each accuser, and each accused, if they wished to clarify the record. The result is a detailed and canonical accounting of an unprecedented situation.


There are 8 allegations against Biden: 7 for inappropriate touching or behavior, and 1 for sexual assault.


There are 25 allegations against Trump: 7 for inappropriate touching or behavior, 16 for forcible kissing or groping, and 2 for sexual assault or rape.

Of the eight people who accused Biden, four told us they planned to vote for Biden in November. Biden has indirectly addressed allegations of inappropriate touching, promising to be more “mindful of personal space,” but has denied assaulting Tara Reade.

Those who accused Trump did not betray a political affiliation and emphasized the problematic situations that women face. “The fact that those in power have the power to get away with these atrocities is the problem,” photographer and former model Kristin Anderson told Business Insider.

One woman, whose allegations are documented in this article but who feared speaking out again publicly, likened being grabbed by Trump to a narrowly avoided car crash. “It was in public, and it was not very long. I wasn’t hurt, but I felt there was a potential, and that I would never want to be alone with this guy,” she told Business Insider. “I was very startled and shocked. It was out of nowhere.”

Trump himself acknowledged kissing women without permission in a 2005 video obtained by The Washington Post, and confirmed a pattern of leering at undressed models backstage in a 2005 conversation with Howard Stern published by CNN. In response to sexual-assault allegations, Trump has repeatedly asserted that the accusers were not his “type.”

Business Insider excluded several notable incidents from our analysis. These include twocomments made by Biden, and observed by reporters, to children at campaign events in 2019. Critics viewed these remarks as gendered and inappropriate, but did not characterize them as sexual misconduct. We also omitted an allegation against Biden that appeared in Counterpunch in 2008, because the magazine did not name the accuser and the journalist who published the claim died in 2012.

Finally, we omitted a 2016 lawsuit in which an anonymous plaintiff, “Jane Doe,” accused Trump of raping her when she was 13 years old. Journalists have widely questioned the credibility of the case, which the plaintiff abandoned after failing to appear at a press conference in Los Angeles.

We asked the Biden and Trump campaigns if we had overlooked or misinterpreted any of the allegations against either candidate. Neither responded.

Ordered by candidate and date, here are the full details of every allegation of sexual misconduct or inappropriate touching against Biden and Trump, respectively.

Biden accuser No. 1: Tara Reade

Alleged incident date: 1993  
Nature of allegations: Inappropriate touching alleged in 2019; sexual assault alleged in 2020.  
Description: In 2019 Reade told The Union that Biden touched her inappropriately several times in 1993. In 2020, she told Katie Halper that Biden had sexually assaulted her in 1993, digitally penetrating her in the corridor of a Senate building.  
First reported by: The Union, “The Katie Halper Show”  
Number of corroborators: 5  
Corroborators: Lynda LaCasse (former neighbor), Lorraine Sanchez (former colleague), Collin Moulton (brother), two anonymous friends.  
Corroborations reported by: Business InsiderAssociated Press  
Other corroborating evidence: A phone call matching the description of the one Reade claimed her mother had made to the “Larry King Show” in 1993; a 1996 court document showing Reade told her then husband about sexual harassment while working in Biden’s office.  
Other corroborating evidence reported by: The InterceptThe Tribune in San Luis Obispo  
Candidate response: Biden denied harassing and assaulting Reade. “I’m saying unequivocally: It never happened,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”  
Comment: Reade did not respond to requests for comment.

