Yoga instructor Karena Virginia says Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump touched her breast at the U.S. Open of Tennis in 1998.
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Yoga instructor Karena Virginia says Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump touched her breast at the U.S. Open of Tennis in 1998.
Virginia announced the allegations during a news conference in Manhattan on Thursday. She was joined by attorney Gloria Allred.
"I have been fearful about bringing unwanted attention to me and my entire family," said Virginia.
"It has been a difficult decision for her to come forward because she would be attacked by Donald Trump and his supporters. She decided it was her duty to come forward," said Allred.
As she was getting into her car service to leave the tennis tournament in Flushing, Queens, Trump allegedly touched the inside of Virginia's right breast.
"I was waiting for a car to take me home. As I was waiting, Donald Trump approached me. He was with a few other men. I was quite surprised when I overheard him talking to the other men about me. He said "hey, look at this one. We haven't seen this one before." He said "look at those lips." As if I was an object and not a person. He then walked up to me and grabbed my right arm. He hand then touched the inside of my right breast. I was in shock," said Virginia.
Trump allegedly asked Virginia if she knew who he was.
"I felt intimidated. After I closed the door my shock turned to shame," said Virginia.
She said she would not be seeking legal action against the GOP nominee, but decided to come forward after the release of the Access Hollywood tapes.
"And his denial that he had ever taken his words and translated them into action," said Allred.
"Your random moment of sexual pleasure came at my expense," said Virginia.
27-years-old at the time of the alleged incident, Virginia is now a married mother of two. She was accompanied by her husband at the London Hotel where the announcement was made.
Virginia is the latest in a slew of women who have accused Trump of groping and sexual misconduct. Trump denies the allegations.