Adult-Film Actress Claims Donald Trump Made Sexual Advances Toward Her
The Trump campaign responded to the claims on Saturday in a statement that called Jessica Drake's story "totally false and ridiculous," going on to add that "Mr. Trump does not know this person, does not remember this person and would have no interest in ever knowing her."
Adult-film actress Jessica Drake has come forward to accuse presidential hopeful Donald Trump of sexual assault. Drake (according to IMDb, her real name is Angela Patrice Heaslet) is the latest woman to come forward with allegations against Trump.
Drake, who introduced herself as a feminist, contracted adult performer and sex educator, spoke with her attorney, Gloria Allred, during a press conference on Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles. Allred said she is now representing three victims who have come forward with sexual-misconduct allegations against the GOP nominee. According to a press release from Allred, Drake is the 11th accuser to come forward with allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct against Trump.
Drake stated that she met Trump 10 years ago, when she was working a booth for Wicked Pictures at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. She said she accepted Trump's invitation to walk along the golf course with him, gave him her phone number and later joined him in his "penthouse suite" with two other women.
"He grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission," said Drake. "He was wearing pajamas. A bodyguard was also present. He asked me about my job as an adult-film star, about details on shooting porn, and he also asked us about our personal relationships and whether we were married or single. We answered his questions; it felt like an interview. About 30 or 45 minutes later, we left his room."
Drake said that, after declining an invitation from someone on Trump's behalf to come back to his room, she was then called by Trump himself. "Donald then asked me 'What do you want? How much?' I told him I couldn’t because I had to go back to L.A. for work. I said that as an excuse because I didn't want him to continue asking me, and I didn't want to be with him," said Drake.
After that, she said, she was offered $10,000, which she declined, and was offered the use of Trump's private jet if she "accepted his invitation."
Drake added that she chose to speak out "in light of the recently released tapes" and to lend her "support to the other women who are coming forward." She added that she is not looking for "monetary compensation."
Drake said Trump was guilty of “uncontrollable misogyny” and of being “a sexual-assault apologist.” She went on to say, “I know I am but a grain of sand in a wide, wide beach.”
The Trump campaign responded to the claims on Saturday in a statement that called Drake's story "totally false and ridiculous," going on to add that "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."
The statement concluded: "Just another example of the Clinton campaign trying to rig the election."
Drake's claims come after Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos claimed she was "kissed" and "groped" by Trump at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007.
During a rally this morning in Gettysburg, Pa., Trump laid out his plans for his first 100 days as president, if he were to be elected. During his address, he stated that he would pursue legal action against his accusers, claiming, "Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign."