Nashville woman and former 'Apprentice' contestant talks about her time with Trump
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - A Nashville woman who was on “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump in 2006 is speaking out about her experience with the billionaire.
Charmaine Hunt goes into great detail about what Trump was like during her time on season five of the show.
Hunt hung around for 10 weeks and had a one-on-one meeting with Trump in New York.
Over the past 10 days, at least five women have accused Trump of groping them.
Jessica Leeds alleges Trump groped her.
"His hands were all over me, he started encroaching in my space," Leeds said.
Trump denies all of the allegations and says he's a victim of one of the "great political smear campaigns in the history of our country."
Meanwhile, Hunt says Trump was always professional with her.
"My experience was different than some other people; he was very professional, he was very courteous, I really enjoyed it,” Hunt said. “I was on the show and around him for at least six weeks sort of consistently."
The former "Apprentice" contestant lived in Nashville when she got picked for the show and returned to the mid-state when her run ended.
"A few months after the show finished airing, his office called me and asked me to come to New York, because he wanted to meet with me and offer me a job with his organization,” Hunt said. “I flew to New York and met him in his office. I remember sitting in the waiting room and getting called in, it was very surreal. It was the first interaction I had with him one on one, with no cameras around.
"When I went in with him to meet in his office, it was just him. I did extend my hand for a handshake and sort of did the handshake, but kind of a side hug, too, but it was nothing that made me at all uncomfortable.
"It was only probably a five-minute meeting, and he told me he was very pleased with my performance on the show and he wanted to talk to me about coming to work for his organization."
Hunt turned down the opportunity, because her father had been seriously ill. But she says Trump understood and encouraged her to call him back when her situation improved.
Hunt, who now runs a brand-new personal assistant franchise called Lifesquire Nashville, wouldn't share whom she's voting for come Nov. 8.