At least five former-beauty queens are coming forward saying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump entered their change rooms while they were naked.
Trump, the Republican candidate and former owner of the Miss USA pageant, bragged about barging into the beauty contestents change rooms when they were naked on Howard Stern’s talk show in 2005.
“I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed and ready and everything else,” he told Stern. “And you know, no men are anywhere. And I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant.”
“You know they’re standing there with no clothes. Is everybody OK? And you see these incredible looking women. And so I sort of get away with things like that.”
Now five people who competed in two different beauty competitions are confirming his claim.
The 2001 Miss Arizona told CBS 2 she remembers him “strolling right in” to the Miss USA pageant change room that year.
“Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half-naked changing into our bikinis,” Tasha Dixon said.
“There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Other girls were naked.”
Four other women told Buzzfeed News that he also walked into the change room during a Miss Teen USA show.
“I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here,’” said 1997-Miss Vermont Teen Mariah Billado in an interview with Buzzfeed.
Three others also remembered the incident, but asked to remain anonymous. One of them called it “shocking” and “creepy,” according to the news site.
But 11 other women told Buzzfeed they didn’t remember the incident, and some said they didn’t think he could have been in the change room.
“There were so many chaperones I can’t even fathom,” one said.
“These were teenage girls,” another said. “If anything inappropriate had gone on, the gossip would have flown.”
Neither Trump nor his campaign have commented on the allegations.