Ex-Playboy Model Sues So She Can Talk About Her Alleged Affair With Trump

Trump is a well-known philanderer, and despite hypocritical defenses from his far-right evangelical allies, he’s never really changed or shown remorse. He’s suing one of his accusers for $20 million, but now another woman he’s had an affair with is stepping up and fighting back.

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal has become the second woman to sue so that she can freely talk about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.

McDougal is suing American Media Inc. (A.M.I.), which owns The National Enquirer, over a deal she made with the company to sell her “life story” including any physical relationships with a “then-married man” for $150,000.

McDougal claims she entered into a physical relationship with Trump around the same time period of his alleged affair with Stormy Daniels, who is also suing so she can be released from her own non-disclosure agreement about their relationship.

Both alleged affairs occurred shortly after Melania Trump gave birth to Trump’s son Barron in 2006. The two women had similar deals with A.M.I. that they both say never panned out. Both women allege that their silence was bought shortly before election day in 2016.

Trump is personal friends with the CEO of A.M.I., David Pecker, and the publication ran multiple stories harmful to Trump’s GOP presidential primary rivals as well as Hillary Clinton.

Experts, as well as former A.M.I. employees, say the practice of purchasing and and burying stories that are potentially harmful to high-profile individuals is a practice known in the tabloid industry as “catch and kill.”

President Trump and his lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen are suing Stormy Daniels for $20 million dollars in what many view as an effort to silence the adult film star. Daniels recently passed a polygraph test about the affair and recorded an interview with 60 Minutes which airs this weekend.