Trump Lawyer Arranged $130K Payment for Adult Star's Silence

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President Donald Trump´s personal attorney arranged a $130,000 payment to a former porn star before the 2016 election to keep her from going public about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Michael Cohen, a longtime representative of the Trump Organization, reportedly negotiated a nondisclosure agreement with a lawyer for the woman, Stephanie Clifford, over an encounter that allegedly occurred in 2006.

Ms Clifford alleged the encounter took place in July 2006 at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, according to people referenced the report.

The president has denied ever having a sexual relationship with Clifford and the White House claims the story is nothing more than "old, recycled reports".

In addition to his own response, Cohen passed along a two-paragraph statement via email signed by "Stormy Daniels" denying any sort "sexual and/or romantic affair" with Trump. This is now the second time that [the Wall Street Journal is] raising outlandish allegations against my client.

Clifford said in a January 10 statement, which she signed with her stage name, that neither the affair nor the payoff took place. "When I met Donald Trump, he was gracious, professional and a complete GENTLEMAN to me and everyone in my presence", the statement says.

The payment was made through Clifford's lawyer, Keith Davidson, with the money sent to Davidson's client-trust account at City National Bank in Los Angeles, sources told the paper.

In the tumultuous last days of the presidential race, Clifford was reported to have been in discussions with Good Morning America to disclose an alleged affair with Trump.

Trump has denied all inappropriate seuxal conduct with women. "Ms. Clifford cut off contact with the network without telling her story".

The White House pointed the Journal to a campaign statement that called her claim "totally false and ridiculous" for its report on Clifford. Stormy Daniels, to receive $130,000 in October 2016, right around the time of the "Access Hollywood" tape.

"His words and actions are a huge testament to his character - that of uncontrollable misogyny, entitlement, and being a sexual assault apologist", Drake said at an October 2016 press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred.

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