This post has been updated several times.
October 12 was a long Wednesday for Donald Trump. The day started off with a revelation from a former Miss Teen USA that Donald Trump would walk in on the show’s teenage contestants while they were changing (something he had actually bragged about doing to Howard Stern), included a series of sexual assault accusations from several different women, and ended with a cringe-worthy video of him joking about dating a young girl.
These are not the first times Trump has been accused of sexual harassment, assault, or inappropriate behavior. Earlier this year, even before a decade-old video surfaced Oct. 7 where Trump brags about assaulting women, there were numerous accusations against him:
- Temple Taggart, former Miss Utah in 1997, told the New York Times in May that Trump kissed her, and other contestants of Miss USA, on the lips without their permission.
- Jane Doe, an unidentified woman, alleged in a lawsuit that Trump raped her in 1994, when she was 13 years old. Trump has repeatedly denied this.
- Jill Hart, former pageant promoter, told the Times in May that she was the target of unwanted advances from Trump, who groped her at a dinner as well as making inappropriate comments.
- Cassandra Searles, a contestant to Miss USA, spoke on Facebook in June about Trump’s behavior during the pageant, nothing that “he probably doesn’t want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room.”
- An anonymous source, friends with Erin Burnett, told CNN on Oct. 8 that Trump tried to forcefully kiss her.
But on October 12, the allegations of attacks and inappropriate behavior snowballed spectacularly. Here’s a list of the accusations against Trump that had been made public in the past 24 hours, as of about 1am ET on Oct. 13:
- Mariah Billado, former Miss Teen Vermont, and three other women who asked to remain anonymous, told Buzzfeed in an article published Oct. 12 that Trump would walk into the show’s changing room as the participants (all teenagers at the time) were getting dressed for the Miss USA pageant. Billado claims Ivanka Trump, who was the host of the show, was aware of it.
- Tasha Dixon, who was Miss Arizona in 2001, told CBS News Trump walked into a dressing room as Miss USA contestants were changing into their bikinis. “There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Other girls were naked.”
- An unnamed Miss USA contestant told the Guardian that Trump “barged right in, didn’t say anything, stood there and stared at us” as she and another contestant were getting dressed for a pageant rehearsal.
- Mindy McGillivray told the Palm Beach Post on Oct. 12 that she was groped by Trump in his Mar-a-Lago residency.
- Jessica Leeds, a businesswoman who sat next to Trump on a flight, remembers him grabbing her breasts and trying to put his hands up her skirt. On Oct. 12, she told the New York Times, “he was like an octopus, his hands were everywhere.”
- Rachel Crooks, who was a receptionist in 2005, told the Times she introduced herself to Trump in near an elevator in Trump Tower, and after shaking her hand he wouldn’t let go, and “kissed me directly on the mouth.”
- Natasha Stoynoff, a writer for People magazine, said in an article published late Oct. 12 that Trump ushered her into a private room at his Palm Beach estate under the guise of a house tour, and “within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat.”
- In a 1992 Entertainment Tonight Christmas special that resurfaced on Oct. 12, Trump is seen calling to a group of young girls in puffy winter coats going up an escalator in Trump Tower. When one turns around, he tells the the camera, “I’ll be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?”
Assuming there are no overlaps between the anonymous Buzzfeed and Guardian sources, that’s 11 accusations of assault, inappropriate conduct, or harassment by Trump in just 24 hours. Trump’s campaign has threatened to sue the New York Times for reporting the Crooks and Leeds accusations, calling them “libelous” and politically motivated:
It also told CBS News that Dixon’s were “baseless,” and People that the attack “never happened,” but did not respond to Buzzfeed, the Palm Beach Post, or the Guardian.
On Oct. 13, a new report was published detailing Trump’s inappropriate comments to young teens:
- The Los Angeles Times unearthed a 1992 news report in which Trump is quoted saying to two 14-year-old girls who were singing carols in a youth choir “Wow! Just think—in a couple of years I’ll be dating you.”
On Oct. 14, two more women have come forward accusing Trump of sexual assault:
- In an article in the Washington Post, Kristin Anderson, a photographer living in North Carolina, said Trump assaulted her in the early 1990s at in a Manhattan nightspot, putting his hand under her skirt after sneaking next to her on a couch. Though she hadn’t spoken about this publicly, Anderson, who was in her early twenties at the time of the incident, had recounted the story several times—two women interviewed by the Washington Post confirmed having heard about it from Anderson.
- In a press conference Summer Zervos, a former contestant in The Apprentice, said Donald Trump assaulted her after the show in 2007 in a Beverly Hills hotel where they had met to discuss career opportunities for her. The woman, who said she was moved to speak up after watching the Access Hollywood tape, said Trump groped and kissed her without her consent in at least two occasions, and shared details about the encounters.
On Oct. 16, they were joined by another woman:
- Cathy Heller told The Guardian she was visiting Trump’s Palm Beach resort in 1997 when he “grabbed her, went for a kiss, and grew angry with her as she twisted away.”