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When Salma Hayek refused to go out on a date with Donald Trump, and he took revenge

Salma Hayek shared a story about how when she was still an unknown actor, Donald Trump asked her out on a date, and when she refused, took revenge by planting stories about her.

hollywood Updated: Jul 02, 2017 10:41 IST
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Salma Hayek poses as she arrives on May 23, 2017, for the '70th Anniversary' ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.
Salma Hayek poses as she arrives on May 23, 2017, for the '70th Anniversary' ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.(AFP)

US President Donald Trump landed in trouble (again) after he put out a string of defamatory tweets against TV show host Mika Brzezinski.

In a series of tweets Thursday, the President claimed he had been approached by the Morning Joe host, whom he called, “low IQ Crazy Mika,” at his Florida resort, “bleeding badly from a face-lift.” His comments were widely condemned.

On Friday, Brzezinski and her fiance Joe Scarborough wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post, claiming that the White House blackmailed them by threatening to ‘unmask’ the couple’s relationship in an article in the National Enquirer, a Trump-controlled tabloid.

As it turns out, practically the same experience was shared by actor Salma Hayek, reports BuzzFeed News.

In an October interview on a Spanish language radio station, Hayek, a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter, said that Donald Trump asked her out on a date back when she wasn’t well-known, and was dating another man. When she refused to go out with him, he put out an article against her in the National Enquirer.

Mexican-Lebanese actor Salma Hayek (R) and her husband Francois-Henri Pinault pose as they arrive on May 23, 2017, for the '70th Anniversary' ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. (AFP)

Asked about the women who had alleged Trump had sexually assaulted them, Hayek said she believed them.

“When I met that man, I had a boyfriend, and he tried to become his friend to get my home telephone number,” she said. “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,” 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.”

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