Biden accuser No. 2: Ally Coll

Alleged incident date: 2008  
Nature of allegations: Inappropriate touching/behavior.  
Description: Coll, a former Democratic staffer, alleged that Biden “leaned in, squeezed her shoulders and delivered a compliment about her smile, holding her ‘for a beat too long'” when they met at an event in 2008.  
First reported by: The Washington Post, April 4, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Candidate response: Without referring to any specific allegation, Biden tweeted a two-minute video acknowledging that he had unintentionally made women feel uncomfortable and professing to be more mindful of personal space.  
Comment: Coll confirmed The Washington Post’s reporting, and she told Business Insider: “I’m pleased that Vice President Biden responded respectfully, has affirmed accountability and acknowledged that the experiences of women are not only valid but valuable and must be part of the conversation of moving our nation forward.” Coll also told Business Insider that she supports Joe Biden for president. “On the other side of the ballot is a presidential candidate who has been credibly accused of sexual misconduct — including forcible sexual assault and rape — by at least a dozen women, and a Vice Presidential candidate who refuses to eat alone with a woman who is not his wife,” she said. “The choice in this election could not be clearer to me, and I have no doubt that, despite his prior missteps, Biden will be the champion I need in the White House come November.”

Biden accuser No. 3: Amy Lappos

Alleged incident date: 2009  
Nature of allegations: Inappropriate touching/behavior  
Description: Lappos alleged that Biden rubbed noses with her during a 2009 political fundraiser in Greenwich, Connecticut.  
First reported by: The Hartford Courant, April 1, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Candidate response: Without referring to any specific allegation, Biden tweeted a two-minute video acknowledging that he had unintentionally made women feel uncomfortable and professing to be more mindful of personal space.  
Comment: Lappos confirmed The Hartford Courant’s reporting and told Business Insider, “I support Biden and plan to vote for him. I believe Trump is destroying America and killing Americans in the process.”  

Biden accuser No. 4: D.J. Hill

Alleged incident date: 2012  
Nature of allegations: Inappropriate touching/behavior.  
Description: Hill told The New York Times that Biden put his hand on her shoulder and started dropping it down her back while they were photographed at a fund-raising event in Minneapolis, making her feel “very uncomfortable.”  
First reported by: The New York Times, April 2, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Candidate response: Without referring to any specific allegation, Biden tweeted a two-minute video acknowledging that he had unintentionally made women feel uncomfortable and professing to be more mindful of personal space.  
Comment: Hill did not respond to requests for comment.

Biden accuser No. 5: Vail Kohnert-Yount

Alleged incident date: 2013  
Nature of allegations: Inappropriate touching/behavior  
Description: Kohnert-Young, a former White House intern, alleged that Biden placed his hand on the back of her neck and placed his forehead on hers, telling her she was a “pretty girl,” as she was exiting the basement of the West Wing.  
First reported by: The Washington Post, April 4, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Candidate response: Without referring to any specific allegation, Biden tweeted a two-minute video acknowledging that he had unintentionally made women feel uncomfortable and professing to be more mindful of personal space.  
Comment: Kohnert-Yount confirmed The Washington Post’s reporting and told Business Insider she’d be voting for Biden over Trump.  
Lucy Flores and Joe Biden during a canvass kickoff in Las Vegas on November 1, 2014.Denise Truscello/Getty Images

Biden accuser No. 6: Lucy Flores

Alleged incident date: 2014  
Nature of allegations: Inappropriate touching/behavior.  
Description: Flores, who was Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in Nevada in 2014, alleged that Biden smelled her hair and kissed the back of her head during a political event that year.  
First reported by: The Cut, March 29, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Candidate response: Without referring to any specific allegation, Biden tweeted a two-minute video acknowledging that he had unintentionally made women feel uncomfortable and professing to be more mindful of personal space.  
Comment: Flores did not respond to requests for comment.

Biden accuser No. 7: Sofie Karasek

Alleged incident date: 2016  
Nature of allegations: Inappropriate touching/behavior.  
Description: After Karasek recounted the story of a sexual-assault victim at the 2016 Oscars, Biden responded by clasping her hands and and pressing his forehead against hers.  
First reported by: The Washington Post, April 4, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Other corroborating evidence: a widely published photograph of the incident.  
Candidate response: Without referring to any specific allegation, Biden tweeted a two-minute video acknowledging that he had unintentionally made women feel uncomfortable and professing to be more mindful of personal space.  
Comment: Karasek did not respond to requests for comment.

