Adult Film Star Is 11th Woman To Accuse Trump of Sexual Misconduct

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Adult film star Jessica Drake came forward Saturday as the eleventh woman to publicly accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, alleging that he kissed her without permission at a 2006 charity golf event.

In a press conference with civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, Drake recalled that Trump invited her to his private suite at the Lake Tahoe, Nevada tournament the night they met. Arriving with two other women, Trump “grabbed each of us tightly, in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission.”

Departing after 30 to 45 minutes because she felt uncomfortable, Drake later received a phone call from a Trump representative inviting her to return to his room alone. After she declined, Drake said that Trump got on the line to plead with her.

"What do you want? How much?" Drake said he asked, offering her $10,000 and use of his private jet.

Drake’s announcement came hours after Trump pledged to file post-election lawsuits against “all of these liars” who have accused him of groping and kissing them without their consent.

His campaign denied Drake’s account in a statement, dismissing the photograph she showed reporters of her smiling with the Republican nominee at the Lake Tahoe event as irrelevant.

"This story is totally false and ridiculous,” the statement reads. “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. This is just another attempt by the Clinton campaign to defame a candidate who just today is number one in three different polls. Anyone who would pay thugs to incite violence at a rally against American citizens, as was released on video, will stop at nothing. Just another example of the Clinton campaign trying to rig the election.”

Trump has accused the media and Democratic Party of collaborating with Clinton’s team to recruit his accusers and smear his reputation.

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Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.
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