Natasha Stoynoff Breaks Her Silence Over Trump Issue
"I am doing okay."
Stoynoff, 51, says in PEOPLE's new issue after exposing that Trump, GOP's nominee, forced his tongue down the writer's throat and pushed her against the wall. This, according to Stoynoff, happened at Trump's mansion in Florida back in December 2005 -11 months after Trump's wedding, while Melania, his then-pregnant wife, was just upstairs.
"Women are talking about this, and they need to," Stoynoff states. "We cannot be silent anymore. I didn't tell my story for politics, I told it for women."
Stoynoff, in her story, remembered taking a trip to Trump's Mar-a-Lago property before the incident happened.
"We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat," she described, adding that Trump also told her, "We're going to have an affair, I'm telling you."
Upon publicly exposing the alleged incident, Trump fervently denied Stoynoff's accusations and even stood during his rally in Florida on Friday that they are "all 100 per cent, totally and completely fabricated".
"She lies! Look at her, I don't think so." When asked for a comment, a spokesperson for Trump previously said, "This never happened. There is no merit or veracity to this fabricated story."
On the other hand, Stoynoff responded through PEOPLE, "I was obviously good-looking enough for him at the time to force-kiss me and insist that we were going to have an affair."
During the previous week, new allegations involving the 70-year-old presidential candidate were unfolded, summing up to a total of ten women accusing Trump of sexually harassing them in the past.
"It's possible he just doesn't remember it," Stoynoff says. "It was over 10 years ago and I assume I am one of many, many women."
Natasha Stoynoff is considered as New York Times' best-selling author with six books to her credit. Most recently, she was a correspondent for PEOPLE magazine for nearly two decades. Before that, she worked as a news reporter/photographer for The Toronto Star, columnist for The Toronto Sun, and freelancer for Time magazine.