Biden accuser No. 8: Caitlyn Caruso

Alleged incident date: 2016  
Nature of allegations: Inappropriate touching/behavior.  
Description: Caruso alleged that Biden placed his hand on her thigh at a campus rally on sexual assault while she was a student at the University of Nevada, in Las Vegas.  
First reported by: The New York Times, April 2, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Candidate response: Without referring to any specific allegation, Biden tweeted a two-minute video acknowledging that he had unintentionally made women feel uncomfortable and professing to be more mindful of personal space.  
Comment: Caitlyn Caruso confirmed The New York Times’ reporting and told Business Insider they attempted to convey discomfort when Biden placed his hand on their thigh, but felt immobilized sitting in a room with the Vice President and Secret Service. “This behavior is just one example of the ways men, especially powerful men, transgress boundaries daily,” Caruso said. “While I do not define my experience as sexual assault, this behavior is inappropriate, especially in professional settings. I’d like to emphasize that given the many reports and videos of Biden’s lack of physical boundaries and my commitment to survivors, I believe Tara Reade and her account of abuse at his hands.”


Trump accuser No. 1: Jessica Leeds

Alleged incident date: Early 1980s.  
Nature of allegations: groping  
Description: Leeds, a retired stockbroker, alleged that Trump touched her breasts and attempted to reach under her skirt while they were seated beside each other in the first-class cabin on a flight to New York.  
First reported by: The New York Times, October 12, 2016  
Number of corroborators: 4  
Corroborators: Linda Ross (friend and neighbor), Leeds’ son, Leeds’ nephew, one anonymous friend.  
Corroborations reported by: The New York Times  
Candidate response: Trump denied Leeds’ allegation at a rally in 2016, saying: “Believe me. She would not be my first choice.”  
Comment: Jessica Leeds confirmed The New York Times’ reporting and told Business Insider: “It was not unusual to be harassed on an airplane in those days, or at work. I really thought the situation was better for women these days but after my story came out I heard from all ages of working women the harassment continues. Both candidates are in the same age group so I am not surprised if there isn’t some women who has a complaint again Biden but it’s standard operating procedure for Trump.”

Trump accuser No. 2: Ivana Trump

Alleged incident date: 1989  
Nature of allegations: rape  
Description: In an early 1990s divorce deposition, Ivana Trump said Donald Trump brutally raped her in 1989.  
First reported by:
 Harry Hurt III  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Other notes: After The Daily Beast revisited the allegation in July 2015, Ivana Trump issued a statement that said, in part, “The story is totally without merit.”  
Candidate response: Trump told Newsday that the allegation was “obviously false” in 1993. A representative for Trump told Business Insider in 2015 that the allegation was “old news and it never happened.”  
Comment: Ivana Trump could not be reached for comment.

Trump accuser No. 3: Kristin Anderson

Alleged incident date: Early 1990s.  
Nature of allegations: groping  
Description: Anderson alleged that Trump reached under her skirt and touched her vagina through her underwear at a Manhattan nightclub in the early 1990s.  
First reported by: The Washington Post, October 14, 2016  
Number of corroborators: 2  
Corroborators: Kelly Stedman (friend), Brad Trent (friend)  
Corroborations reported by: The Washington Post  
Candidate response: “Mr. Trump strongly denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity,” former Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Washington Post. Hicks also told USA Today that it would be “illogical and nonsensical” for Trump to be alone in a nightclub.  
Comment: Kristin Anderson verified The Washington Post’s reporting and emphasized that she did not come forward for political reasons. “The fact that those in power have the power to get away with these atrocities is the problem, which is a non-partisan issue,” she told Business Insider. “I just happen to have had an abusive experience with our current President along with many other women who came forward. We were called ‘dogs,’ adding to the hurt and trauma of the incidents we suffered … My hope is that by telling my stories, I can shed light into the darkness and pave a more powerful path for women into the future.”

