LOS ANGELES — Wicked Pictures contract performer jessica drake became the most recent woman to allege sexual misconduct on the part of Donald Trump when, today, she told reporters that the Republican Party presidential nominee made unwanted advances toward her in 2006 and offered her $10,000 to have sex with him.
In recent weeks, at least ten other women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct on Trump’s part. Trump has repeatedly denied all of their allegations, insisting that they are part of a political smear campaign orchestrated by supporters of Democratic Party presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Today at a press conference in Los Angeles, drake was accompanied by feminist attorney Gloria Allred when she told reporters that she met Trump at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Calif. in 2006. Trump, drake alleged, invited the adult star to join him in his hotel room; drake said she felt uneasy about going into his room alone and brought two friends with her.
Drake told reporters that when they entered the hotel room, Trump “grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission.” Trump, drake said, “was wearing pajamas” when they entered the room, adding that “a bodyguard was also present.”
Drake said that Trump, “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 Trump continued to pursue her in Lake Tahoe after she rebuffed his advances and left his hotel room.
Drake said, “After I returned to my room, I received a call from a man calling on Donald’s behalf. He said Donald wanted me to come back upstairs to Donald’s suite; I indicated 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."
Drake said that when she declined Trump’s invitation, he asked her, “What do you want? How much?”
“I told him that I couldn’t because I had to return to L.A. for work,” drake said. “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. 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.”
“I did relate my experiences immediately afterwards to some friends,” drake said. “Out of respect for the other parties involved and their families, I will not share their names.”
Drake, at the press conference, said of Trump, “Collectively, his words and his actions are a huge testament to his character — that of uncontrollable misogyny, entitlement and being a sexual assault apologist. This is not acceptable behavior for anyone, much less a presidential candidate. And I realize that in this situation, I may be but a time grain of sand, but clearly, this is an enormous beach.”
Drake said, “I am not looking for monetary compensation. I do not need additional fame or the type of attention that this is sure to bring.”
Trump and Clinton were both campaigning in Pennsylvania today — Clinton in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and Trump in Gettysburg. At a rally in Gettysburg, Trump threatened to take legal action against the women who have alleged sexual misconduct on his part.
“All of these liars will be sued,” Trump is quoted as saying.
Allred, in response, said Trump had reached a “new low” with his threat to sue and said the accusers will “welcome the opportunity to depose you.”
Allred said, “Mr. Trump, this morning, you spoke at Gettysburg, where many brave patriots fought and died. You have dishonored their sacrifice by threatening wives, mothers and daughters who have made accusations against you.”
Drake, at today’s press conference, said that with the other women alleging sexual misconduct having come forward, she felt she had a moral obligation to do the same. The adult star had a photo of her and Trump taken in Lake Tahoe in 2006.
Drake said, “I understand that I may be called a liar or an opportunist, but I will risk that in order to stand in solidarity with women who share similar accounts that span many, many years.”
Trump’s campaign, according to Daily Variety, has issued an official statement in response to drake’s allegations.
“This story is totally false and ridiculous,” Trump’s campaign said. “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.”
Drake is the third woman represented by Allred who has alleged sexual misconduct on Trump’s part in recent weeks. Trump’s campaign has accused her on acting on purely political motives, noting her connection to the Democratic Party.
Allred, who is based in Los Angeles, was a California delegate for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this summer.