Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Arranged $1.6 Million Payment To Playboy Model Impregnated By Republican Fundraiser, Model Had Abortion: Report
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, reportedly arranged a deal in late 2017 to pay $1.6 million to a former Playboy model who claimed she was impregnated by Elliott Broidy, a deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Unidentified sources told The Wall Street Journal that Cohen negotiated the $1.6 million to pay to the model over two years in quarterly installments on behalf of Broidy, a Los Angeles-based venture capitalist who has ties to President Donald Trump.
In a nondisclosure agreement very similar to the one between Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels, the model is not allowed to speak about her alleged relationship with Broidy.
Sources told The Wall Street Journal that the Broidy agreement uses the same pseudonyms for Broidy and the model —David Dennison and Peggy Peterson — that were used in the agreement between Trump and Daniels.
Broidy, who is married to Robin Rosenzweig, released a statement through a spokesman:
I acknowledge I had a consensual relationship with a Playboy Playmate. At the end of our relationship, this woman shared with me that she was pregnant. She alone decided that she did not want to continue with the pregnancy and I offered to help her financially during this difficult period.
Cohen refused to comment.
A spokesman for the model’s lawyer, Keith Davidson, said he couldn’t confirm or deny the existence of the agreement.
Broidy was a vice chairman for the Trump campaign’s joint fund with the Republican Party during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Sources told The Wall Street Journal reports that Broidy has often met with Trump at the White House and at Trump’s Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago.
Broidy reportedly helped organize a fundraiser in Los Angeles in March that Trump attended.
The Wrap noted that Broidy has a criminal past:
In 2009, Broidy pleaded guilty to committing a felony by giving nearly $1 million in illegal gifts to state officials in order to secure a lucrative deal with New York’s public pension fund for his then-firm Markstone Capital Partners.