Trump accuser No. 4: Jill Harth

Alleged incident date: 1992, 1993  
Nature of allegations: groping  
Description: In a 1996 deposition, Harth alleged that Trump groped her under the table at a 1992 dinner at the Oak Room of the Plaza Hotel, and again, during an early 1993 tour of Mar-a-Lago.  
First reported by: The New York Times, May 14, 2016  
Number of corroborators: 1  
Corroborators: George Hourane (then boyfriend)  
Corroborations reported by: The New York Times  
Candidate response: In May 2016, Trump said that Harth’s claims were “meritless.” Comment: Jill Harth told Business Insider that she stands by the allegations made in a 1997 suit she filed against Trump.E. Jean Carroll at her home in Warwick, NY in 2019.Eva Deitch for The Washington Post/Getty Images

Trump accuser No. 5: E. Jean Carroll

Alleged incident date: Mid-’90s.  
Nature of allegations: sexual assault  
Description: Carroll alleged that Trump attacked her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room, forcibly kissing her and sexually assaulting her before she was able to push him off.  
First reported by: The Cut (excerpted from Carroll’s book), June 21, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 2  
Corroborators: Carol Martin (friend), Lisa Birnbach (friend)  
Corroborations reported by: The New York Times  
Candidate response: Trump denied Carroll’s allegations, telling The Hill “She’s not my type.”  
Comment: E. Jean Carroll adheres to her account and the claims made in her ongoing defamation suit against Trump.

Trump accuser No. 6: Lisa Boyne

Alleged incident date: 1996  
Nature of allegations: looking up models’ skirts  
Description: Boyne told The Huffington Post that at a Manhattan dinner with Trump and the late modeling agent John Casablancas, Trump insisted that models walk across the dining table while he looked up their skirts and commented on their genitalia.  
First reported by:
 The Huffington Post, October 13, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Other notes: A friend of Boyne’s confirmed the dinner but not Trump’s behavior.  
Candidate response: Hicks told The Huffington Post that Boyne’s allegation was a fabrication. “Mr. Trump never heard of this woman and would never do that,” she said.  
Comment: Lisa Boyne did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump accuser No. 7: Mariah Billado

Alleged incident date: 1997  
Nature of allegations: ogling undressed pageant contestants backstage  
Description: Billado, a former Miss Vermont Teen USA, alleged that Trump walked backstage at the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant while contestants — some as young as 15 — were getting changed.  
First reported by: BuzzFeed News, October 12, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 4  
Corroborators: 3 unnamed Miss Teen USA 1997 contestants, Victoria Hughes  
Corroborations reported by: BuzzFeed News  
Other corroborating evidence: Trump himself described his backstage behavior on the Howard Stern show in 2005.  
Candidate response: The Trump campaign issued a blanket denial of claims made by pageant contestants in 2016. “These accusations have no merit and have already been disproven by many other individuals who were present,” the statement read.  
Comment: Mariah Billado did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump accuser No. 8: Victoria Hughes

Alleged incident date: 1997  
Nature of allegations: ogling undressed pageant contestants backstage  
Description: Hughes, the former Miss New Mexico Teen USA, came forward after Mariah Billado and alleged that Trump walked backstage at the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant while contestants, all between the ages of 15 and 19, were undressed.  
First reported by: BuzzFeed News, October 13, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 4  
Corroborators: 3 unnamed Miss Teen USA 1997 contestants, Mariah Billado  
Other corroborating evidence:
 Trump himself described his backstage behavior on the Howard Stern show in 2005.  
Candidate response: The Trump campaign issued a blanket denial of claims made by pageant contestants in 2016. “These accusations have no merit and have already been disproven by many other individuals who were present,” the statement read.  
Comment: Victoria Hughes did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump accuser No. 9: Temple Taggart

Alleged incident date: 1997  
Nature of allegations: nonconsensual kissing  
Description: Taggart, the former Miss Utah, alleged that Trump introduced himself by kissing her on the mouth while he was married to Marla Maples.  
First reported by: The New York Times, May 14, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Candidate response: “I don’t even know who she is,” Trump told NBC News. “I emphatically deny this ridiculous claim.”  
Comment: Temple Taggart did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump accuser No. 10: Cathy Heller

