U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says women accusing him of groping them are lying as more come forward. Paul Chapman reports.
U.S. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump is unequivocal in his denials of sexual misconduct. He says the women accusing him of groping are lying, part of a bid by his rivals and Liberal media to damage his campaign. Two more have now come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. Summer Zervos, a contestant on Trump's reality show 'The Apprentice', alleges she was unwillingly kissed and touched by Trump in 2007. (SOUNDBITE)(English) SUMMER ZERVOS SAYING: "After hearing the released audio tapes and your denials during the debate I felt that I had to speak out about your behaviour. You do not have the right to treat women as sexual objects just because you are a star." The Trump campaign's been scrambling to recover after the release of a 2005 video in which he brags about groping woman and making unwanted sexual advances. Despite the row Trump supporters at this rally in North Carolina were undeterred. (SOUNDBITE)(English) SANDRA BRADY, TRUMP SUPPORTER, SAYING: "They're just trying to find something to bring up on him." (SOUNDBITE)(English) RICH CHENERY, TRUMP SUPPORTER, SAYING: "I think it's going to get rougher for Hillary, I think Donald's going to come out with some hard hitting just truths that you either see it or you don't." (SOUNDBITE)(English) UNIDENTIFIED TRUMP SUPPORTER, SAYING: "Well, he apologised, you can't do anything more than that." Opinion polls show Trump trailing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. A Reuters/Ipsos taken during October 7-13 put Clinton seven percentage points ahead.