Another day, another Donald Trump sex scandal.
The Wall Street Journal reports that a lawyer for Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America, reportedly forked over a six-figure payment to an adult-film star one month before the 2016 election in an effort to keep her from talking about a sexual encounter she had with Trump.
According to the paper, Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, arranged for Stephanie Clifford, a.k.a. Stormy Daniels, to receive $130,000 in October 2016, right around the time of the “Access Hollywood” tape.
Clifford was set to appear on “Good Morning America” to discuss the alleged affair. Apparently, she and Trump hooked up in 2006, one year after Donald married Melania. Clifford was 27 at the time of the alleged encounter which happened in Lake Tahoe.
At the last minute, she backed out of the “Good Morning America” without explanation.
When asked for comment, a White House official declined to comment about the six-figure payment, but did call the allegations “old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election.”
Cohen says that Trump “once again vehemently denies” the hookup, calling the whole thing “outlandish.” He, too, would not comment on the alleged $130,00 payment.