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People says 6 friends back writer’s Trump story

Associated Press

WASHINGTON – People magazine is reporting that six people have come forward to corroborate its former writer’s account of being sexually assaulted by Donald Trump.

Trump has denied the accusations by the writer, Natasha Stoynoff.

Stoynoff wrote last week that Trump grabbed her and kissed her in 2005 while she was working on a story about the celebrity businessman and his wife for the magazine.

The magazine posted a story Tuesday quoting six of Stoynoff’s friends who say the writer told them about the alleged attack soon after it happened.

One of them, Liza Herz, said she was with Stoynoff when she ran into Melania Trump in the weeks after the attack.

Mrs. Trump has denied that she encountered Stoynoff and has demanded a retraction from the magazine.

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