An eleventh woman has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault and unwanted sexual advances, CNN reports. The account comes in the wake of a leaked 2005 tape from Access Hollywood in which Trump claims that because he's famous, he can "do anything" to women, including "grab them by the p****."
In a press conference held Saturday with attorney Gloria Allred, the woman, adult film actress and director Jessica Drake, told reporters that Trump propositioned her in exchange for $10,000 in 2006. She said that he asked for her phone number and invited her to his hotel room the night they met; she brought two friends with her because she wasn't comfortable going alone.
"He grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission," Drake said.
When she became uncomfortable and left, Drake claims that Trump called her multiple times that night, asking her "how much" money she wanted him to give her.
The Trump campaign released the following statement to CNN:
"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 himself commented on Drake’s accusations Monday on New Hampshire radio show New Hampshire Today. “One said, ‘he grabbed me on the arm.’ And she’s a porn star," said Trump. “You know, this one that came out recently, ‘He grabbed me and he grabbed me on the arm.’ Oh, I’m sure she’s never been grabbed before.” He also called the allegation “fiction” as he has called the allegations of all the women that have come forward. “These are stories that are made up, these are total fiction. You'll find out that, in the years to come, these women that stood up, it was all fiction,” Trump said. On Saturday Trump said all of the women who have made allegations, who he called “liars,” will be sued after the election.
New details have surfaced about Drake's real motive too. According to the Daily Mail, she reportedly launched her own website that focuses on sexual wellness a day before she came forward with the allegations. In a press release provided by Xbiz.com, Drake created a 12-part series "which is written, produced, directed and hosted by the acclaimed performer and sexual wellness expert, as well as products which reflect Jessica’s core values, are Jessica tested, and Jessica approved.”
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