Ex-Playboy Model Wants to Speak About Alleged Relationship With President Trump

Former Playmate from Michigan who claims affair with Trump sues to publish story

The lawsuit comes shortly after adult film star Stormy Daniels came forward alleging she had an affair with Trump in 2006 as well. She claims they paid her $150,000 for the story of her affair only to never publish it. "The lawsuit is alleging that Miss McDougal's prior lawyer was not acting in her best interest and conspired or colluded with the Trump team, so to speak", ABC News legal analyst Dana Cole said.

The lawsuit names American Media Inc., the parent company of the Trump-friendly tabloid the National Enquirer, to release her from a 2016 legal arrangement that prevented her from discussing the tryst.

"A quarter million dollar company posing as a media organization systemically intimidated and silenced Karen McDougal in order to achieve its political and financial ends, and she will no longer be quiet", her new lawyer, Peter Stris, said in a statement.

American Media told the New York Times last month that it contacted Cohen only in the course of vetting McDougal's account of a sexual relationship with Trump.

The complaint says that McDougal's own lawyer at the time helped mislead her during the negotiations. The move is described as a "catch and kill" as the chief executive of the company is said to be good friends with Donald.

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Trump has been accused by several women of misconduct, including after the release during the 2016 presidential campaign of an Access Hollywood recording in which he had spoken in vulgar terms about trying to have sex with women. The former is now suing American Media Inc.

Daniels received US$130,000 under that agreement. But Trump has repeatedly denied both affairs. Unknown to Ms. McDougal, Mr. Davidson was working closely with representatives for Mr. Trump while pretending to advocate on her behalf.

But when she began talking to ABC News, AMI returned to her with the $150,000 payment for the goal of buying her story, "but it would not publish the story" because of Pecker's relationship with Trump, according to the lawsuit.

McDougal's lawsuit was filed on the same day that a NY state judge ruled Trump must face a defamation suit by California restaurateur Summer Zervos, who accused him of sexually harassing her after she appeared on his former reality TV show The Apprentice. The pair even once hired the same Los Angeles lawyer, Keith Davidson, who's known to take on clients who sell their stories to tabloids.

McDougal, who grew up in Sawyer, MI and lived in the state until the late 1990s when her modeling career took off. "Rather, Karen signed a contract that gave AMI the editorial discretion to publish her life story, and she promised to write health and fitness columns and appear on the cover of two magazines", the statement said. McDougal's lawyers said Tuesday that her story further exposes a complex machine created to bury negative stories about the president.

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