The U.S. Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has threatened lawsuits against women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, hours after the 11th accuser emerged.
Trump used what was billed as a major policy address on his election fortunes to threaten those who accused him of sexual harassment.
According to the Guardian, porn star Jessica Drake is 11th woman to allege Donald Trump sexual misconduct.
Speaking in Pittsburgh, his rival Hilary Clinton turned her focus on to the incumbent Republican Pennsylvania senator Pat Toomey, who faces a tough re-election fight against Democrat Katie McGinty.
Clinton boosted the challenger while criticizing Toomey, who has yet to say if he will vote for Trump in November.
Later, Clinton told reporters: “As we’re traveling in these last 17 days, we’re going to be emphasizing the importance of electing Democrats down the ballot.”
In Gettysburg, a stone’s throw from the site of the bloodiest battle in American history, Trump showed new venom as he attacked the women who have accused him of groping and inappropriate sexual advances.
“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign, total fabrication,” Trump said of the 10 women who had then come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct, hours before an 11th, Jessica Drake, spoke at a press conference in Los Angeles.
“The events never happened,” Trump added. “All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”
Speaking to a crowd who had been invited to hear a major policy speech, he added: “It was probably the [Democratic National Committee] and the Clinton campaign that put forward these liars with these fabricated stories.”
Later, speaking to reporters on her campaign plane, with running mate Tim Kaine at her side, Clinton said: “That is just not accurate.”
“I saw where our opponent Donald Trump went to Gettysburg, one of the most extraordinary places in American history, and basically said if he’s president he’ll spend his time suing women who have made charges against him based on his behaviour.
“Tim and I are going to keep talking about what we want to do if we’re given the great honor of serving as president and vice-president.”
The accusations against Trump have been made after the release earlier this month of a 2005 recording of him bragging about grabbing women by the genitalia and trying to “fuck” a married woman.
Trump subsequently apologized and, when questioned by moderator Anderson Cooper in the second presidential debate, denied that he had ever actually engaged in such behavior. Women have since come forward to challenge that claim.
Drake, a 42-year-old porn star and sex educator, said on Saturday that Trump hugged her and kissed on the lips without permission at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe “10 years ago”. She also said Trump offered her $10,000 to return to his hotel room alone.
Drake appeared at a press conference with the lawyer Gloria Allred, who released to the press a picture of Drake with Trump at the golf event.