The litany of Donald Trump's alleged sexual misconduct, at this point, paints a picture of a man who believes on some level that he's entitled to any woman's body, and that all women, on some level, want him. Jessica Drake—the 11th woman to come forward against him—has a story that fits this portrait.
“What do you want—how much?” —Adult film actress Jessica Drake says Trump offered her money to...spend time with him https://t.co/XmTbcb3lwA— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 22, 2016
Ms. Drake is an adult film actress and director with Wicked Pictures, as well as a sex educator and advocate for sex workers. She held a press conference Saturday afternoon with Gloria Allred, the high-profile civil rights lawyer also representing 28 of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Drake said she met Trump in 2006, at a golf tournament in Tahoe, where he flirted with her, asked for her number, and invited her up to his penthouse suite.
Drake cautiously went with two other women, she said. Donald—in his pajamas—tightly hugged and kissed all three of them without permission, then interviewed them about their experiences shooting pornography and their personal lives.
New Trump accuser Jessica Drake says she didn't consent 2 hug/kiss & immediately reported alleged incident 2 friends. pic.twitter.com/g9qI7x6FMt— NancyDillonNYDN (@NancyDillonNYDN) October 22, 2016
Drake left the suite, she said, but she got a call from Trump (who had just married his third wife, Melania, a year before) inviting her to return to his room alone. According to Drake's account, he even asked, "What do you want—how much?" when she rebuffed him. Later, she received another call from either Trump or someone in his employ, offering her $10,000 to come up to the suite. Again, she declined, saying she had to return to Los Angeles for work. She was then offered the use of Trump's private jet in exchange for seeing him.
Although Drake relayed this incident to friends at the time, she said she was going public now "in order to lend my voice, my strength, and my support to the other women who are coming forward." She also clarified that she is seeking no monetary compensation or fame, only to testify to Trump's "uncontrollable misogyny" and stand "in solidarity" with those who have done the same.
Update 6:45 PM Eastern—Trump's campaign has responded. Unsurprisingly, they've gone with the standard "these women are all opportunistic liars who want money."
Trump camp statement on latest accuser pic.twitter.com/ai7uwOC4vT— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 22, 2016