Hungarian celebrity Kata Sarka has joined a list of women who claim Donald Trump made sexual advances toward them while the current president-elect was married.
The alleged pass occurred at the Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow in 2013. Sarka recently recalled the encounter while a guest on “Kasza Taxi,” a Hungarian talk show in the vein of “Carpool Karaoke.”
She told the show’s host, Kasza Tibor, “We were in Russia, at the final for the Miss Universe, and then a man approached me and grabbed my hand, drew me to himself and asked, ‘Who are you?'” That man, Sarka claims, was Donald J. Trump.
“He asked in English, and I was so embarrassed, I will tell you shortly who he is, I was so embarrassed that I couldn’t say anything else but, ‘Hungary!’” Sarka goes on to say. Trump then allegedly gave her his business card and told her what hotel he was staying in.
Sarka says that Trump invited her to his hotel room, and she declined to take him up on the offer. “He’s not my type” Sarka told Hungarian tabloid Blikk. She also let the paper take a photo of the business card she claims to have gotten from Trump.
Sarka was not a contestant that year but claims to have been in Moscow for the event as the CEO of Magyarország Szépe Kft., the company that ran the Miss Universe Hungary pageant at the time. Hungary’s contestant in 2013 was Rebeka Kárpáti.
This allegation comes in the wake of a controversial and unsubstantiated 35-page intelligence report suggesting deep ties between the president-elect and the Kremlin. The report also suggested the Russian government has blackmail material on Trump in the form of “perverted sexual acts which have been arranged/monitored by the FSB.”
The report was prepared by a former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, on behalf of a Washington political research firm, Fusion GPS. The firm was compiling opposition research against Trump as his bid for the presidency began to take shape.
The president-elect held a press conference earlier this week to address the report and dismissed it as “fake news.” News outlets BuzzFeed and CNN were singled out by Trump for writing stories on the report.
CNN reporter Jim Acosta clashed with the president-elect at the press conference when Trump refused to take his question. “Your organization is terrible,” he told Acosta. “I’m not going to give you a question; you are fake news.”
Trump, once the owner of the Miss Universe contest, has been accused by women involved with the pageant of misconduct over the years. A former Miss Utah, Temple Taggart, claims Trump kissed her during a rehearsal for Miss USA in 1997 when Taggart was 21. Trump denies it happened.
As far as Sarka’s claim goes, the president-elect and his team have not released any statements. Sarka, it seems, is an Obama supporter; she posted a photo of the president and the first lady earlier this week to Facebook and Instagram, writing, “#bestcouple #bestwife #dreamteam #bye.”
A photo posted by Kata Sarka (@katasarka) on Jan 11, 2017 at 1:07am PST
Trump was, in fact, in Moscow in 2013 and in a strange twist even tweeted at the time about meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in November in Moscow – if so, will he become my new best friend?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2013
According to NBC news the two tried to meet during the pageant but were unable to.