The Trump campaign released an email from former The Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos, showing that she hoped to 'reconnect' with the presidential candidate in April 2016, years after her alleged sexual assault.
Zervos held a press conference on Friday with her attorney, claiming that Trump kissed her on the lips, touched her breast and 'thrust his genitals' at her when she met to discuss business opportunities in 2007.
But her cousin John Barry of Mission Viejo, California, accused Zervos of seeking attention at Trump's expense with the allegations, writing she 'had nothing but glowing things to say about [him]' for nearly a decade.
Barry claimed a motive for Zervos' actions, saying she turned on the business tycoon after he snubbed the email from her, dated April 14, 2016.
But Zervos cited the email during the press conference, saying she reached out to confront Trump and give him an 'opportunity to clear the air'.