NEW YORK — An 11th woman has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of being sexually inappropriate and the candidate fired back from Gettysburg, Penn., Saturday night saying he plans to take legal action.
“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign. Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election,” he said.
Jessica Drake, an adult-film actress, claimed at a press conference Saturday that Trump offered her $10,000 and a ride on his private jet in exchange for a late night visit to his hotel room in 2006. She declined his repeated advances, she said.
“I am not looking for monetary compensation. I do not want additional fame or the type of attention that this is sure to bring. I understand that I may be called a liar or opportunist, but I will risk that in order to stand in solidarity with women who share similar accounts that span many, many years,” Drake said.
The Trump campaign released a statement refuting Drake’s claims and a that photo she displayed of her and Trump together in at a California golf tournament.
“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,” the statement read.
Trump’s claim of a rigged election may be gaining traction in the polls. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows him closing in on Hillary Clinton, 40 percent to her 44 percent.
Clinton said she’s not taking anything for granted, but she’s also looking down the ballot and pushing to get more Democrats elected.
She refused to settle scores with Trump Satursday. He’s repeatedly accused the Clinton campaign of a conspiracy to churn out more sexual misconduct accusers.
“I debated him for four and a half hours, I don’t even think about responding to him anymore,” she said. “I am going to let the American people decide about what he offers and what we offer. So he can say whatever he wants to, he can run his campaign however he wants to. He can go off on tangents, he can go to Gettysburg and say he is going to sue women who have made accusations against him. I am going to keep talking about what we want to do, what we think the country deserves from the next president and vice president and actually when it comes right down to it, I think that is what people end up voting on.”