Salma Hayek’s Donald Trump story echoes the many accusations of sexual impropriety heaped on the GOP candidate since he launched his 2016 presidential campaign, as reported by Mirror.
During an interview with El Show del Mandril on Radio Centro 93.9, Hayek claimed that Trump leaked a false story about her after she repeatedly turned him down for a date way back when she was just making a name for herself as an actress.
“When I met that man, I had a boyfriend and he tried to get his friend to get my home telephone number,” the Oscar-winning actress said of Trump.
“He got my number and he would call me to invite me out,” Hayek added.
Salma Hayek said that Donald felt so slighted by the rejections that it prompted him to leak a false story about her to a tabloid newspaper.
“He wouldn’t say he called, but someone told the National Enquirer,” the Frida actress said.
“Someone told the National Enquirer — I’m not going to say who because you know that whatever he wants to come out, comes out in the National Enquirer. It said that he wouldn’t go out with me, because I was too short.”
Following the leaked story’s publication, Trump continued calling her on the phone and leaving her voice mails, said Hayek.
Salma claimed that Trump contacted her again to try to convince her that everything the magazine said about her is false, which she said was an alibi to lure her into a date.
“He thought that I would try to go out with him so people wouldn’t think that’s why he wouldn’t go out with me,” Salma added.
Hayek said that she was happily involved in a relationship with another man when Trump made advances on her. Donald befriended her boyfriend just so he can have her phone number, according to Hayek.
In July 2015, Hayek, a staunch Hillary Clinton endorser and supporter, talked about Trump’s controversial take on immigration.
“I’m aware that he would say anything to attract attention and create the publicity around him,” she said. “If something generates publicity, I would never be surprised about anything he does,” admitting that she refuses to “say his name.”
Hayek openly deplored Trump’s statement in which he said that he’d build a wall to prevent illegal Mexican immigrants from entering the U.S. and block the money being sent to Mexico from the U.S. if the country doesn’t pay for the barrier.
“That’s gravely serious,” she said. “People don’t know about this.”
“Even if you’re here legally, a U.S. citizen, you wouldn’t be able to send money,” Salma said during the radio interview.
Salma has lambasted Trump many times in the past. Last year, the Mexican actress posted a photograph of herself wearing a piñata modeled after the GOP candidate.
“An American Friend gave me this Donald piñata as a Christmas gift. What should I do with it?'” Salma captioned the Instagram photo.
Last August, the actress made an appearance on James Corden’s The Late Late Show, in which Salma Hayek implored Trump to educate himself about the realities of the immigrant population in America and then suggesting he read the book U.S. History for Dummies, as reported by Hollywood Reporter.
“I don’t understand why this bully has to insult all immigrants. Everybody in this country is in an immigrant.
“Mr. Trump, I recommend to you to read this book. I will gladly lend you my copy.”
Earlier this month, Salma was featured in a Spanish-language PSA urging Latinos to cast their vote next month.
Hayek, who starred in many big Hollywood movies including Desperado, Frida, and Wild Wild West, has an estimated net worth of $85 million. Her husband, French businessman and Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault, has a net worth of $12.9 billion.
Ten other women besides Hayek accused Trump of sexual misconduct after rejecting his sexual advances repeatedly. Last Friday, an 11th woman, who is yet to be named, claimed that Trump made unwanted sexual advances on her.
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