Former Miss Arizona Says Trump Would Walk In on 'Half-Naked' Contestants

Tasha Dixon said Donald Trump walked into a dress rehearsal while women were "half-naked" for the Miss USA pageant in 2001.
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As we come on the air tonight, more women coming out to accuse Donald Trump of inappropriate behavior. The allegations range from barging into a dressing room with naked beauty pageant contestants to groping a stranger on a plane. Tonight these women's stories and how the trump campaign is responding in the latest installment of our series on the closing days of this wild election inside the final 30. All right, here's the script for tonight's report. We have all these stories coming out now of Donald Trump being accused by young women of behaving inappropriately. So I'm heading down to our audio booth to record my voice for tonight's piece. One of the accounts coming out is from Tasha Dixon. He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any clothing or anything. Some girls were topless, other girls were naked. Reporter: She was 18 years old at the time and she describes how Donald Trump allegedly walked in on her backstage at the 2001 miss usa pageant which he owned at the time. Our first introduction to him was at dress rehearsal, half naked, changing into bikinis. Reporter: Dixon, the former miss Arizona, said trump seemed to take advantage of the contestants being in a compromised position. To have the owner come waltzing in when we're naked, or half-naked, in a very physically vulnerable position, and then to have the pressure of the people that work for him telling us to go fawn all over him, go walk up to him, talk to him, get his attention. Reporter: Ironically the theme of the pageant that year, empowering women. Donald Trump owned the pageant for the reason to utilize his power to get around beautiful women. Reporter: Dixon says she's speaking out now because of these recently unearthed comments from 2005 on the Howard Stern show trump admitting to pushing the boundaries of his power as the owner of the miss usa beauty pageant. I'll go backstage before a show and everyone's getting dressed and ready. And I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant and therefore I'm inspecting it. Is everyone okay? Inspecting it. Is everybody okay? You see these incredible-looking women. So I sort of get away with things like that. It's Dan Harris. Reporter: Lock-time pageant coach bill Alverson says if these allegations are true this kind of behavior is not typical of beauty contests. So in your view, given your years of experience in this world, how would you characterize these reports about his behavior? If these reports prove to be completely accurate, it's reprehensible to me. These girls change clothes. What a lot of people don't realize is that a lot of girls don't have any undergarments on whatsoever when they wear an evening gown. When you change into a swimsuit if these a swimsuit competition, and there are in his pageants, you have to completely remove your clothing. There's no comprehensible reason why he should be in that room. It equates to me as a peeping Tom. Reporter: Tasha Dixon said when she had her encounter with trump she felt pourlewerless to do anything about it. Who could you complain to? He owns the pageant. Everyone there works for him. Reporter: Some contestants had a different experience with Donald Trump. We spoke with former dis-mississippi, Christie Knox Bowen. We're hearing at least one report about alleged inappropriate behavior by Mr. Trump at that pageant. Did you see anything along those lines? No. Absolutely not. The final night came to the dressing rooms or backstage, even. I don't remember specifically. Just to wish us good luck. Nothing out of the ordinary. It was very professional and nice. If something did take place that the girls would have talked about it. We are still very much in contact with each other through social media and nobody's ever said anything. Reporter: Tonight Donald Trump's campaign responding to miss Arizona's claims saying, these accusations have no merit and have already been disproven by many other individuals who were present. When you see questionable attacks like this magically put out there in the final month of a presidential campaign you have to ask yourself what the political motivations really are and why the media is pushing it. But there is more tonight. Hours ago the "New York Times" posted this video online featuring Jessica Leeds, former businesswoman. She says she sat next to a young Donald Trump on a flight into New York City in the early 1980s. Somehow or another, the armrest in the seat disappeared. And it was a real shock when all of a sudden his hands were all over me. He started encroaching on my space. And I hesitate to use this expression, but I'm going to. And that is, he was like an octopus. It was like he had six arms. He was all over the place. Reporter: Leeds said she did not report trump's alleged behavior to anyone. During the late '60s, '70s, into the '80s, culture had instilled in us it was somehow our fault, the attention we received from men, that we were responsible for their behavior. You didn't complain to the author authorities. You didn't complain to your boss. If something happened to you, you bucked up and went on. Reporter: Leeds does tell the "New York Times" she as Clinton supporter and the trump campaign is out tonight with a statement saying this entire article is fiction and for the New York Times to launch a completely false, coordinated character assassination against Mr. Trump on a topic like this is dangerous. And late tonight sources tell ABC news Donald Trump's team is drafting a lawsuit against the "New York Times" for defamation. Whoa! Yes, the Donald is good! Whoa! Oh my man! Reporter: These new allegations against the Republican nominee come of course on the heels of that now-infamous "Access Hollywood" video that surfaced lasted from. I've got to use some tic-tacs in case I start kissing her. Reporter: Trump has apologized several times and characterized his comments on the tape as locker room talk, denying if Sunday's debate he's guilty of what he described in that video, which would amount to sexual assault. Grab them by the . Do anything. I have tremendous respect for women. Have you ever done those things? No, I have not. Reporter: While Donald Trump is fighting off new allegations tonight, Hillary Clinton is out having tacos. Here she is in Las Vegas. Her campaign is clearly watching these new trump stories very closely and her spokeswoman put out this statement just hours ago. "These reports suggest that he, Donald Trump, lied on the debate stage and that the disgusting behavior he bragged about in the tape is more than just words." Donald Trump is no longer in the beauty pageant business. Last year after making those comments about Mexicans, pageant broadcasters NBC and univision dropped trump, which ultimately forced him to sell the franchise. Here's the thing. With thousands of beauty queens under trump's domain over the years and with 27 days left in this election, people in both campaigns have to be wondering tonight whether there are more shoes to drop. Tonight watch the final presidential debate Wednesday, October 19th, one week from tonight, right here on ABC at 9:00 eastern.

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