A woman who accused President Donald Trump last year of groping her on a flight over 30 years ago told NBC host Megyn Kelly that he later called her a “c**t” when she saw him again several years later.
Leeds, 74, told The Times that she was moved to first class on a flight to New York where she was seated next to Trump.
About 45 minutes after the plane took off, she said, Trump lifted his armrest and started touching her.
Leeds said Trump groped her breasts and tried to push his hand up her skirt.
“He was like an octopus,” she told The Times. “His hands were everywhere.”
She said she fled to the back of the airplane.
“It was an assault,” she said.
Leeds, who was 38 at the time, said that she did not complain to the airline staff because she endured a number of similar incidents with men while working as a traveling businesswoman at a paper company.
“We accepted it for years,” she said. “We were taught it was our fault.”
Speaking with Kelly alongside two other Trump accusers Monday, Leeds recalled that several years after the incident she moved to New York and went to work for the Humane Society.
She ran into Trump at a fundraising event at Saks Fifth Avenue, where she was tasked with handing out seating assignments.
“At that point, I had been in the city long enough to read about the Trump family and some of the gossip that was going around and I recognized him immediately as the guy on the plane,” Leeds told Kelly before adding that Trump told her, “I remember you. You were that c*nt woman from the airplane.”
Samantha Holvey, a former Miss USA pageant contestant who accused Trump of sexual harassment, told Kelly that it was “painful” watching Trump be elected after more than a dozen women accused him of sexual assault and misconduct.
“Women who have lived through this!” she told Kelly. “Everyone has their own story of a man touching them inappropriately. Men, multiple men, this isn’t an incident that happens once in a blue moon this happens daily to women. And for them not to say, ‘You know, that’s wrong. I don’t support that. I’m not voting for that. I don’t want that person to be leading my country.’ That was so painful.”
Holvey said she hopes that the public will reexamine the allegations against Trump in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
“We’re private citizens, and for us to put ourselves out there to try and show America who this man is and especially how he views women, and for them to say ‘meh, we don’t care,’ it hurts,” Holvey said. “And so now it’s just like alright, let’s try round two. The environment’s different. Let’s try again.”
Watch the interview below: