The New York Post has an article up which quotes an alleged eyewitness named Anthony Gilberthorpe who says he was on the same flight as Donald Trump and Jessica Leeds (the woman in the NYT article) and he says Trump did not grope her.

From the New York Post:

Donald Trump’s campaign says a British man is countering claims that the GOP presidential nominee groped a woman on a cross-country flight more than three decades ago.

The man says he was sitting across from the accuser and contacted the Trump campaign because he was incensed by her account — which is at odds with what he witnessed.

“I have only met this accuser once and frankly cannot imagine why she is seeking to make out that Trump made sexual advances on her. Not only did he not do so (and I was present at all times) but it was she that was the one being flirtatious,” Anthony Gilberthorpe said in a note provided to The Post by the Trump campaign.

In an exclusive interview arranged by the campaign, Gilberthorpe said he was on the flight — in either 1980 or 1981— where Jessica Leeds claimed Trump groped her.

According to the article, Gilberthorpe contacted the Trump campaign and the Trump campaign made him available to the New York Post. But, did team Trump vet this guy? At all?

Apparently Gilberthorpe was in the news in 2014 when he claimed to have “procured” boys “for sex parties with high ranking British politicians”:

The New York Post even used the same image for its article that ran in the Mirror when Gilberthorpe made headlines in 2014:

From the Mirror:

Senior Tory cabinet ministers were supplied with underage boys for sex parties, it is sensationally claimed.

Former Conservative activist Anthony Gilberthorpe said he told Margaret Thatcher 25 years ago about what he had witnessed and gave her names of those involved.

His allegations that he saw top Tories having sex with boys comes after David Cameron launched a Government inquiry into claims of a cover-up.

Anthony, 52, said: “I am prepared to speak to the inquiry. I believe I am a key witness.”

Trawling seedy streets during a Tory conference, Gilberthorpe says he was asked to find underage rent boys for a private sex party at a top hotel.

Does Kellyanne Conway really think this will help her candidate?

Update. This is the big evidence they were talking about?

Update 2. More fabulist accusations against Gilberthorpe:

Update 3. More witnesses to come:

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