Donald Trump on Monday spoke out against an adult film star who accused him of inappropriately kissing her, saying sarcastically, “Oh, I’m sure she’s never been grabbed before.”
In an appearance on WGIR radio’s “New Hampshire Today,” the Republican nominee said Jessica Drake was spinning “total fiction” when she told reporters at a Saturday press conference that he once kissed her without her permission and offered her $10,000 to spend the night with him. Trump implied that Drake’s job rendered her story unconvincing.
“These are stories that are made up, these are total fiction. You’ll find out that, in the years to come, these women that stood up, it was all fiction,” he said in remarks first flagged by CNN’s K-File. “They were made up. I don’t know these women, it’s not my thing to do what they say. You know I don’t do that. I don’t grab them, as they say, on the arm.”
“One said, ‘he grabbed me on the arm.’ And she’s a porn star,” he continued.
“You know, this one that came out recently, ‘he grabbed me and he grabbed me on the arm.’ Oh, I’m sure she’s never been grabbed before,” Trump said.
Drake did not say that Trump grabbed her on the arm, instead alleging that he hugged her and kissed her on the mouth without permission in his hotel suite at a 2006 charity event. She said he later called her and pleaded with her to come back to his room, offering money and the use of his private plane.
Drake is at least the eleventh woman to accuse the Republican nominee of inappropriate sexual contact. Trump has denied all of the allegations, even going as far as suggesting that some of the women were not attractive enough for him to grope.
On Saturday, he vowed to sue them all for defamation if he is elected president.