Donald Trump dismissed an adult film star who came forward over the weekend and alleged the GOP nominee had sexually mistreated her in 2006, stating in an interview, “Oh, I’m sure she’s never been grabbed before.”
Speaking at a Saturday press conference in Los Angeles alongside her attorney, women’s rights activist Gloria Allred, Jessica Drake became the 12th woman to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the New York real estate mogul. She accused Trump of kissing her and her friends without permission and offering her money to spend the night with him.
The GOP nominee on Monday called the accusations against him “total fiction.”
“These are stories that are made up, these are total fiction,” Trump said during an interview on WGIR radio, according to CNN. “You’ll find out that, in the years to come, these women that stood up, it was all fiction,” he said. “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. 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 added.
Last week, Trump cut an interview short with an Ohio journalist after she asked about criticism calling the candidate sexist and racist. “I am the least racist person you’ve ever met,” Trump said before storming off.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.