Was the Miss Universe contestant Trump called 'Miss Piggy' the getaway driver in a 1997 murder?

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The Trump campaign is firing back at former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, claiming that she was once the getaway driver in a 1997 murder in South America.

Read: Who Is Alicia Machado? Miss Universe Who Trump Called 'Miss Piggy' Says She'll Vote Hillary

Reports say the woman Trump allegedly called "Miss Piggy" was once suspected of being involved in a drive-by shooting in her native Venezuela in 1997 but no charges were ever brought.

Appearing on Anderson Cooper 360 Tuesday night, the host asked about the accusations.

"There are reports that Trump surrogates tonight have been referencing and been pointing to... about an incident in 1998 in Venezuela where you were accused of driving a getaway car from a murder scene. You were never charged with this. The judge in the case also said you threatened to kill him after he indicted your boyfriend for the attempted murder. I just want to give you a chance to respond these reports," he said.

She replied: "He can say whatever he wants to say. I don't care. You know, I have my past, of course everybody has a past. And I'm no saint girl. But that is not the point now... [Trump] was really rude with me, he tried to destroy my self esteem. And now I'm a voice in the Latin community. I'm in a great moment in my life and I have a very clear life. And I can show my taxes.

SEE: Photos of Machado through the years:

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Alicia Machado, Miss Universe, through the years
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Miss Universe, Venezuela's Alicia Machado, kisses Donald Trump, owner of the Miss Universe pageant, 28 January during her daily fitness workout at a health center in New York. The 19 year-old Machado started a new fitness program after she was criticized for gaining weight after winning the 1996 Miss Universe pageant. She claims to have lost five pounds in three days. AFP PHOTO Jon LEVY (Photo credit should read JON LEVY/AFP/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Alicia Machado at Miss Universe works out event, New York, January 28, 1996. (Photo by Steve Eichner/Getty Images)
Miss Universe 1996, Alicia Machado of Venezuela, (R) is greeted by businessman Donald Trump during a staged workout at a New York gym January 28. Machado is attempting to shed some of the excess weight she has gained since winning her title. Trump, who owns the Miss Universe pageant, sent Machado to a trainer to help with her exercise program. MISS UNIVERSE
Alicia Machado, 19, and representing Venezuela at the 1996 Miss Universe contest, practices her swimsuit pose during reherasals for the pageant at the Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas 15 May. The contest is scheduled to take place 17 May, and 79 women are competing for the 1996 title. AFP PHOTO ho/Miss universe Inc. (Photo credit should read MISS UNIVERSE/ho/AFP/Getty Images)
Miss Venezuela, Alicia Machado, performs in the swimsuit portion of the Miss Universe Pageant in the Aladdin Theater of Performing Arts May 17 in Las Vegas. Nineteen-year-old Machado, who is studying law and business, beat delegates from 80 different countries to capture the crown
Miss Venezula, Alicia Machado, 19, reacts after being named Miss Universe 1996 at the Aladdin Theater of Performing Arts May 17 in Las Vegas. Miss Aruba, Taryn Mansell (R) was first runner-up and Miss Finland, Lola Odusoga was second runner up. Machado, who is studying law and business, beat delegates from 80 different countries to capture the crown
Miss Venezuela, Alicia Machado smiles after winning the 1996 ''Miss Universe'' crown May 17. Nineteen-year-old Machado, a model and first-year law and second-year business administration student will reign as the 4th Miss Universe from Venezuela
Former 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado of Venezuela laughs during the NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the Houston Rockets in Miami, Florida, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Rhona Wise (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL ENTERTAINMENT)
Alicia Machado, Miss Universe 1996, poses for photographs August 20 on the dunes of White Sands National Monument in Las Cruzes, New Mexico. Organizers of the Miss Universe pageant denied they had ordered Machado to shed pounds or else give up her title.
Reigning Miss Universe, Alicia Machado of Venezuela, signs an autograph at a pub in Singapore after attending the Miss Singapore/Universe paegent March 15. Machado will be handing over the Miss Universe title in May to the next winner of the Miss Universe paegent in Miami. SINGAPORE
