Karen McDougal has come out and confessed to having had sex with Donald Trump.
We know: we’re as grossed out as you are.
But we’re also intrigued.
In an explosive New Yorker article, the former Playmate of the Year details her months-long affair with the current President, along with the extensive coverup system Trump set up to hide his extramarital affairs back during his real estate days.
The article was written by Ronan Farrow and titled “Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity.”
A section of the article that is getting re-published across the Internet explains how Trump used “clandestine hotel-room meetings, payoffs, and complex legal agreements to keep affairs – sometimes multiple affairs he carried out simultaneously – out of the press.”
Earlier this year, it was (strongly) alleged that Trump agreed to a $130,000 payout to porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence over a 2006 affair with The Donald.
Since then, Trump’s attorney had admitted that he personally made this payment to Daniels.
But he did not provide any details as to why.
Farrow writes that Trump had a very close relationship with National Enquirer publisher American Media, Inc. and its C.E.O. and chairman, David Pecker.
Pecker describes the President as “a personal friend,” Farrow reports, who adds that the company would purchase the exclusive rights to a story about Trump’s affairs in order to bury it.
As for McDougal?
She claims she met Trump in 2006 during a taping of The Apprentice at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.
McDougal says that Trump “immediately took a liking to me, kept talking to me – telling me how beautiful I was, etc.”
Married at the time to Melania – who had just given birth to the couple’s child – Trump asked for McDougal’s phone number and she says they later met and had dinner in a private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Afterwards, they had consensual sex, according to McDougal.
The affair continued for nine months; it concluded in April of 2007.
McDougal says she traveled with Trump to the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in July of 2006 and was also at the January 2007 launch party in Los Angeles for Trump’s now-defunct liquor brand, Trump Vodka.
The ex-centerfold says she paid for everything and was “reimbursed” in cash over the course of the affair by Trump because he didn’t want a paper trail.
At one point, McDougal explains that Trump even gave her a tour of his New York City apartment and pointed to Melania’s second bedroom.
In this New Yorker piece, the White House responded to allegations about the affair as follows:
“This is an old story that is just more fake news. The President says he never had a relationship with McDougal.”
You are free to believe that if you so desire.
If the name Karen McDougal sounds familiar, it’s because she also slept with Bruce Willis a decade ago.
She was also the first woman to appear on the cover of Men’s Fitness magazine and she starred in The Arena, a direct-to-video movie that maybe some readers watched.
McDougal was named Playmate of the Year in 1998.