Melania Trump says women “need evidence” to claim sexual assault

First Lady Melania Trump, Photo Date: 7/6/17 / Photo: Andrea Hanks / White House / (MGN)
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(KWQC) – First lady Melania Trump says in a new interview with ABC News that someone who makes a sexual misconduct accusation needs “to have really hard evidence” before doing so.

"I do stand with women, but we need to show the evidence. You cannot just say to somebody, “I was sexually assaulted,” or, “You did that to me,” because sometimes the media goes too far, and the way they portray some stories it's, it's not correct, it's not right," Trump said.

CNN reports during the 2016 presidential campaign, at least 13 women accused then-presidential candidate Donald Trump of both sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Melania Trump at that time, in 2016, told CNN's Anderson Cooper “every assault should be taken care of in a court of law. And to accuse, no matter who it is, a man or a woman, without evidence is damaging and unfair."

While traveling in Egypt last week, the first lady would not say if she believed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey-Ford.

"I will move on that and I think that all the victims they need -- we need to help all the victims no matter what kind of abuse they had, but I am against any kind of abuse or violence," she said.