Adult film actress becomes 11th woman to accuse Trump of unwanted sexual advances
Wearing pajamas when they entered, Drake said Trump 'grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission'. Photograph: (AFP)
An adult film actress has become the eleventh woman to accuse US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances, and offering her $10,000 to meet him alone in his hotel room.
Jessica Drake said on Saturday that Trump grabbed her, hugged her, and kissed her without asking for permission.
Drake said she met Trump in 2006 at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, California. He invited her to his room. She said she went along with two other women because she did not feel comfortable going alone. She added that Trump flirted with her and invited her to walk along with him.
"He grabbed each of us tightly, in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission," Drake said at a news conference in Los Angeles, accompanied by the high-profile discrimination lawyer Gloria Allred. (Allred has represented other women in high-profile sexual assault cases, including two other Trump accusers.)
He also asked her what it was like to film pornography, Drake said. She added that Trump later called her to invite her to his room alone. The 42-year-old actress and director declined the invitation.
"What do you want? How much?" she said Trump asked her, reported AFP.
She received a phone call again from Trump or another man offering her $10,000 and the use of Trump's private jet to fly home to Los Angeles if she were to accept.
Allred displayed a photograph of Trump and Drake at the golf tournament.
Trump's campaign denied the charges against him, saying the story was completely "false" and that the picture was "one of thousands taken".
"Trump does not know this person, does not remember this person and would have no interest in ever knowing her," his campaign said, PTI reported.
"This is just another attempt by the Clinton campaign to defame a candidate who just today is number one in three different polls," it said.
So far at least 11 women have accused Trump of unwanted sexual advances. Drake said her decision was prompted by watching a 2005 video of Trump making lewd remarks about women and bragging about getting away with assaulting women.
Trump has denied the allegations against him and threatened legal action saying,"All of these liars will be sued after the election is over."
(WION with inputs from agencies)