Marla Maples 'bedded Michael Bolton' while she was still dating Trump, FBI probe reveals
Chuck Jones was later fired after he was allegedly seen stealing lingerie and 200 pairs of shoes from Maples' apartment on video footage that was recorded by a hidden camera.
The FBI has released multiple documents detailing previous probes into The Trump Organization and the Trump Management Company, and which was done at the request of the two organizations.
The documents released also contain the details of a 1996 investigation which was concluded by an agent who appeared to be looking into a Trump Tower security guard and nude pictures of Marla Maples that her former publicist claimed to have lost after they were stolen from her pied-a-terre, according to the Daily Mail.
The documents reveal that Maples' publicist Chuck Jones later testified that while he was working for her, she "brought singer Michael Bolton back to her room following [Donald] Trump's departure from a west coast trip."
Jones was later fired after he was allegedly seen stealing lingerie and 200 pairs of shoes from Maples' apartment in a video footage that was recorded by a hidden camera. The clip also allegedly showed Jones licking Maples' shoes.
Reports state that the FBI files also details how the Trump Towers security director Matthew Calamari got Jones to agree to a search of his office after he showed him the footage of the hidden camera.
The search then presumably resulted in locating 30 pairs of Maples' shoes and three unlicensed handguns, leading to Jones' arrest on charges of burglary, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a weapon.
Maples then reportedly told police officials that she had installed the camera after noticing that more than 100 pairs of shoes had gone missing from her apartment over the seven years that Jones was working as her publicist.
Jones' original conviction was eventually overturned on a technicality. Reports state Maples at the time was forced to sit in the witness box and had to identify 75 pairs of shoes allegedly stolen by Jones.
Jones, at the time, during the first trial made the claim that Maples had taken Bolton back to her room at the Trump Parc. Reports state that the incident occurred just before she married Trump. The Republican, at the time, however, was not unaware of the history between the two and even spoke about Bolton in an interview with Vanity Fair.
Trump, during the interview, had said that after their first break-up, Maples sought solace with the famed singer. "She was very hurt. Michael Bolton calls Marla and says, 'Marla, I’d like to take you out.' And he falls madly in love with her," Trump said.
"Now, I say to myself, Wait a minute. I don’t like this. Michael Bolton—he’s got the No. 1 f***ing album in the world, 'Time, Love and Tenderness', and what that does to a guy like me, a competitive guy, it’s like an affirmation that the girl has to be great, because the No. 1 singer has fallen for her," Trump continued.
"There’s nothing wrong with what she’s doing. I left her. Not only that. I left her like a dog," he said, claiming that despite this he proved irresistible to Maples. "So what happens is, I say, 'What the f*** is going on?' I do a Trump number on her. All-enveloping."
"I call her. She says, 'How could you have left me the way you did?' She decides to go to Hawaii with me instead of to Europe with Michael Bolton. In Maui, this guy finds out where we are, and starts sending flowers. Yellow roses with a note: 'I’ve got Georgia on my mind. Love, Michael.' She’s torn," the Republican said during the interview. "I’ve left her twice. But she drops him and comes back to me."
Jones after the trial came back into Maples orbit years later, sending her a series of threatening letters. Trump reportedly sued Jones for $35 million in 1993 and the publicist spent time behind bars for the shoe theft.
Jones, down the years, also claimed that Maples was having an extra-marital affair with one of Trump's bodyguards, which led to the pair's separation.