LOS ANGELES, Oct 23 — Adult film actress Jessica Drake has come forward accusing presidential hopeful Donald Trump of sexual assault. Drake (according to IMDB her real name is Angela Patrice Heaslet) is the latest woman to come forward with allegations against Trump.
Drake, who introduced herself as a feminist, contracted adult performer and sex educator, spoke with her attorney, Gloria Allred, during a press conference yesterday afternoon in Los Angeles. Allred says she is now representing three victims who have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against the GOP nominee. According to a press release from Allred, Drake is the 11th accuser to come forward with allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct.
Drake stated that she met Trump 10 years ago when she was working a booth for Wicked Pictures at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. She said she accepted Trump’s invitation to walk along the golf course with him, gave him her phone number and later joined him in his “penthouse suite” with two other women.
“He grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission,” said Drake. “He was wearing pyjamas. A bodyguard was also present. He asked me about my job as an adult film star, about details on shooting porn, and he also asked us about our personal relationships and whether we were married or single. We answered his questions, it felt like an interview. About 30 or 45 minutes later we left his room.”
Drake said that after declining an invitation from someone on Trump’s behalf to come back to his room, she was then called by Donald himself. “Donald then asked me what do you want? How much? I told him I couldn’t because I had to go back to LA 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,” said Drake.
After that, she said, she was offered US$10,000 (RM41,850), which she declined, when she was offered the use of Trump’s private jet if she “accepted his invitation.”
Drake added that she chose to speak out “in light of the recently released tapes” and to lend her “support to the other women who are coming forward.” She added that she is not looking for “monetary compensation.”
Drake said Trump was guilty of “uncontrollable misogyny” and being “a sexual assault apologist.” She went on to say, “I know I am but a grain of sand in a wide, wide beach.”
Drake’s claims come after Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos claimed she was “kissed” and “groped” by Trump at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007.
During a rally this morning in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Trump laid out his plans for his first 100 days as President, if he were to be elected. During his address, he stated that he would pursue legal action against his accusers. “Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” Trump said. — The Hollywood Reporter/Bloomberg