According to Zervos, the alleged harassment caused her pain and anguish, and her rejection of Trump's overtures cost her a job with the formerThe Apprentice star's The Trump Organization company.
"He treated me as if I was an object to be hit upon... you do not have a right to treat women as sexual objects just because you are a star," Zervos said as she held back tears during a Friday press conference held in Los Angeles, where she currently resides.
Zervos, who was the first contestant fired by Trump on Season 5 of The Apprentice, is one of eight women who have now publicly come forward this week and alleged Trump has treated her with inappropriate sexual conduct in the past.
Zervos said she detailed her story with attorney Gloria Allred at her side because she feels it's "her duty" to speak out after Trump had publicly denied ever engaging in the type of sexual misconduct he was recorded boasting about during a recently uncovered2005 interview with Access Hollywood during Sunday night's U.S. presidential debate with Hillary Clinton.
After getting fired on The Apprentice, Zervos said she still had the "utmost admiration" for Trump and still wanted to work for his organization. So in 2007, the blonde beauty traveled to New York for a social obligation and contacted his office to see if they could meet for lunch.
She said Trump couldn't have lunch but asked Zervos to come by his office.
"When I arrived, he kissed me on the lips. I was surprised but felt that, perhaps, it was just his form of greeting," Zervos said, adding that Trump was extremely "complimentary" about her intelligence, looks and "set of balls."
Trump allegedly said he'd love to have Zervos work for him and he'd contact her the next time he was in Los Angeles.
"I felt as though my dream of working for Mr. Trump might come true. As I was about to leave, he, again, kissed me on the lips. This made me feel nervous and embarrassed. This is not what I wanted or expected... I left hurriedly," Zervos insisted.
Because she was upset, Zervos talked about the incident with friends and family, but everyone determined she shouldn't perceive Trump's behavior as anything but a form of greeting.
Trump allegedly called Zervos multiple times after that meeting and referred to her as his "O.C. Angel." She said Trump asked her several days later to meet him at the Beverly Hills Hotel so they could have dinner together.
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Although she assumed they'd enjoy dinner at a restaurant, Zervos said, "Instead I was taken to a bungalow." When she entered, Trump shouted a greeting from a bedroom to her left and she "saw Mr. Trump's clothes on the bed."
Trump allegedly emerged about 15 minutes later in a suit and began kissing Zervos "open-mouthed as he was pulling me towards him."
Zervos attempted to make conversation, but she claimed Trump asked her to sit next to him.
"I complied. He then grabbed my shoulder, began kissing me again very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast," Zervos said, adding that Trump then tried to lead her into the bedroom but she refused.
Zervos claimed Trump asked her to watch television and attempted to embrace her but she pushed him away and said, "'Come on, man, get real...' He repeated those words back to me, 'Get real,' as he began thrusting his genitals."
Trump allegedly tried to kiss her again, but she rejected him and said, "Dude, you're tripping right now," making it clear she "wasn't interested."
After Trump allegedly got the hint Zervos only wanted to talk business, he grew frustrated and had dinner -- a club sandwich for them to share -- delivered to the bungalow. He then spoke to her in a very professional manner, according to Zervos.
She said they spoke about a mortgage loan on her home and he shared information about how he once maneuvered getting out of debt by choosing to default on the loan and advised her to do the same. Following further instructions, Trump asked her to meet him at his golf course the next day. She wondered if his sexual advances were some type of test -- and if she had passed.
Zervos therefore still decided to go through with her job pursuit, so she met Trump at the golf course in Palos Verdes. She claims he introduced her to the general manager, who then gave her a tour, but then she never saw Trump again.
Zervos received a phone call from Trump checking up on her financial situation days later, and then the general manager offered her a job at the golf course for half the salary Trump had allegedly promised her.
"I called Mr. Trump and told him that I was upset and felt I was being penalized for not sleeping with him. Mr. Trump said that he was golfing and could not discuss it at that time..." Zervos said.
"Even though Mr. Trump sexually harassed me, I still wanted a job within the Trump Organization."
Zervos felt she'd be hired solely on merit after turning down a sexual relationship with Trump, who then asked her to send a letter detailing jobs she'd feel best suited for within the company.
However, Trump subsequently gave her "the run around," allegedly said he never received the letter and then went on to explain he could not afford to hire her due to thousands of company layoffs.
Zervos said she moved on from the situation and felt no resentment towards Trump, but once he decided to run for president and she was ambushed with questions about his character, she determined she wanted an apology to relieve the "pain and anguish" she was feeling.
Zervos contacted Trump's secretary in April 2016 and asked if she could reconnect with the presidential nominee, following that up with an email to his assistant. Zervos wrote in the email she had been "incredibly hurt" by their "previous interaction" because getting a job under him meant the world to her.
Trump never replied, according to Zervos.
Zervos revealed in the press conference that Trump treated her like "an object to be hit upon."
"Mr. Trump, today I feel like you were interested in me only because you wanted to have a sexual relationship with me, and no other reason," Zervos announced.
Allred added on behalf of her client at the press conference that Zervos is "deeply disappointed, hurt and embarrassed by the way [Trump] treated her."