Salma Hayekis sharing her take on a past encounter with Donald Trump.
The Mexican-born actress spoke to El Show del Mandril on Radio Centro 93.9 Friday, Buzzfeed reports, about a time in which the presidential candidate leaked a false story to the National Enquirer after she rebuffed his request for a date.
“When I met that man I had a boyfriend and he tried to become his friend to get my home telephone number,” Hayek recalled of her earliest days in Hollywood, adding, “He got my number and he would call me to invite me out.”
Salma said that after turning down the opportunity, which she felt Trump perceived as “disrespectful,” she continued, “He wouldn’t say he called, but someone 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,” Hayek added.
Hayek then went on to reveal Trump reached out to her after the story was published: “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.”
An outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter, Salma’s latest comments are far from her first about the Republican nominee. In July 2015, the Oscar nominee spoke exclusively to E! News about his controversial stance on immigration.
“I’m aware that he would say anything to attract attention and create the publicity around him,” she told us. “If something generates publicity, I would never be surprised about anything he does,” admitting that she refuses to “say his name.”
In early October, Hayek starred in a Spanish-language PSA on behalf of Clinton urging Latino voters to cast their vote on Nov. 8.