Salma Hayek claims Trump harassed her, planted tabloid story when she refused to date him

Published: October 23, 2016
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PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

Hollywood actor Salma Hayek claims Donald Trump planted a tabloid story about her allegedly calling her “too short” after she turned him down.

Commenting on sexual assault allegations against Trump, Hayek in a recent radio interview said she believed them based on her own experience with the Republican presidential nominee.

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“When I met that man, I had a boyfriend, and he tried to become his friend to get my home telephone number. He got my number and he would call me to invite me out,” Hayek, 50, said on Radio Centro 93.9’s El Show del Mandril in Los Angeles, reports Buzzfeed.

“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,” she continued. “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.” Hayek also recalls how Trump, 70, continued to contact her after the tabloid story.

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“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.”

Hayek earlier called out Trump in April, after the Republican presidential candidate confused 9/11 with 7-Eleven at one of his rallies.

This article originally appeared on BuzzFeed.

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