Trump is a well-known philanderer, and despite hypocritical defenses from his far-right evangelical allies, he’s never really changed or shown remorse. HeÂ’s suing one of his accusers for $20 million, but now another woman heÂ’s had an affair with is stepping up and fighting back.
Former Playboy model Karen McDougal has become the second woman to sue so that she can freely talk about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.
McDougal is suing American Media Inc. (A.M.I.), which owns The National Enquirer, over a deal she made with the company to sell her Â“life storyÂ” including any physical relationships with a Â“then-married manÂ” for $150,000.
WSJ says while married to Melania, Donald Trump had an affair w Playboy model Karen McDougal. I added flag to keep Evangelicals happy pic.twitter.com/Tx1Iy56FIY
Â— ?RiotWomenn? (@riotwomennn) November 5, 2016
McDougal claims she entered into a physical relationship with Trump around the same time period of his alleged affair with Stormy Daniels, who is also suing so she can be released from her own non-disclosure agreement about their relationship.
Playboy Playmate wrote about a 9 month affair after Barron was born and confirmed the writing. Thereâ€™s documentary proof she was paid off by Trumpâ€™s friend at the National Enquirer days before the election. Thereâ€™s a pattern here. https://t.co/uKlUPaIEw4
Â— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) February 16, 2018
Both alleged affairs occurred shortly after Melania Trump gave birth to TrumpÂ’s son Barron in 2006. The two women had similar deals with A.M.I. that they both say never panned out. Both women allege that their silence was bought shortly before election day in 2016.
Trump is personal friends with the CEO of A.M.I., David Pecker, and the publication ran multiple stories harmful to TrumpÂ’s GOP presidential primary rivals as well as Hillary Clinton.
Experts, as well as former A.M.I. employees, say the practice of purchasing and and burying stories that are potentially harmful to high-profile individuals is a practice known in the tabloid industry as Â“catch and kill.Â”
President Trump and his lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen are suing Stormy Daniels for $20 million dollars in what many view as an effort to silence the adult film star. Daniels recently passed a polygraph test about the affair and recorded an interview with 60 Minutes which airs this weekend.