Porn actress says Trump offered $14k for her to go to his room

Ms Drake says Mr Trump "grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission" when she visited his hotel room with two other women in 2006, and that he later asked her to return to his suite. His campaign denied her
Ms Drake says Mr Trump "grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission" when she visited his hotel room with two other women in 2006, and that he later asked her to return to his suite. His campaign denied her allegations.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

WASHINGTON • An adult film actress became the latest woman to accuse Mr Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances, saying he offered her US$10,000 (S$13,900) to go to his hotel room alone.

Ms Jessica Drake is one of at least 11 women to have alleged that the real estate billionaire groped them, made inappropriate remarks or forcibly kissed them.

Speaking during a Los Angeles news conference accompanied by high-profile discrimination lawyer Gloria Allred, Ms Drake said she met Mr Trump at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, California, in 2006.

"He flirted with me and invited me to walk along the golf course with him," she said, adding that he asked her to go to his hotel room. She went with two other women, Agence France-Presse quoted Ms Drake as saying.

Wearing pyjamas when they entered, Mr Trump "grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission". After she returned to her room, Ms Drake said, Mr Trump called her asking her to return to his suite and invited her to a party.

After she declined, Ms Drake said she received another call either from Mr Trump or another man offering US$10,000 and the use of Mr Trump's private plane to fly home to Los Angeles if she were to accept.

Mr Trump's campaign denied her allegations, AFP reported.

Separately, Hollywood star Salma Hayek told US Spanish-language radio programme El Show del Mandril Mr Trump had pursued her years ago, asking her to go out with him.

When she rebuffed his advances, she said Mr Trump or someone else contacted the National Enquirer, which published a story saying that Mr Trump would not date her because she was too short.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2016, with the headline 'Porn actress says Trump offered $14k for her to go to his room'. Print Edition | Subscribe