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Salma Hayek: Donald Trump planted story because I turned him down

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Salma Hayek: Donald Trump planted story because I turned him down

Salma Hayek says Donald Trump planted a story about her because she rejected his romantic advances.

The 'Sausage Party' actress has claimed the 70-year-old US presidential hopeful - who is 20 years her senior - harassed her for a date and when she refused him he leaked fake information to the National Enquirer newspaper saying he had, in fact, turned her down because of her height.

She said: "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.

"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 (from his camp) told the National Enquirer.

"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."

Salma - who is now married to billionaire businessman François-Henri Pinault with whom she has eight-year-old daughter Valentina - revealed Donald called her after and tried to convince her they should prove the story was incorrect by dating.

Speaking about his bizarre pick-up method, she told Radio Centro 93.9's 'El Show del Mandril: "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.' 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."