Adult Film Actress Jessica Drake Says Trump Was Sexually Inappropriate With Her, Offered Money for Sex
Yet another woman has come forward with allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Adult film actress Jessica Drake, who says Trump kissed her without permission and offered her money for sex, is at least the 11th woman to allege sexual misconduct by the candidate.
At a press conference Saturday, accompanied by lawyer Gloria Allred, Drake described meeting Trump at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, California in 2006.
"He flirted with me and invited me to walk along the golf course with him, which I did,” Drake stated. “During that time, he asked me for my phone number, which I gave to him. Later that evening, he invited me to his room. I said I didn't feel right going alone, so two other women came with me."
Drake says things were uncomfortable from the moment they arrived at Trump’s hotel. “He grabbed each of us tightly, in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission," she says.
Trump, who Drake says was dressed “in pajamas,” chatted with the women for about half an hour before the three decided to leave. Once back in her room, Drake says she received calls from both Trump and a representative asking her to “return to his suite and have dinner with him.” She declined both invitations, only to have Trump ask her, “What do you want? How much?”
“After that I received another call from either Donald or a male calling on his behalf, offering me $10,000. I declined again, and once more gave as an excuse that I had to return to Los Angeles for work. I was then told Mr. Trump would allow me the use of his private jet, if only I accepted his invitation.”
The Daily Beast notes that Trump would have been in the first year of his marriage to wife Melania at the time of the alleged encounter.
Drake and Allred also presented a photo of Drake with Trump from the event, which depicts her with the billionaire dressed in typical golf garb. The picture proactively countered a potential Trump contention of having never met Drake, as he has claimed of some other accusers.
The Trump campaign released a statement calling Drake’s version of events “totally false and ridiculous.”
“The picture is one of thousands taken out of respect for people asking to have their picture taken with Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump does not know this person, does not remember this person and would have no interest in ever knowing her. This is just another attempt by the Clinton campaign to defame a candidate who just today is number one in three different polls. Anyone who would pay thugs to incite violence at a rally against American citizens, as was released on video, will stop at nothing. Just another example of the Clinton campaign trying to rig the election."
“I understand that I may be called a liar or an opportunist,” Drake said during the press event, “but I will risk that in order to stand in solidarity with women who share similar accounts that span many, many years.”