Well this one's a doozy.
Adult film star Jessica Drake is now 12th woman in recent weeks to allege that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sexually assaulted her.
Speaking at a press conference in Los Angeles alongside lawyer Gloria Allred Drake said the incident occurred when she met Trump at a golf tournament in 2006 in Lake Tahoe, California. It was there where Trump invited her to come to his hotel suite at the end of the day. She agreed but felt uneasy about going alone so she invited two female friends to go with her.
Upon arriving at the suite Drake explains...
“When we entered the room, [Trump] grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission,”
Setting the scene Drake recounted “He was wearing pajamas,” and added that there was a bodyguard in the room.
“He asked me about being an adult film star, details about shooting porn, and asked about our personal relationships and whether we were married or single.”
After returning to her room Drake received a call from a man on Trump’s behalf saying Donald wanted me to come back upstairs to his suite. When she indicated she did not wish to return Donald called her personally and asked her to return to his suite to for dinner and a party.
When she declined his invitation, Drake said Trump asked her...
“What do you want? How much?”
Drake told him she couldn’t because I had to return to L.A. for work. It was then she says she received another call from either Donald or a male calling on his behalf, offering her $10,000 and the use of his private jet, if only I accepted his invitation. Once again Drake declined.
Trump has denied each and every one of the women’s allegations and has promised to sue his accusers after the presidential election is over.
In her introductory remarks, Allred addressed those threats with a threat of her own, saying...
“Be careful what you wish for, Mr. Trump. If you sue the accuser, the lawyers who represent these women will have the opportunity to depose you under oath, and ... you may find that the questions include all of the women with whom you have had sexual interactions.”
The Trump campaign issued a statement shortly after Drake’s press conference, calling the allegations “false and ridiculous.”
“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,” adding that Drake’s announcement was “just another example of the Clinton campaign trying to rig the election.”