Jessica Drake is the 11th woman to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct
Jessica Drake says the GOP candidate in 2006 offered her $10,000 and use of his jet after hugging and kissing her against her will.
Another woman has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Jessica Drake is at least the 11th woman to accuse Trump of sexual harassment or assault since the release of a 2005 audio tape in which the candidate brags about using his star power to grope women. Drake, who spoke Saturday with prominent attorney Gloria Allred by her side, said Trump offered her money and use of his private jet in exchange for her company after hugging and kissing her without permission.
Trump's camp called Drake's claims "ridiculous" and accused the Hillary Clinton team of orchestrating her allegations.
Drake, an adult film performer and director, met Trump in 2006 at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe where she was representing adult film company Wicked Pictures. She says "he flirted with me" and asked for her phone number, which she gave him. "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," Drake said, according to CNN video.
"When we entered the room, he grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each of us without asking permission," Drake alleges.
She said she returned to her room after Trump asked a series of questions about the adult film industry and their personal relationships, only to get a call from a "man calling on Donald's behalf" who invited her back upstairs. She said no, and Trump soon called himself, Drake claims. After declining to go to dinner and a party with him, "Donald then asked me: 'What do you want? How much?,'" Drake says. She used the "excuse" that she had to get back to Los Angeles for work as a way to refuse his offer.
"After that, I received another call from either Donald or a male calling on his behalf, offering me $10,000," Drake says. "I was then told Mr. Trump would allow me to use his private jet if only I accepted his invitation."
Trump's campaign fired back against the allegations in a statement.
"This story is totally false and ridiculous. 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," the statement said.
The candidate vowed on Saturday to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual misconduct.
"Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign. Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over," Trump said at a campaign stop in Gettysburg, Pa.
Allred said Saturday that Trump's lawsuit pledge won't scare off victims.
"If Mr. Trump thought that such bullying tactics would silence his accusers and prevent other women from coming forward, he will be sorely disappointed. Women will not be intimidated into silence by Donald Trump," Allred said.