Back in the 1990s Donald Trump was reportedly throwing parties that brought together rich old men, models as young as 15, and cocaine and liquor, according to a new report from The Daily Beast. One man who attended the parties and one man who helped make them a reality talked about what those parties were like.
The man who was a guest at the parties requested anonymity but has been identified as a fashion photographer. He said he attended the parties with one of the owners of the Pierre Michel hair salon, which was found in The Plaza and Trump Tower. The photographer said for the parties Trump would use the corner suites of his hotel. Trump reportedly hosted the parties at The Plaza when he owned it.
Young models were taken to the parties after being pitched with, “You’ll meet rich guys who will help you,” said the photographer who called the parties “networking, but on a weird, bizarre scale.” Daily Beast writer Michael Gross pointed out that in 1998 a young Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly thanked Trump for offering “one-stop date shopping."
The photographer said the models were as young as 15 years old and said they “over their heads” and “they had no idea.” Andy Lucchesi, a male model at the time who is still modeling, corroborated the ages of the young girls. “A lot of girls [who are] 14, look 24. That’s as juicy as I can get. I never asked how old they were; I just partook,” Lucchesi said.
“There were always dramas because the men threw money and drugs at them to keep them enticed,” said the photographer. “It’s based on power and dominating girls who can’t push back and can be discarded. There’s always someone to pick them back up. Nobody wants to call home and say ‘Help me.’”
Talking about the parties, he said there was a lot of sex, cocaine, and “top-shelf liquor.” Where was Trump at these parties? According to the photographer, Trump would “go room to room” and sometimes “wander off with girls.”
“I saw him. He was getting laid like crazy. Trump was at the heart of it. He loved the attention and in private, he was a total fucking beast,” the photographer said.
Asked about Trump, Lucchesi said he didn’t “want to get him in trouble,” adding that he liked and respected the GOP candidate. Lucchesi was one of the people in charge of getting models for the parties, though he said “the parties weren’t like an organized once a week thing.”
Lucchesi also confirmed there was cocaine at the parties, but said he “never” saw Trump do cocaine. “Donald Trump does not do cocaine. He’s in control of himself,” he said.
Information about these parties comes after footage of Trump telling a 10-year-old girl he would be dating her in 10 years recently surfaced, and 11 women claim he sexually assaulted them.