Ronan Farrow Story in the New Yorker Details Alleged Donald Trump Affair With Playboy Model

Feb 16, 2018  •  Post A Comment

“President Trump’s political troubles with alleged extramarital affairs deepened Friday with publication of new details of his reported sexual relationship with a former Playboy model,” The Los Angeles Times reports, following the publication today by the New Yorker of a report by Ronan Farrow on the alleged affair.

In handwritten notes accompanying the story, “Karen McDougal, Playboy’s 1998 Playmate of the Year, recalled having sex with Trump in 2006, a few months after his wife Melania gave birth to their son, Barron,” The Times reports.

According to McDougal’s notes, Trump and McDougal met at a pool party at the Playboy Mansion, where Trump was taping an episode of his NBC reality show “The Apprentice.”

“The New Yorker article, citing previously undisclosed texts, emails and legal records, elaborates on a Wall Street Journal report in 2016 about a deal requiring McDougal to keep quiet about the alleged affair,” The Times notes. “It included a $150,000 payment to McDougal from American Media Inc., publisher of the National Enquirer, which never printed her story about Trump. David Pecker, chairman and CEO of AMI, is a close friend of the president.”

McDougal reportedly said she was speaking out in part because of the #MeToo movement. She’s quoted in the New Yorker piece saying: “Every girl who speaks is paving the way for another.”

A White House spokesperson told the New Yorker that Trump “never had a relationship with McDougal.”


  1. Yeah I think it’s true…but nothing will happen…

  2. And the Russians never interfered in the 2016 Presidential elections either. A “relationship” is not a requirement to have sex. It’s all about semantics.

  3. No “political troubles” here. Trump and his party are in firm control, and the country is headed in the right direction. Democrats are struggling to even be relevant these days. Even if the allegations are true–and I’m not convinced this isn’t another gold digging attention seeker–the future of the American people is far more important than this personal crap. Sit back and enjoy another seven years of progress.

    • Did you copy and paste your post from somewhere?

  4. It didn’t stop Bill Clinton’s political carer, so what’s the big deal if Trump had affairs?

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