Natasha Stoynoff's account of Trump sexual assault now backed by 6 witnesses

Former People magazine contributor Natasha Stoynoff recently went public with her claim that she was sexually assaulted by the GOP Presidential Nominee, Donald Trump.

Trump and his paid toadies on the campaign trail mocked Stoynoff, and questioned her motives. There were no witnesses, Trump said, adding, "She lies! Look at her, I don't think so."

A totally normal thing for an innocent man to say when accused of sexual assault.

"We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat," she wrote.

Six people have now come forward to corroborate Stoynoff's account.

She wasn't lying, they say. It happened. And it happened just like she said it happened.

Six colleagues and close friends who corroborate former PEOPLE writer Natasha Stoynoff's account of being attacked by Donald Trump in 2005 are now coming forward. Among them is a friend who was with Stoynoff when she ran into Melania Trump later in N.Y.C.

The wife of the Republican nominee denies meeting Stoynoff after the attack, but Stoynoff's friend Liza Herz remembers being there during the chance meeting.

"They chatted in a friendly way," Herz, who met Stoynoff in college, says. "And what struck me most was that Melania was carrying a child and wearing heels."

Stoynoff's story, which made national news when it broke last week and is reprinted in this week's issue of PEOPLE, describes a run-in with Trump when she was covering him and pregnant wife Melania on assignment for PEOPLE in December 2005.