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Trump’s lawyer paid ex-porn star $130,000 in 2016

President Donald Trump’s lawyer paid off an ex-porn star who allegedly had a sexual encounter with the billionaire a decade before a month prior to the 2016 election, a report on Friday revealed.

The Wall Street Journal says that Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, arranged for Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name was Stormy Daniels, to be paid $130,000 in October of 2016 so that she would keep quiet.

According to the Journal, Trump, 71, and Clifford, 38, met at a celebrity golf tournament in July of 2006. The Lake Tahoe event is where the sexual encounter is said to have taken place.

President Donald Trump’s lawyer paid off an ex-porn star who allegedly had a sexual encounter with the billionaire a decade before a month prior to the 2016 election, a report on Friday revealed

The future president was already married to his third wife, Melania Trump, the current first lady of the United States, at the time of the reported rendezvous. The couple wed in 2005. 

People familiar with the matter told the Journal that Cohen, the longtime head of the Trump Organization’s legal department, worked out a nondisclosure agreement with Clifford’s attorney. 

Cohen did not comment on the $130,000 when asked about the payoff, the Journal says. Instead, the Trump lawyer replied, President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels.’

‘This is now the second time that you are raising outlandish allegations against my client. You have attempted to perpetuate this false narrative for over a year; a narrative that has been consistently denied by all parties since at least 2011,’ he said.

The Journal had previously reported that Daniels had been in talks with Good Morning America in 2016 to make an appearance. 

The White House told the news publication: ”These are old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election.’

Trump’s alleged tete-a-tete with Daniels is not synonymous with the sexual harassment allegations that have been dogging the president. Their encounter was said by the Journal to have been consensual.

The check to the former adult film star that the Journal revealed landed just as Trump was being lambasted in the press for his claim on a 2005 tape that because he was a star he could grab women ‘by the p***y’ with no recourse.

Prior to winning the presidency, Trump sat atop the Trump Organization. The real estate mogul was also the star of ‘The Apprentice’ and ‘The Celebrity Apprentice.’ 

 

 



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