US lawyer says Supreme Court justice groped her: report

A US lawyer has accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of making unwanted sexual advances in 1999, a charge he vigorously denied, the National Law Journal reported Thursday. Moira Smith revealed her allegations on Facebook on October 7, the same day The Washington Post released a 2005 videotape that showed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump boasting in lewd terms about how he could grope women without their consent because he was a celebrity. Smith, 23 at the time, said in her Facebook post that Thomas grabbed her buttocks and squeezed them several times at a dinner party at the home of her boss in Falls Church, Virginia, near Washington.

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