Another woman came forward on Saturday (October 22) to accuse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of inappropriate conduct.
Jessica Drake, an adult film industry actor and director, told reporters at a news conference in Los Angeles that Trump grabbed her and kissed without asking, and then offered her money and the use of his private jet if she would spend the evening with him.
“Donald called. He asked me to return to his suite and have dinner with him…I declined. Donald then asked me: ‘What do you want. How much?’ I told him that I couldn’t because I had to return to L.A. for work. 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.” She told the briefing that she later received another call offering her $10,000 and the use of Trump’s private jet if she would accept his invitation.
Drake said the encounter occurred at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe ten years ago. She said she is coming forward now to show her support for the other women who have accused the New York businessman of inappropriate conduct. She added that Trump’s actions showed his character as that of “uncontrollable misogyny, entitlements and to being a sexual assault apologist.”
At least 10 women accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances, including groping them or kissing them, between the early 1980s and 2007. Trump has denied all of the accusations.