Salma Hayek claims she turned down Donald Trump, and as a result he planted a tabloid story about her supposedly calling her “too short.”
In a recent radio interview, the actress commented on the sexual assault allegations against the GOP nominee, saying she believed the accusations based on her own experience with the real estate mogul.
“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, as reported by 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 theNational 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, a Hillary Clinton supporter, also remembered how Trump, 70, continued to contact her even after planting the gossip story.
“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.”
This isn’t the first time Hayek has called out Trump. In April, she took to Twitter after the Republican presidential candidate confused 9/11 with 7-Eleven at a Buffalo, New York rally.
Trump has not yet responded to Hayek’s claims.