Salma Hayek Says Donald Trump Planted a Tabloid Story About Her After She Refused to Date Him

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Talk about a nasty hombre!

Ask Salma Hayek if she believes the women accusing Donald Trump of sexual assault and you'll get a resounding yes. Why? Hayek says it's because she had quite the experience upon first meeting the Republican presidential nominee years ago. BuzzFeed reports that while appearing on Spanish-language radio show, El Show del Mandril on Los Angeles' Radio Centro 93.9, the Mexican actress revealed that Trump tried pursuing her and when she turned him down, he decided to plant a false story about her in the National Enquirer.

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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,” she said, according to BuzzFeed. “He got my number and he would call me to invite me out.”

“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. “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.”

Even after being rejected and planting the fake story, Hayek says Trump still had the nerve to call her and act as though he was oblivious to what had happened.  “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.”

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According to Complex, it's been proven that Trump has an extremely close relationship with the National Enquirer and its CEO David Pecker, further solidifying Hayek's claims.