Former Trump Tower doorman who claims Donald Trump had a love child with housekeeper, says he's now free to talk
Dino Sajudin, the ex-doorman, claims that he'd been unable to discuss the story so far with anyone until now due to a contract with American Media Inc., which bought his silence.
A former Trump World Tower doorman has claimed that US President Donald Trump has had a love child with a housekeeper. The doorman was reportedly been unable to discuss the story so far with anyone until now due to a contract with an American tabloid paper. As CNN reports, the ex-doorman, Dino Sajudin, is now free to discuss the alleged affair once under lock and key of American Media Inc., according to Mr Sajudin’s lawyer Marc Held. Held said his client has been released from the contract with AMI, the parent company of the National Enquirer — the US tabloid which purportedly has a safe full of “catch and kill” stories involving Trump.
David Pecker, the owner of AMI, is reportedly a close friend of Donald Trump and has a reputation for paying people for the rights to their potentially embarrassing stories about the President, and keeping the scandalous accusations locked away with no intention of publishing them.
CNN has exclusively obtained a copy of the “source agreement” between Mr Sajudin and AMI. It appears to have been signed on 15 November and states that AMI has exclusive rights to Mr Sajudin’s story.
However, it does not mention the details of the story itself beyond saying: “Source shall provide AMI with information regarding Donald Trump’s illegitimate child …”
Exclusive from @CNN: Ex-Trump Tower doorman releases 'catch-and-kill' contract with the National Enquirer’s parent company, about an alleged Trump affair with a housekeeper which resulted in an “illegitimate child” https://t.co/28BXz74PTz pic.twitter.com/yZsUZUBEqU— Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) August 25, 2018
“Mr. Sajudin has been unable to discuss the circumstances regarding his deal with American Media Inc. and the story that he sold to them, due to a significant financial penalty,” Held told CNN. “Just recently, AMI released Mr. Sajudin from the terms of his agreement and he is now able to speak about his personal experience with them, as well as his story, which is now known to be one of the ‘catch and kill’ pieces. Mr. Sajudin hopes the truth will come out in the very near future.”
The existence of this safe at the National Enquirer made headlines worldwide this week after several media outlets reported that federal prosecutors granted immunity to Pecker, potentially laying bare his efforts to protect his longtime friend, Trump. The safe in question is reported to contain documents on hush-money payments and other damaging stories that the National Enquirer, under the leadership of Pecker, accumulated and silenced during the 2016 presidential election. Several people familiar with the Enquirer’s parent, AMI, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity (because they signed nondisclosure agreements), said the safe was a "great source of power" for Pecker.
The details of the safe arrive at a crucial time just as Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty this week to campaign finance violations alleging that Trump, the tabloid and Cohen were all involved in buying the silence of a pornstar and a Playboy model, both of whom allegedly had affairs with Trump. The Trump records are reportedly stored alongside similar documents pertaining to other celebrities’ "catch-and-kill" deals that the Enquirer has no intention of publishing in order to keep them out of the bad light of the media.