Miss Arizona USA: Trump was backstage as women changed clothes

Tasha Dixon's account of Donald Trump at 2001 Miss Universe. Former beauty pageant contestants speak out.

Less than a week after the leak of a 2005 recording of Donald Trump speaking about touching women without their permission, a former Miss Arizona USA has made other accusations about Trump crossing boundaries with women.

According to a story from KCBS in Los Angeles, Tasha Dixon said Trump, who used to own the Miss USA, Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA pageants, would walk around backstage in rooms where women were changing clothes.

"Our first introduction to him was when we were at the dress rehearsal and half-naked changing into our bikinis,” Dixon told the station. “He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Other girls were naked.”

Trump, now the Republican nominee for president, spoke on "The Howard Stern Show" in 2005, making statements that lined up with Dixon's account from the 2001 pageant.

CNN posted a story last weekend that included the audio recording from the Stern show.

"Well, I'll tell you the funniest is that before a show, I'll go backstage and everyone's getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant and therefore I'm inspecting it," Trump said. "You know, I'm inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good."

"You know, the dresses. 'Is everyone OK?' 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. But no, I've been very good," he added.

Mariah Billado, a former Miss Vermont Teen USA, told BuzzFeed she thought Trump's presence backstage was "more of a pompous 'I own this place' rather than a perverted thing."

Copyright 2016 KPNX


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