Alleged incident date: 1997  
Nature of allegations: nonconsensual kissing  
Description: Heller alleged that Trump forcibly kissed her at a Mar-a-Lago brunch in 1997.  
First reported by: The Guardian, October 12, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 2  
Corroborator(s):
 Susan Klein (friend), unnamed relative  
Corroborations reported by: The Guardian  
Candidate response: A spokesman for the Trump campaign called Heller’s allegation a “bogus claim” and said “there is no way something like this would have happened in a public place … It would have been the talk of Palm Beach for the past two decades.”  
Comment: Cathy Heller confirmed The Guardian’s reporting.Karena Virginia speaks at a press conference in New York City.Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Trump accuser No. 11: Karena Virginia

Alleged incident date: 1998  
Nature of allegations: groping  
Description: Virginia alleged that Trump commented on her legs, then approached her and touched her breast, as she was waiting for a car service to pick her up after the US Open tennis tournament in Queens, New York.  
First reported by: press conference with Gloria Allred, October 20, 2016  
Number of corroborators: 1  
Corroborator(s):
 Virginia’s husband  
Corroborations reported by: The Washington Post  
Candidate response: Trump spokesman Jessica Ditto called the allegation a “coordinated, publicity seeking attack with the Clinton campaign,” describing attorney Gloria Allred as a “discredited political operative.” Allred denied that the Clinton campaign had any involvement in the allegation.  
Comment: Karena Virginia confirmed The Washington Post’s reporting and the allegations made in Gloria Allred’s press conference. Virginia told Business Insider that she shared her account with additional family members and close friends over the years. “Speaking about sexual assault publicly creates tremendous fear and shame. Being called a liar for The truth that one shares with deep vulnerability can cause post and present trauma to the survivor,” she said. “I really pray that the me too movement helps women to feel supported to speak up if they want to … and that the youth will feel safe in using their voices.”

Trump accuser No. 12: Tasha Dixon

Alleged incident date: 2001  
Nature of allegations: ogling undressed pageant contestants backstage  
Description: Former Miss Arizona Tasha Dixon alleged that she and her fellow Miss USA 2001 contestants were first introduced to Trump by surprise, while they were changing into bikinis during a dress rehearsal.  
First reported by: CBS, October 11, 2016  
Number of corroborators: 0, but pattern has been corroborated  
Other corroborating evidence: Trump himself described his backstage behavior on the Howard Stern show in 2005.  
Candidate response: The Trump campaign issued a blanket denial of claims made by pageant contestants in 2016. “These accusations have no merit and have already been disproven by many other individuals who were present,” the statement read.  
Comment: Tasha Dixon did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump accuser No. 13: Bridget Sullivan

Alleged incident date: 2000  
Nature of allegations: ogling undressed pageant contestants backstage  
Description: Sullivan, Miss New Hampshire 2000, alleged that Trump walked backstage while the contestants were all naked to wish them good luck.  
First reported by: BuzzFeed News, May 18, 2016  
Number of corroborators: 0, but pattern has been corroborated  
Other corroborating evidence: Trump himself described his backstage behavior on the Howard Stern show in 2005.  
Other notes: Four contestants in the same pageant did not recall Trump’s behavior.  
Candidate response: The Trump campaign issued a blanket denial of claims made by pageant contestants in 2016. “These accusations have no merit and have already been disproven by many other individuals who were present,” the statement read.  
Comment: Bridget Sullivan did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump accuser No. 14: Karen Johnson

Alleged incident date: early 2000s  
Nature of allegations: nonconsensual kissing  
Description: Johnson alleged that Trump grabbed her, pulled her behind a tapestry, and forcibly kissed her at a New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago.  
First reported by: Esquire (excerpted from “All the President’s Women”), October 9, 2019 
Number of corroborators: 1  
Corroborator(s): unnamed friend  
Other corroborating evidence: unspecified documentation and photos  
Corroborations reported by: Esquire (excerpted from “All the President’s Women”)  
Candidate response: Trump has not addressed Johnson’s accusation, but broadly denied all sexual-misconduct allegations against him on multiple occasions.  
Comment: Karen Johnson could not be reached for comment.

