A second woman alleging she had an affair with Donald Trump is going to court in an attempt to talk about it.
The New York Times reports that former Playboy model Karen McDougal filed a lawsuit today in an effort to be released from a 2016 agreement requiring her to keep quiet about the situation.
The Times reports that McDougal is now “the second woman this month to challenge Trump allies’ efforts during the presidential campaign to bury stories about extramarital relationships.”
McDougal “is suing the company that owns The National Enquirer, American Media Inc., which paid her $150,000 and whose chief executive is a friend of President Trump’s,” The Times reports.
The action by McDougal follows the ongoing legal wrangling between the Trump camp and adult entertainment star Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels, who was reportedly paid $130,000 to stay quiet by the president’s personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen. Clifford filed suit earlier this month.
“Both women, who argue that their contracts are invalid, are trying to get around clauses requiring them to resolve disputes in secretive arbitration proceedings rather than in open court,” The Times reports. “Mr. Trump has denied the affairs.”