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Hollywood star Salma Hayek says Donald Trump planted a story about her when she refused to date him

Published 22/10/2016 | 15:24

Mexican actress Salma Hayek poses as she arrives for the screening of the film
Mexican actress Salma Hayek poses as she arrives for the screening of the film "Il racconto dei racconti" (Tale of Tales) during the 68th Cannes Film Festival
Salma Hayek. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire.
Actress Salma Hayek at 68th Cannes Film Festival
Salma Hayek attends the Variety Celebration of UN Women at Radisson Blu on May 16, 2015 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Frederique Constant)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the third presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton
Salma Hayek attending the British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday 23rd November, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire.
Actress Salma Hayek (L) and Francois-Henri Pinault arrive for the LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell and Alejandro G Iñárritu, Presented by Gucci
Actress Salma Hayek attends the premiere of Sony's 'Sausage Party' at Regency Village Theatre on August 9, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Salma Hayek has said that Donald Trump planted a story about her in the National Enquirer when she refused to date him.

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During an interview on a Spanish-speaking radio show in Los Angeles on Friday, Hayek said that presidential candidate Trump tried to date her, despite the fact that she was in a relationship.

When she refused, the Oscar-nominated actress said Trump planted a story about her saying he wouldn't date her because she's not tall enough.

“When I met that man, I had a boyfriend, and he tried to become his friend to get my home telephone number,” she said, describing her encounter with Trump early in her career.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the third presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the third presidential debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton

“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,” 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,” 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.”

Actress Salma Hayek attends the 22nd Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE)
Actress Salma Hayek attends the 22nd Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE)

Buzzfeed reports that Hayek, a Hillary Clinton supporter, went on to say that Trump is bad for the Latino community and she believes the sexual assault allegations being made against him.

Actress Salma Hayek (L) and Francois-Henri Pinault arrive for the LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell and Alejandro G Iñárritu, Presented by Gucci
Actress Salma Hayek (L) and Francois-Henri Pinault arrive for the LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell and Alejandro G Iñárritu, Presented by Gucci

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