Miss Universe Alicia Machado, of Venezuela, shares a laugh with Tonight Show host Jay Leno during a taping February 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Tonight Show, usually taped in Burbank, California, is spending the week in Las Vegas. TONIGHT
FILE PHOTO 30JUN96 - Venezuelan beauty queen Alicia Machado, Miss Universe 1996, poses during her visit to Miraflores Presidential Palace after winning the contest. Machado, the reigning Miss Universe, has been told to go on a crash diet or risk losing her crown, Venezuelan beauty contest officials said on Monday. Miss Universe organizers have given Machado just two weeks to lose 27 pounds (12 kg).
Miss Universe 1996, Alicia Machado of Venezuela, poses at a New York gym January 28, before demonstrating the exercises she will perform to loose weight. Machado is attempting to slim down after ballooning to 75 kg (165 lbs). Machado will appear at the Miss USA contest February 5.
Venezuela's former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado (R), talks to Colombian model Nathalia Paris, November 14. Machado, whose reign as Miss Universe was fraught with controversy over her ballooning weight, is in Colombia's Caribbean coast resort of Cartagena as a presenter for the Caracol television network. Twenty three young women from across the country are competing this wekend for the prize title of Miss Colombia, a beauty pageant that each year deflects Colombians' attention from the country's bitter civil conflict and provides them with a touch of glamour. KP/HB/ME
Miss USA, Brook Mahealani Lee, is crowned Miss Universe 1997 by 1996 Miss Universe, Alicia Machado of Venezuela, at the Miami Beach Convention Center May 16. The 26-year-old, from Pearl City, Hawaii, beat out Miss -Venezuela and Miss -Trinidad and Tobago for the crown.
CORAL GABLES, FL - OCTOBER 16: Actress Alicia Machado attends Las 25 Mujeres Mas Poderosas de People en Espanol luncheon at Coral Gables Country Club on October 16, 2014 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for People en Espanol)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Alicia Machado arrives at the Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina at American Airlines Arena on February 16, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado speaks during McDonald's American Challenge 'Go Active' at the McDonald Restaurant on April 20, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images).
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO: Venezuelan Alicia Machado, Miss Universe 1996, offers a press conference 07 November, 2005 in Mexico City to announce that she has signed with Playboy Mexico a contract to pose for photographs in the nude. Machado would be the first former Miss Universe to appear naked in a magazine. AFP PHOTO/Juan BARRETO (Photo credit should read JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 16: Alicia Machado arrives at the Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina at American Airlines Arena on February 16, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 20: Alicia Machado campaigns for Hillary Clinton on August 20, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 20: Alicia Machado campaigns for Hillary Clinton on August 20, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
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Machado, who won the Miss Universe title in 1996, claims Trump accused her of gaining 40 pounds after she took the crown. She told Inside Edition that he once called her "Miss Piggy" and "Miss Housekeeping."

During Monday night's heated debate, Hillary Clinton brought up the situation between the former pageant queen and Trump.

Clinton said: "He called this woman 'Miss Piggy.' Then he called this woman 'Miss Housekeeping,' because she was Latina. She has a name. Her name is Alicia Machado."

In an interview with Inside Edition in May, Machado has blamed Trump's mockery of her weight for causing her eating disorder.

However, Fox News host Megyn Kelly pointed out a 1997 interview Machado gave to The Washington Post in which she said she had bulimia and anorexia before the Miss Universe contest.

Machado told the host that she "never had any problem before the Miss Universe pageant."

In May, Machado told Inside Edition that Trump demanded she lose weight and even took her to a gym in 1997.

Read: Former Miss Universe Accuses Donald Trump of Fat-Shaming: 'He Called Me Miss Piggy'

At the time, Trump said: "She weighed 118 pounds or 117 pounds and she went to 160 or 170. So this is somebody that likes to eat!"

Machado says she was humiliated as a result.

On Fox and Friends Tuesday morning, he did not back down from his past remarks about the former Miss Universe.

"She gained a massive amount of weight and it was a real problem," he said.

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