Megyn Kelly interviews three women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct. These are their stories.

Megyn Kelly interviews three women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct. These are their stories.
NBC host Megyn Kelly interviews three Trump accusers — Rachel Crooks, Samantha Holvey, and Jessica Leeds — about a congressional investigation of the president as a result of their claims. (Image source: Twitter video screenshot)

NBC host Megyn Kelly on Monday interviewed three women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, and in addition to relaying their stories to the daytime host, the women called for a congressional investigation of the president as a result of their claims.

What are the histories of the women?

The three women — Jessica Leeds, Rachel Crooks, and Samantha Holvey — have spoken out about their alleged experiences with Trump in the past.

Leeds, now 75, told the New York Times in 2016 that Trump reportedly wouldn’t keep his hands to himself when they sat near one another during a flight when she was 38 years old.

“He was like an octopus,” she told the Times. “His hands were everywhere.”

Crooks alleged that during a 2005 incident, Trump accosted her in an elevator in New York City’s Trump Tower — where she worked as a receptionist — kissing her on the mouth without her permission.

“It was so inappropriate,” Crooks also told the Times in 2016. “I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that.”

Holvey, a former North Carolina representative in the 2006 Miss USA pageant, alleged that Trump, during a 2006 incident, would physically, visually inspect her and other contestants prior to the competition.

“[It was] the dirtiest I felt in my entire life,” Holvey told CNN in 2016. “He would step in front of each girl and look you over from head to toe like we were just meat, we were just sexual objects, that we were not people.”

What did the women say to Kelly?

On NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today,” Leeds, Crooks, and Holvey further detailed their alleged experiences with Trump.

Holvey recounted her reported experience at the 2006 Miss USA pageant, and noted that in addition to being looked over by Trump, he walked into the dressing rooms when the girls were still scantily clad in robes, waiting to go into wardrobe to be dressed.

Crooks recounted her alleged Trump Tower incident and noted that Trump — whom she was meeting for the first time — continually kissed her on the cheeks and mouth, which she said “devastated” her.

Leeds recounted a flight in the late ’70s where she was on a flight and had been upgraded to first class.

“When his hands started going up my skirt … I managed to wiggle out,” Leeds said.

Leeds told Kelly that she later ended up running into Trump years later working in New York City.

The incident, which reportedly occurred during a fashion event, reportedly saw Trump confront Leeds as being “that woman from the airplane.”

“He called me the worst name ever,” Leeds said, and with Kelly’s help, pointed to the c-word.

Did the White House respond to ‘Megyn Kelly Today’?

The White House, in a statement provided to “Megyn Kelly Today,” said:

These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts, were addressed at length during last year’s campaign, and the American people voiced their judgment by delivering a decisive victory.

The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes and the publicity tour that has begun only further confirms the political motives behind them.

Is there more?

Some of the women who have called for an investigation into the president’s purported actions will be featured in a news conference Monday.

According to the news release, the conference will be hosted by documentary group Brave New Films, a company that released a film about Trump allegations in November.

Trump and the White House have denied these allegations entirely, and have said that the official position on the allegations is that the women are lying.