Over the weekend as the major endorsements continued rolling in for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the groping allegations continued rolling in for her opponent. Adult film star Jessica Drake on Saturday, appearing at a press conference in Los Angeles with attorney Gloria Allred, detailed her account of an incident that occurred in 2006 at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. Drake said she and Trump met at the event and he flirted with her and asked for her phone number, which she gave him. She said later in the evening, Trump invited her to his hotel room, but she didn’t feel entirely comfortable going alone, so she brought two other women with her. She said when they arrived at Trump’s penthouse suite, “He grabbed each of us tightly, in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission.” Drake said she left the room shortly thereafter feeling even more uncomfortable. After that, Drake said, she received a call from a Trump representative asking her to return to the room alone. When she declined, she said, Trump got on the phone himself and asked her to return and go out to dinner with him. She declined again, and he allegedly responded, “What do you want? How much?” before offering her $10,000 to go out with him. Allred and Drake presented of photo of her and Trump taken that day to reporters covering the press conference.
Trump, who has vehemently denied all of the allegations against him, threatened that ‘All of these liars will be sued‘ during a campaign speech earlier in the day. Of the specific allegations made by Drake, the Trump campaign issued a statement saying, “This story is totally false and ridiculous. The picture is one of thousands taken out of respect for people asking to have their picture taken with Mr. Trump.”
Allred blasted Trump’s threats as bullying tactics and vowed that such words wouldn’t scare more women from coming forward with allegations. Watch a portion of the press conference below.
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