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Miss USA Contestant Details Unwanted Encounters With Trump

The extensive interview with NBC News adds many new details to an accusation Taggart first made to The New York Times in May

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    Temple Taggart McDowell, who represented Utah as a 21-year-old in the 1997 Miss USA pageant in Shreveport, Louisiana, told NBC News about two encounters similar to the behavior Donald Trump boasted about in a 2005 hot-microphone vide, as a flood of new allegations against the Republican presidential candidate emerged Wednesday. 

    "It was at that time that he turned to me and embraced me and gave me a kiss on the lips," McDowell said. 

    Later, McDowell said, Trump offered to help her get contracts with elite modeling agencies, and during a visit to Trump Tower in Manhattan at Trump's invitation, he again embraced and kissed her on the lips.

    Trump strongly disputed McDowell's claim Wednesday night, telling NBC News that he couldn't remember her. 

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    The extensive interview with NBC News adds many new details to an accusation Taggart first made to The New York Times in May.