An adult entertainer has become the 11th woman to come forward and accuse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of sexual misconduct.
Jessica Drake blasted Trump in a news conference Saturday for his “uncontrollable misogyny” and being “a sexual assault apologist.” She said Trump in 2006 offered her $10,000 and use of his private jet in exchange for sex, but she turned down the offer.
Drake said she had met Trump at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe while she was working for an adult film company, Wicked Pictures.
“He flirted with me and invited me to walk along the golf course with him, which I did,” Drake said at the conference alongside her lawyer Gloria Allred. “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. In the penthouse suite, I met Donald again. When we entered the room, he grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission.”
Drake left, returning to her room. But later that night, she received a phone call from a man calling on Trump’s behalf, asking her to come back.
“I indicated that I did not wish to return. Then Donald called. He asked me to return to his suite and have dinner with him. He also invited me to a party. I declined. Donald then asked me, ‘What do you want? How much?’I told him that I couldn’t.
“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.”
“This is not acceptable behavior for anyone—much less a presidential candidate,” Drake said.
When Drake and Trump met, the candidate was married to his third and current wife Melania.
His campaign has denied Drake’s account—as well as the accounts of 10 other women who have accused the Republican nominee of misconduct.
“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,” the campaign said. “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.”
And at a rally Saturday in Gettysburg, Trump vowed to sue his accusers, though he didn’t mention Drake’s allegations directly.
“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” Trump told a crowd of supporters. “Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”