Trump lawyer denies giving hush money to porn star linked to president

Trump lawyer denies giving hush money to porn star linked to president

Trump lawyer denies giving hush money to porn star linked to president

A lawyer for the president, Michael Cohen, reportedly arranged a $130,000 payment to prevent an adult film star from talking during the election about an alleged consensual sexual encounter she had with Donald Trump in 2006, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Clifford, 38, was an adult film star who also appeared in the 2005 hit movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

The sources claim that Daniels says the encounter occurred when she and Trump attended a July 2006 celebrity golf tournament on Lake Tahoe. Apparently, she and Trump hooked up in 2006, one year after Donald married Melania.

"These are old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election", The White House reportedly told the Journal.

In an added bit of irony, Clifford has also denied having sexual relations with Donald Trump, as shown in a written statement from Cohen that called hush money payments "completely false". The Journal said the payment was made to a client-trust account at City National Bank in Los Angeles.

The Wall Street Journal had previously reported that Clifford was in talks with Good Morning America to talk about Trump just before the November 8, 2016 election. Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, "ultimately backed out" of an interview for the article "just five days before the 2016 election", but fellow porn star and witness Alana Evans did not. Drake said Trump also repeatedly propositioned her, offering $10,000 and the use of his private jet for her to come to his suite.

Clifford's lawyer told the outlet he couldn't comment because of attorney-client privilege.

The White House slapped down the Journal's latest report on Trump's alleged affair with Clifford.

Clifford could not be reached for comment.

It was not confirmed whether the president was aware of an agreement with Ms. Clifford or payment that was provided to her.

"I did not sign [a nondisclosure agreement], nor have I received any money for coming forward", Ms. Drake said in a January statement. According to NBC San Diego, Clifford allegedly hit her husband multiple times after getting upset over unpaid bills.

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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