“He was like an octopus”
Two women told the New York Times Wednesday that Donald Trump touched them inappropriately, just days after he said during the second presidential debate that while he had made crude remarks about women, he never acted upon them. Similar allegations were also made Wednesday by a woman in the Palm Beach Post, and by a writer for People magazine. The New York Times reports that Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks say they were touched without their consent by the Republican nominee for President. Neither women reported their accounts to authorities or publicly shared their stories — which have not been independently verified by TIME — before speaking with the Times. Leeds, 74, said that more than three decades ago, she sat beside Trump in the first-class cabin of a flight to New York. Trump lifted the armrest about 45 minutes after the plane took off, and began to touch her, grabbing her breasts and attempting to put his hands up her skirt, she said.