Trump accuser No. 15: Melinda McGillivray

Alleged incident date: 2003  
Nature of allegations: groping  
Description: McGillivray was assisting photographer Ken Davidoff at a Mar-a-Lago photo shoot when Trump grabbed her right butt cheek, she alleged.  
First reported by: The Palm Beach Post, October 12, 2016  
Number of corroborators: 1  
Corroborator(s): Ken Davidoff (Mar-a-Lago photographer)  
Corroborations reported by: The Palm Beach Post  
Candidate response: Trump has not addressed McGillivray’s claim directly, but broadly denied all sexual-misconduct allegations against him on multiple occasions.  
Comment: Melinda McGillivray confirmed The Palm Beach Post’s reporting.

Trump accuser No. 16: Jennifer Murphy

Alleged incident date: 2004  
Nature of allegations: nonconsensual kissing  
Description: Murphy, a contestant on season four of “The Apprentice,” alleged that Trump took her aback by kissing her on the lips after a job interview, but that she was not bothered by it.  
First reported by: Grazia magazine, June 24, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Other notes: Murphy told Grazia that she was not bothered by Trump’s advances.  
Candidate response: Trump has not addressed Murphy’s account directly, but broadly denied all sexual-misconduct allegations against him on multiple occasions.  
Comment: Jennifer Murphy did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump accuser No. 17: Natasha Stoynoff

Alleged incident date: 2005  
Nature of allegations: nonconsensual kissing  
Description: Former People correspondent Natasha Stoynoff went to Mar-a-Lago to interview Donald and Melania Trump for a story on their first wedding anniversary. Stoynoff alleged that while Melania was momentarily absent, Trump pushed her against a wall and forced his tongue down her throat.  
First reported by: People, October 12, 2016  
Number of corroborators: 6  
Corroborator(s): Liza Herz (friend), Marina Grasic (friend), Paul McLaughlin (former journalism professor), Liz McNeil (editor), Mary Green (editor), Liza Hamm (colleague)  
Corroborations reported by: People  
Candidate response: Trump tweeted that the incident “did not happen” on October 13, 2016. Later that same day, Trump addressed the allegation at a rally in Florida, saying: “Look at her. I don’t think so.” Comment: Natasha Stoynoff did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump accuser No. 18: Juliet Huddy

Alleged incident date: 2005 or 2006  
Nature of allegations: nonconsensual kissing  
Description: Huddy, a former Fox News host, alleged that Trump kissed her on the lips in a Trump Tower elevator while saying goodbye. Huddy said that she was not offended at the time.  
First reported by: “Morning With Bill Schulz,” December 7, 2019  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Other notes: Huddy told Schulz she was not bothered at the time of the incident, but her perspective has changed.  
Candidate response: A White House official denied Huddy’s accusations.  
Comment: Juliet Huddy did not respond to requests for comment.Rachel Crooks, Jessica Leeds, and Samantha Holvey listen to Lisa Boyne address the conference via speakerphone during a press conference held by women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct on December 11, 2017 in New York City.Monica Schipper/Getty Images

Trump accuser No. 19: Rachel Crooks

Alleged incident date: 2005  
Nature of allegations: nonconsensual kissing  
Description: Crooks alleged that Trump forcibly kissed her when she introduced herself to him in 2005. Crooks worked as a receptionist at a real-estate company in Trump Tower at the time.  
First reported by: The New York Times, October 12, 2016  
Number of corroborators: 2  
Corroborator(s):
 Brianne Webb (sister), Clint Hackenburg (then boyfriend)  
Corroborations reported by: The New York Times  
Candidate response: “None of this ever took place,” Trump told The New York Times.  
Comment: Rachel Crooks did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump accuser No. 20: Samantha Holvey

Alleged incident date: 2006  
Nature of allegations: ogling undressed pageant contestants backstage  
Description: Holvey, the 2006 Miss North Carolina, alleged that Trump personally inspected each contestant before the Miss USA pageant, looking each woman up and down. Holvey told CNN that Trump and Melania also appeared backstage while contestants were getting ready.  
First reported by: CNN, October 13, 2016  
Number of corroborators: 0, but pattern has been corroborated  
Other corroborating evidence: Trump himself described his backstage behavior on the Howard Stern show in 2005.  
Candidate response: The Trump campaign issued a blanket denial of claims made by pageant contestants in 2016. “These accusations have no merit and have already been disproven by many other individuals who were present,” the statement read.  
Comment: Samantha Holvey confirmed CNN’s reporting.

