Donald Trump denies forcibly kissing woman in 2006

US President Donald Trump has been accused of forcibly kissing a woman just over a decade ago - an accusation he has labelled "false" and insists "never happened".

Rachel Crooks, a secretary working for another company in Trump Tower, told The Washington Post Mr Trump repeatedly kissed her in an elevator just moments after she introduced herself.

Ms Crooks said he immediately took her face in his hands, and "started kissing me on one cheek, then the other cheek" on January 11, 2006.

"He was talking to me in between kisses, asking where I was from, or if I wanted to be a model," she explained.

"He wouldn't let go of my hand, and then he went right in and started kissing me on the lips."

Mr Trump has since denied the accusation, after The Washington Post wrote a stand-alone article about her accusations and featured it on its front page.

"A woman I don't know and, to the best of my knowledge, never met, is on the front page of the fake news Washington Post saying I kissed her (for two minutes yet) in the lobby of Trump Tower 12 years ago. Never happened!" he wrote in a Twitter post.

"Who would do this in a public space with live security cameras running. Another false accusation.

"Why doesn't The Washington Post report the story of the women taking money to make up stories about me? One had her home mortgage paid off. Only Fox News so reported... doesn't fit the mainstream media narrative."

Ms Crooks said Mr Trump was just the second man to have ever kissed her.

Her accusation is not new - it was first raised in 2016, as part of a New York Times article detailing more than a dozen different sexual misconduct claims released during Mr Trump's presidential campaign.

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