A former Miss Finland and Miss Universe contestant has become the twelfth woman to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault. Ninni Laaksonen, 30, told Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat Trump grabbed and squeezed her behind while they were outside ahead of an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman in 2006.
‘Before the show we were photographed outside the building,’ she told the newspaper, about the incident that allegedly took place outside of the historic Ed Sullivan theater.
‘Trump stood just caught me and shook me suddenly, pepusta.’ ‘Pepusta’ is Finnish slang for bum. ‘I don’t think anybody saw it but I flinched and thought: “What is happening”?’ she continued.Loading...
She also described Trump as a: ‘pretty slimy man’.
The 30-year-old model also told the newspaper she was ‘disgusted’ after Trump compared her to his wife, Melania, at a party with the Republican nominee.
‘Somebody told me there that Trump liked me because I looked like Melania when she was younger,’ Laaksonen told the newspaper. ‘It left me disgusted’.
The Finnish model told the newspaper she did not come forward before now because she ‘did not see a reason to’, and because she thought it might damage her career.
‘In such a situation can not say anything negative,’ she said.
Laaksonen and 11 other women have come forward over the past month to accuse Trump of groping them inappropriately or of sexual assault.