Donald Trump: More women come forward alleging they were sexually assaulted by Republican candidate

'If there is an unwanted or unconsented to touching of a person’s intimate parts such as the genital areas or a woman’s breasts, that could constitute a sexual assault'

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Civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred says she has been contacted by more women claiming they were sexually harassed or abused by Donald Trump.

Ms Allred said she had been contacted by women before and after a recording of him boasting about grabbing and kissing women surfaced.

She is noted for taking on high-profile cases such as Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski.

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"If there is an unwanted or unconsented to touching of a person’s intimate parts such as the genital areas or a woman’s breasts, that could constitute a sexual assault or a sexual battery," she told Gothamist on Monday.

She added: "I am disgusted by what Donald Trump said and admitted that he had done on that video. An apology is not enough."

The lawyer declined to give any further information about the women's claims and did not disclose how many women had contacted her.

Last week, Ms Allred released a statement calling on Mr Trump to release his employees and former employees from non-disclosure clauses.

"We need a President who respects the rights of women in the workplace not someone who creates a hostile and sexist environment for women who work and not someone like Mr. Trump who believes pregnancy is an inconvenience for employers; and who enables sexism.

"I call on Donald Trump to release all of his employees and former employees from their non-disclosure clauses so that they can tell the public what they suffered when they had the unfortunate experience of working for Donald Trump, and I urge him to promise not to retaliate against them if they tell the truth."

Her allegations come amid speculation there are more recordings of Mr Trump making lewd comments.

Mr Trump and his companies have been accused of sexual harassment and gender discrimination at least 20 times.

Out of 130 employment cases, 20 involved complains from women who described a culture of sexual harassment dating back to the early 1980s.

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