While appearing as a guest on a syndicated Spanish language radio show on Friday, actress Salma Hayek said that Donald Trump planted a National Enquirer story about her after she shot him down for a date. According to BuzzFeed News, Hayek, a Clinton surrogate, was asked by the host of “El Show del Mandril” what she thought of the mounting sexual assault allegations against the GOP nominee.
Hayek said that she believed the women and then shared her own personal experience of meeting Trump when she was just starting out in her career. She said that Trump cozied up to her boyfriend at the time in an attempt to get Hayek’s phone number. He then started calling Hayek behind her boyfriend’s back.
From BuzzFeed News:
“When I told him I wouldn’t go out with him, even if I didn’t have a boyfriend, [which he took as disrespectful], he called — well, he wouldn’t say he called, but someone told the National Enquirer,” Hayek continued, adding that she never went out with him.
“Someone told the National Enquirer — I’m not going to say who because you know that whatever he wants to come out, comes out in the National Enquirer. It said that he wouldn’t go out with me, because I was too short,” she said.
“Later, he called and left me a message. ‘Can you believe this? Who would say this? I don’t want people to think this about you,’” she said. “He thought that I would try to go out with him so people wouldn’t think that’s why he wouldn’t go out with me.”