The journalist who broke the story last year about Harvey Weinstein has now written a new story in the New Yorker about another 2006 Trump affair that involved a former Playboy Playmate of the year:
NY POST – Donald Trump had an affair with former Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal — whom he met at a party for “The Apprentice” in 2006 while married to his current wife, Melania, according to an explosive report Friday that details the great lengths to which the future president went to conceal his alleged indiscretions from the press.
McDougal wrote in an eight-page, handwritten note — which her friend John Crawford shared with the New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow — that Trump “immediately took a liking to me, kept talking to me — telling me how beautiful I was etc.
“It was so obvious that a Playmate Promotions exec said, ‘Wow, he was all over you — I think you could be his next wife,’” according to the piece, titled “Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity.”
She said she was initially wowed by Trump.
“I was so nervous! I was into his intelligence + charm. Such a polite man,” she wrote. “We talked for a couple hours — then, it was ‘ON’! We got naked + had sex.”
But McDougal added that she was stunned when Trump offered her money as she was getting dressed after their romp.
“I looked at him (+ felt sad) + said, ‘No thanks — I’m not ‘that girl.’ I slept w/you because I like you — NOT for money’ — He told me ‘you are special,’” she wrote, according to Farrow’s account.
McDougal wrote that after their first tryst, she “went to see him every time he was in LA (which was a lot).”
What makes this story weirder, if you will, is that Trump introduced McDougal to his family and even showed her a separate bedroom that Melania liked to use:
Trump eventually introduced her to members of his family and took her to his private homes, including at Trump Tower, where he pointed out Melania’s separate bedroom, McDougal claimed.
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 a table with The Donald, Donald Trump Jr., his pregnant wife, Vanessa, and Kim Kardashian.
And at an “Apprentice” bash at the Playboy Mansion, McDougal said, Trump told her he had asked his son Eric “who he thought was the most beautiful girl here + Eric pointed me. Mr. T said ‘He has great taste’ + we laughed!”
McDougal ended their nine-month affair in April 2007, according to the article.
Trump is denying it:
The White House said in a statement that Trump denies having had an 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.
2006 was supposed to be the year that Trump had an affair with the porn star Stormy Daniels. Just how many affairs did he have that year?
Here’s the full article in the New Yorker if you want to read it…
If you’re wondering why this story never came out in the 2016 presidential election, then wonder no longer.
From the article in the New Yorker:
On November 4, 2016, four days before the election, the Wall Street Journal reported that American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer, had paid a hundred and fifty thousand dollars for exclusive rights to McDougal’s story, which it never ran. Purchasing a story in order to bury it is a practice that many in the tabloid industry call “catch and kill.” This is a favorite tactic of the C.E.O. and chairman of A.M.I., David Pecker, who describes the President as “a personal friend.” As part of the agreement, A.M.I. consented to publish a regular aging-and-fitness column by McDougal. After Trump won the Presidency, however, A.M.I.’s promises largely went unfulfilled, according to McDougal. Last month, the Journal reported that Trump’s personal lawyer had negotiated a separate agreement just before the election with an adult-film actress named Stephanie Clifford, whose screen name is Stormy Daniels, which barred her from discussing her own affair with Trump. Since then, A.M.I. has repeatedly approached McDougal about extending her contract.
McDougal, in her first on-the-record comments about A.M.I.’s handling of her story, declined to discuss the details of her relationship with Trump, for fear of violating the agreement she reached with the company. She did say, however, that she regretted signing the contract. “It took my rights away,” McDougal told me. “At this point I feel I can’t talk about anything without getting into trouble, because I don’t know what I’m allowed to talk about. I’m afraid to even mention his name.”