Donald Trump’s sexual assault controversy keeps getting bigger and more sensational. Last week, adult film star and director Jessica Drake became at least the 11th women to come forward with accusations that Trump inappropriately touched her without permission. When his unwanted physical advances failed to win her over, Trump resorted to offering Drake $10,000 to spend the evening with him, according to Drake as reported by CNN.
The encounter took place 10 years ago, while Drake was working for an adult film company named Wicked Pictures, according to a TMZ video of a statement regarding the incident that Drake gave to a press conference earlier this week. You can watch the video below.
Drake was at Wicked’s promotional booth at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe when she met Trump. The two flirted, and Trump asked Drake for her phone number, which she gave him. Trump called Drake later that evening and invited her to his suite in the hotel he was staying at.
Drake didn’t feel comfortable going alone, so she invited two female friends to go with her.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 23, 2016
“When we entered the room, he grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission,” Drake recalls in the video.
Trump proceeded to ask Drake for “details” about her work in the adult film business and asked each of the women about their current relationship status.
Trump was dressed in pajamas, of course, and a bodyguard was present.
Drake and her friends left Trump’s suite about 30 to 45 minutes after arriving, according to her statement.
However, after Drake returned to her room, she received a call from a man speaking on Trump’s behalf, perhaps the bodyguard. He informed her that Trump wished she would return to his room. She declined.
Then she received a second call. This time from Donald Trump himself. He asked her to have dinner with him in his room or to attend a party with him.
When both of those offers failed to entice Drake, Trump simply but boldly asked, “What do you want? How much?”
Drake declined that offer as well.
After that, according to Drake, she received yet a third phone call “from either Donald or a male calling on his behalf.” She was offered $10,000 to spend the night with Trump. When she once again refused, giving the excuse that she had to return to L.A. in the morning, she was then also offered a flight home on Trump’s private jet.
Trump was married to Melania at the time of the alleged incident.
#11 emerges….the threat to sue apparently isn’t working https://t.co/oRu8DvTAen
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) October 22, 2016
The Donald Trump campaign adamantly denied all of Jessica Drake’s accusations of sexual assault and solicitation. They released a statement countering the claims, which is available on CNN‘s website.
“This story is 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.”
Trump has been dogged by claims of sexual assault since a 2005 video of him boasting about grabbing and kissing women without their permission was released in early October. Trump and his campaign have denied all the allegations.
With Jessica Drake adding yet another accusation to the growing list, it seems Donald Trump’s sexual assault problems won’t be going away anytime soon.
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