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BREAKING: 43 More Women Come Forward to Accuse Donald Trump of Sexual Misconduct

An upcoming book from journalists Barry Levine and Monique El-Feizy titled All the President’s Women reportedly reveals 43 accusations of alleged inappropriate behavior, including 26 instances of unwanted sexual contact, made against Donald Trump.

That’s in addition to the dozens of public allegations he already faces, according to Esquire.

In an excerpt of the book published by Esquire, a woman named Karen Johnson spoke publicly about an interaction with Trump for the first time, telling Levine and El-Feizy that Trump groped her unexpectedly during a Mar-a-Lago New Year’s Eve party in the early 2000s.

Johnson said she was at Trump’s estate with her husband, who was suffering from multiple sclerosis, and another relative. Her husband wasn’t feeling well, so Johnson said she was getting ready to leave. She said made a trip to the restroom first, however, and that’s when she alleges someone grabbed her and pulled her behind a tapestry.

It turned out to be Trump, who she says then kissed her. “I was so scared because of who he was,” she recalled. “I don’t even know where it came from. I didn’t have a say in the matter.” Johnson said Trump’s leaked tape revealing him saying “grab them by the p—y” rang true to her, “because when he grabbed me and pulled me into the tapestry, that’s where he grabbed me.”

Johnson also alleges that Trump was persistent in calling her in the days after the incident, though he eventually stopped when she refused his invitations to come see him at the resort. Trump has repeatedly denied any allegations of wrongdoing.

The book reports that documentation and photographs corroborate Johnson’s description of the New Year’s Eve party, and a friend reportedly said Johnson told him about the incident years before Trump ran for president.

The book also details Trump’s relationship with model Kara Young, who Trump loves and asked to marry him.

Here’s a roundup of more women who have accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment.

Alva Johonson, a former Trump campaign staffer, said she had to avoid a kiss from Trump while on a trip to Florida in August of 2016. The White House has denied this most recent accusation, as have some members of the Trump team who say they were present.

Jessica Leeds, a former traveling salesperson, alleged that Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt while on a first-class flight in the 1980s. Leeds was in her late 30s at the time.

Ivana Trump, Trump’s first wife, once used the word “rape” to describe an encounter with him. The accusation was made in a 1993 book following a divorce settlement between the two. She has since softened her language, saying that she didn’t mean the word in a “literal or criminal sense”.

Jill Harth, a former business partner of Trump’s, said that Trump forcibly kissed her on the lips, groped her breasts, and grabbed her genitals in what she described in a 1997 as an “attempted rape”. The encounter allegedly occurred at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, in one of his children’s bedroom. She also says that Trump groped her under the table at a dinner with colleagues at the Plaza Hotel.

Kristen Anderson alleged that Trump put his hand up her skirt and touched her genitals over her underwear at the China Club in Manhattan at some point in the early 1990s when she was in her early 20s. Anderson was an aspiring model at the time.

Lisa Boyne accused Trump of insisting that female models walk across a table at a New York restaurant in 1996, and then remarking on their underwear and genitalia. She was 25 at the time.

Cathy Heller says that Trump forcibly kissed her on the lips during a Mother’s Day brunch at mar-a-Lago in 1997.

Temple Taggart, a former Miss Utah, alleged that Trump forcibly kissed her on the mouth on two different occasions. The first incident was the first time that they met. The incidents occurred at the 1997 Miss USA pageant event, and in Trump Tower.

Mariah Billado, a former Miss Vermont Teen USA, has alleged that says that Trump walked into a dressing room unannounced in 1997. She said that there were several teen beauty queens aged between 15 and 19 in the room naked at the time.

Karena Virginia alleged that Trump grabbed her arm and touched her breast while she was waiting for a car after the US Open.

Bridget Sullivan, a former Miss New Hampshire, alleged that Trump walked into the Miss USA pageant dressing room in 2000 while contestants were naked. She was 19 at the time.

Tasha Dixon, a former Miss Arizona, alleged that Trump entered dressing rooms at the Miss USA pageant in 2001 while contestants were “half-naked”.

Melinda Macgillivray alleged that Trump grabbed her buttock in a pavilion behind the main house of his Mar-a-Lago estate in 2003. They were in the middle of a group of people, she said, and it was during a concert performed by Ray Charles.

Jennifer Murphy said that Trump forcibly kissed her after a job interview in 2005. She was 26 at the time.

Rachel Cooks alleged that Trump kissed her forcibly on the lips outside the elevator in Trump Tower in 2005. She was 22 at the time.

Natasha Stoynoff alleged that Trump pushed her against a wall and forcibly kissed her in a closed-door room in his Mar-a-Lago estate in 2005. Ms Stoynoff, a writer for PEOPLE magazine, was there to interview Trump.

Ninni Laaksonen alleged that Trump grabbed her buttocks while taking photos outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, and before Trump appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. Laaksonen was 20 at the time, in 2006.

Jessica Drake alleged that Trump forcibly kissed her and two female friends in 2006, when she was 32. When she pushed him away, she said that he asked her: “How much?”

Samantha Holvey, a former Miss North Carolina, alleged that Trump treated women like “meat” and would barge into dressing rooms to inspect women. She said the incidents occurred in 2006, when she was 20.

Summer Zervos alleged that Trump grabbed her by her shoulders and forcibly kissed her, and groped her breasts, while she was a contestant on The Apprentice in 2007. She said the incidents took place at Trump Tower in New York, and at a hotel in Los Angeles.

Cassandra Searles, a former Miss Washington, said that Trump grabbed her buttocks repeatedly in 2013 during the Miss USA pageant in 2013. She said that he also invited her to his hotel room.

Read the full report as Esquire HERE.

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