The US President met former Playmate of the year Karen McDougal at a party that was hosted for The Apprentice back in 2006. When the two met, Trump was married to his current wife and First Lady of the United States, Melania.
The story appeared early Friday in a New Yorker article written by Ronan Farrow (Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s son, who played a key role in exposing Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior).
The magazine said it obtained eight pages of handwritten notes written by model Karen McDougal talking about the alleged affair. She said when they met, Trump immediately took a liking to her and kept talking to her, calling her beautiful and what not.
“It was so obvious that a Playmate Promotions executive said, ‘Wow, he was all over you – I think you could be his next wife.”
McDougal says she was totally charmed by the President, writing: “I was so nervous! I was into his intelligence and charm – such a polite man.
“We talked for a couple hours, then it was ‘ON’! We got naked and had sex.”
But McDougal says after the deed had been done, when she was getting dressed, Trump offered her money. She was stunned and shocked to be dealt with this way.
She wrote: “I looked at him (and felt sad) and said, ‘No thanks – I’m not ‘that girl.’"
“I slept with you because I like you – NOT for money.
“He told me, ‘you are special."
McDougal said after that, she went to see him at all times he would be at LA, which was usually a lot. Trump eventually took her to his place, introduced her to members of his family. He took her to Trump Towers and even showed her Melania's private room.
He “said she liked her space,” McDougal said, “to read or be alone.”
During a 2007 party for Trump Vodka in Los Angeles, she said she was seated at the table around The Donald, Donald Trump Jr., his pregnant wife, Vanessa, and Kim Kardashian.
She claims at a bash for The Apprentice which was held at the Playboy mansion, Trump apparently told her he had asked his son Eric who he thought was the most beautiful girl around and Eric had pointed to McDougal.
Apparently, the President said Eric had good taste and they had a laugh over it.
According to the article, McDougal ended things with Trump after nine months in April 2007. She said she felt extremely guilty and sometimes uncomfortable over some of Trump's comments. Like this one time when her friend spoke of her relationship with an African-American man, Trump said she liked “the big black d–k,” according to the report.
The model also claimed that the National Enquirer, which was run by a friend of Trump's, helped to cover up the scandal. The paper paid a bomb, about $150,000 for the exclusive rights to the story and then never published it.
The publication, however, talking in their defense said they decided not to run the story because they did not think the source was credible.
The story not running is a practice called 'catch and kill,' in which publishers pay for exclusive stories and then bury them.
McDougal said she didn't fully understand the agreement and regretted selling the rights to her story after that.
The White House has said that Trump denies having any such affair with McDougal.
“This is an old story that is just more fake news. The president says he never had a relationship with McDougal,” a spokesman told the New Yorker.
This story comes right after Stormy Daniels revealed her stormy romance with Trump.
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