Trump Lawyer Paid Porn Actress $130000 For Silence Just Before Election

Trump Lawyer Paid Porn Actress $130000 For Silence Just Before Election

Trump Lawyer Paid Porn Actress $130000 For Silence Just Before Election

Donald Trump's lawyer arranged a payment of $130,000 in hush money to adult film performer Stormy Daniels (aka Stephanie Clifford) in October 2016, one month before the US presidential election, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Lawyer Michael Cohen, who was a top lawyer at the Trump Organization for years and remains a personal attorney for Trump, negotiated the nondisclosure agreement in October 2016, a month before the 2016 election, the Journal reported.

The outlet reports adult film star Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, got $130,000 in 2016, shortly before Trump was elected president.

The president and Daniels were photographed together in July 2006 at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, a three-round tournament at the Edgewood Tahoe golf resort on the lake's northern shore. At the time of the alleged encounter, Trump was already married to his current wife, Melania, and had been since January 2005.

A White House official told the Journal claims of a sexual encounter between the pair were "old, recycled reports which were... strongly denied".

In statements to BuzzFeed News, Clifford and Cohen denied Trump and Clifford had a sexual encounter.

Cohen called the allegations of an affair "outlandish" and "a false narrative".

The payment, the Journal reports, was made through Clifford's attorney, Keith Davidson. A popular and successful adult film star, Daniels retired from the screen in 2016.

In response to the Journal's story, Cohen denied the main allegations regarding an affair and hush money, though he did not address the existence of a $130,000 transaction involving Clifford.

While Ms. Clifford declined to respond to requests for comment, Mr. Davidson acknowledged in a comment to the Journal that he "previously represented Ms. Daniels" but that "attorney-client privilege prohibits me from commenting on my clients' legal matters".

The Smoking Gun said Trump was among an-80 player field that included star athletes like Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees, as well as entertainers such as Ray Romano and Cheech Marin.

"Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false", reads the statement, signed by Stormy Daniels.

Another day, another Donald Trump sex scandal.

The same month the deal was cut, the Washington Post published the infamous "Access Hollywood" video, in which Trump boasts about groping women, saying he could "grab them by the p-y".

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