Report: Trump Allegedly Paid Porn Star $130,000 in Hush Money to Keep Her Quiet
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Donald Trump paid $130,000 in hush money to keep a former porn star quiet about an alleged encounter they had over a decade ago. The payment was allegedly made one month before the 2016 election in an effort to keep her silent.
According to people familiar with the deal, Michael Cohen arranged the hush money for Stormy Daniels, born Stephanie Clifford, as part of an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) negotiated by her lawyer.
Per people familiar with the deal, Donald and Stephanie had an alleged sexual encounter after they met at a July 2006 celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
In a response to the Journal, Michael did not deny the payments, instead saying, “President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels.”