A second girl who had accused Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster of groping her has revealed her id and repeated the allegations.

Herbster, a Republican, allegedly groped eight ladies from 2017 to this 12 months, the Nebraska Examiner reported earlier this month.

Republican state Sen. Julie Slama was the primary of them to publicly reveal her id. She described the alleged actions at a Republican dinner in 2019 as “one of the most traumatizing things I’ve ever been by.”

On Friday, Elizabeth Todsen, a former Nebraska legislative assistant, came forward to the Examiner, permitting her identify for use, and stated she was groped by Herbster on the identical dinner.

When the Republican megadonor greeted the folks at Todsen’s desk, she stated, Herbster’s “hand went to my butt. It was a seize.”

“At that time, I attempted to push away, however I couldn’t. It was like he knew that I couldn’t say something,” she stated.

Todsen stated she sat there, shocked, grappling with what had occurred. “All I may take into consideration [was] … ‘How do you assist this man?’” she stated.

“For years I’ve struggled with an experience I had with Charles W. Herbster,” Todsen stated in a press release supplied by her legal professional to different media.

“This resolution to return ahead with my story has been extraordinarily tough as a result of my concern of repercussions from Charles W. Herbster, a strong voice in Nebraska politics. However after occupied with this for years now, I do know that it’s time that Nebraskans know in regards to the horrible actions,” she added.

Herbster, a company CEO with no political expertise who has been endorsed by Donald Trump, has denied all of the claims, insisting they’re a part of a smear marketing campaign to maintain him out of elected workplace.

“We’re going to stick by our statement that Charles 100% denies these allegations,” Herbster’s marketing campaign spokeswoman, Emily Novotny, informed the Examiner, referring to Todsen’s allegations.

Herbster has sued Slama for defamation; she has countersued for sexual battery. An aide stated Herbster additionally plans to sue Todsen and anybody else who comes ahead.

Todsen has hailed Slama’s braveness for talking out and known as her a job mannequin for different ladies in comparable conditions.

Slama lauded Todsen’s resolution to return ahead.

“I’m so grateful for Elizabeth’s bravery in coming ahead, even within the face of unimaginable threats and strain from Charles Herbster and his supporters to stay silent,” Slama stated. “Charles Herbster is a predator, and I stand with all of his victims, identified and unknown.”

All 13 feminine state senators within the Nebraska Legislature, together with 5 Republicans, issued a press release earlier this month condemning the “extremely credible, corroborated allegations.”

“Sexual assault is despicable and damaging,” the senators stated. “This isn’t a query of politics — it’s an issue of character and basic human decency.”