Ronan Farrow — who brought down Harvey Weinstein — is back with another expose, this one concerning Donald Trump’s nine-month affair with Playboy Model Karen McDougal (pictured above, on the left), which ended in April 2007. Trump was married to Melania Trump at the time (their son, Barron, was one year old).
Though such an affair would be a huge deal if it concerned Barack Obama or, you know, basically anyone else in the White House, the affair itself is not at issue here, except for the fact that I can’t get over the fact that all of these women willingly slept with Donald Trump. I mean, GOD.
At issue here is the extent to which Trump went to hide his tracks. Here, The National Enquirer — whose owner, David Pecker, is close with Donald Trump — paid McDougal $150,000 for the exclusive rights to the story of her affair, and then they killed the story. Apparently, the Enquirer never runs a Trump story without first asking for Trump’s approval. (Pecker also offered to buy the rights to, and kill a story from, a Weinstein accuser as well).
McDougal regretted selling her story. “It took my rights away,” McDougal told Farrow. “At this point I feel I can’t talk about anything without getting into trouble, because I don’t know what I’m allowed to talk about. I’m afraid to even mention his name.”
McDougal memorialized the affair in an eight-page handwritten document, obtained by Farrow and confirmed as authentic by McDougal. The affair was consensual, but involved “clandestine hotel-room meetings, payoffs, and complex legal agreements.”
“I was so nervous! I was into his intelligence + charm. Such a polite man,” she wrote. “We talked for a couple hours - then, it was “ON”! We got naked + had sex.” As McDougal was getting dressed to leave, Trump did something that surprised her. “He offered me money,” she wrote. “I looked at him (+ felt sad) + said, ‘No thanks - I’m not ‘that girl.’ I slept w/you because I like you - NOT for money’ - He told me ‘you are special.’ “
The affair with McDougal ran concurrently with his relationship with Stormy Daniels. There was also a supposed threesome and an effort to sleep with another adult film star, which involved a non-consensual kiss. “A third adult-film performer, Jessica Drake, alleged that Trump asked her to his hotel room, met her and two women she brought with her in pajamas, and then ‘grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking for permission.’ He then offered Drake ten thousand dollars in exchange for her company.”
The affair with McDougal ended for a variety of reasons, including the fact that McDougal felt guilty about the affair, Trump called her mother “an old hag,” and he offended McDougal once after saying of a friend that she likes “the big black dick,” before commenting on her breast size and attractiveness.
All of this basically comes as no surprise from the man who said “grab ‘em by the p**sy.”
A White House spokesman denied the account, calling it all fake news.
Source: The New Yorker