Former Playboy Model Settles Lawsuit Over Alleged Trump Affair

Apr 18, 2018  •  Post A Comment

“A former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with President Donald Trump settled her lawsuit Wednesday with a supermarket tabloid over an agreement that prohibited her from discussing the relationship publicly,” the AP reports. “Karen McDougal’s settlement with the company that owns the National Enquirer ‘restores to me the rights to my life story and frees me from this contract that I was misled into signing nearly two years ago,’ she said in a statement Wednesday.”

The report notes that the Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc., paid McDougal $150,000 in August 2016 for the rights to her story about the alleged affair, but the story never ran. McDougal filed a lawsuit last month seeking to invalidate the contract.

“The suit alleged that the company didn’t publish the story because AMI’s owner, David Pecker, is ‘close personal friends’ with Trump,” the AP reports. “It also charged that Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, had inappropriately intervened and was secretly involved in discussions with AMI executives about the agreement.”

The report adds: “Federal agents raided Cohen’s office and residence last week seeking any information on payments made in 2016 to McDougal and porn actress Stormy Daniels, according to people familiar with the investigation but not authorized to discuss it publicly. Daniels has said she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.”


  1. If she invalidated the contract, I’m guessing she gave back the money she was given and is now free to negotiate for a lot more money than the $150,00.00 she had been given. If she has a good lawyer, he should get all the networks into a bidding war for her services. And unlike Stormy, she shouldn’t go on any show and say anything until someone shows her the money. I bet CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, The Washington Post and the New York Times, among others, are salivating at the chance to dump lots of money in her lap. If she plays it smart, she could be set up for life.

    • She went on Anderson Cooper and her story was not very thrilling, but who knows now that she is free. I’m just shocked this is our President they are all talking about. I feel like these are the stories you hear about middle eastern dictatorships.

      • As Sir John Dalberg-Acton wrote, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” I don’t care who you are or your political leanings or any other philosophy you adhere to. Any person that feels they won’t be held responsible for their actions tends to act differently than someone that knows they will be held responsible.

    • You again playing lawyer.

  2. …or stories about past democrat presidents/senators – the Kennedys – John had many affairs while in office, Ted killed a woman – or Bill Clinton – at least one affair in office (and with an intern at that) and many accusations of sexual harassment and even rape)

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