Trump accuser No. 21: Ninni Laaksonen

Alleged incident date: 2006  
Nature of allegations: groping  
Description: Former Miss Finland Ninni Laaksonen, who competed in the Miss Universe 2006 beauty pageant, alleged that Trump squeezed her butt before appearing on “The Late Show With David Letterman.”  
First reported by: Ilta-Sanomat, October 27, 2016  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Candidate response: Trump has not addressed Laaksonen’s account directly, but broadly denied all sexual-misconduct allegations against him on multiple occasions.  
Comment: Ninni Laaksonen did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump accuser No. 22: Jessica Drake

Alleged incident date: 2006  
Nature of allegations: nonconsensual kissing  
Description: Drake alleged that Trump hugged and kissed her without her permission at a golf tournament in Tahoe, California.  
First reported by: Press conference with Gloria Allred, October 22, 2016.  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Candidate response: Trump called Drake’s allegation “fiction” and said, “‘Oh, I’m sure she’s never been grabbed before.”  
Comment: Jessica Drake did not respond to requests for comment.Jessica Drake speaks beside attorney Gloria Allred during a press conference in Los Angeles, California on October 22, 2016.Mark Ralston/Getty Images

Trump accuser No. 23: Summer Zervos

Alleged incident date: 2007  
Nature of allegations: nonconsensual kissing  
Description: Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” alleged that Trump forcibly kissed her and, on a separate occasion, placed his hand on her breast. Both incidents occurred in 2007.  
First reported by: Press conference with Gloria Allred, October 14, 2016.  
Number of corroborators: 0  
Other corroborating evidence: calendars and email  
Other corroborating evidence reported by: The Hollywood Reporter  
Candidate response: In a 2016 statement, Trump said he “vaguely” remembered Zervos as a contestant on “The Apprentice,” but “never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately.” Comment: Summer Zervos did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump accuser No. 24: Cassandra Searles

Alleged incident date: 2013  
Nature of allegations: ogling undressed pageant contestants backstage  
Description: In a Facebook post, Searles, the former Miss Washington, asked her fellow Miss USA 2013 contestants whether they remembered Trump lining them up to take a closer look at his “property.” 
First reported by:
 Personal Facebook post, June 2016  
Number of corroborators: At least two contestants from the same pageant commented on the Facebook post, affirming Searles’ account.  
Corroborators: Paromita Mitra (Miss Mississippi 2013), Shannon McAnally (Miss Virginia 2013)  
Other corroborating evidence: Trump himself described his backstage behavior on the Howard Stern show in 2005.  
Candidate response: The Trump campaign issued a blanket denial of claims made by pageant contestants in 2016. “These accusations have no merit and have already been disproven by many other individuals who were present,” the statement read.  
Comment: Cassandra Searles did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump accuser No. 25: Alva Johnson

Alleged incident date: 2016  
Nature of allegations: nonconsensual kissing  
Description: Johnson, a former Trump campaign staffer, alleged that Trump grabbed her hand and leaned in to kiss her during a rally in Tampa. The kiss landed on the side of her mouth.  
First reported by: The Washington Post, February 25, 2019  
Number of corroborators:
 0  
Other corroborating evidence: Trump’s personal attorney, Charles J. Harder, publisheda video of the incident. Harder said the video exonerated his client; Johnson’s attorney said it supported Johnson’s claim.  
Other notes: Two witnesses denied seeing the encounter.  
Candidate response: Sanders dismissed Johnson’s allegation as “absurd on its face” in a statement provided to The Washington Post. Comment: Alva Johnson did not respond to requests for comment.

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