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Watch Trump Accuser Corroborate Stormy Daniels' Story in Live Appearance with Prominent Feminist Lawyer

The adult film actor Jessica Drake said she's coming forward now because "women deserve to be heard and believed."

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Jessice Drake, an adult film actor who has accused President Donald Trump of kissing her without her consent and offering her money for sex, came forward in her first live interview Monday to support Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels.

Clifford, who is also an adult film actor, has said she had an affair with the president in 2006, a story that he denies. She also says that she was once threatened by a man she didn't know to keep quiet about the affair. Clifford was later paid $130,000 to sign a nondisclosure agreement about her relationship with Trump ahead of the 2016 election, and she is now suing to be released from that contract.

Drake told MSNBC's Ari Melber that she can corroborate much of Clifford's story. Drake was accompanied by Gloria Allred, a prominent feminist attorney.

"I'm speaking out now not only to support Stormy but because women deserve to be heard and believed," she said. 

She says she was with Clifford and Trump when the affair first began.

"I was actually present in the room where we were first with Donald, in the hotel room, in Lake Tahoe," she said. Clifford kept Drake up to date about her relationship with Trump, she said. She also said that Clifford later told her multiple times about the threat she received.

In addition, Drake said that the president kissed her without her consent and said he would pay her $10,000 to come up to his room, which she assumed was a request for sex.

Melber noted that this would contradict the president's own words, as recorded by former FBI Director James Comey, that he would never pay for sex. Separately, a dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent says that Trump was recorded by the Russians engaging with prostitutes at a hotel in Moscow, a recording which the Kremlin has allegedly used to blackmail Trump.

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Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.