A former aide to President Donald Trump has been accused of sexual assault, and she has claimed she had sex with the president during the presidential campaign.
The allegations have been made by Rachel Crooks, who claimed she worked as a special assistant to the president and was part of a team that developed and released a dossier on Trump that allegedly detailed his sexual habits and predatory behavior toward women.
Trump has vehemently denied the allegations.
Trump and Crooks met at the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in January 2016, and they have been dating since the election.
Crooks told The Associated Press in a statement on Friday that she had “been a special aide to the President for over a year” and was with him for the first time at Mar-a-Lago on June 17, 2017.
“I did not have any improper relationship with Mr. Trump,” she said.
“At no time did I ever solicit or receive any inappropriate or inappropriate behavior from Mr. Donald Trump.”
The AP also reported that Crooks has claimed that she met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the White House on July 7, 2017, and that they talked about how to influence the 2016 election.
But in an interview with The New York Times published last week, Crooks denied meeting with Putin at Mar theLago and said that she never met with him at the Kremlin.
Trump denied having any improper relationships with Crooks during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday, claiming that he had “never met her.”
“I had no improper contact with her, she was not a sex slave, she has no business there.
She was there with her husband,” Trump said.”
I think she was in Russia to make a very large deal with the Russians, to get the Russian government to help her.
And then, after she got there, she got very, very, nice treatment and a very good life there.
It’s like she never existed.””
There is nothing wrong with her,” Trump continued.
“And it was a very, like she didn’t exist, there is nothing improper about her.”
Asked if Crooks had spoken with him or his advisers during the campaign, Trump said, “I don’t know.”
“She has no idea.
I know she was there, I know that she was very nice, very nice,” he said.