Trump Lawyer Paid $130,000 To Porn Star Stormy Daniels For Her Silence About Alleged Affair With Trump: Report

UPDATE 2: Porn star Jessica Drake is reportedly not allowed to speak about Trump because she signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with him. NDAs are usually required as part of financial settlements.

UPDATE: Porn star Alana Evans says Trump and Daniels wanted her to “party” with them.

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly paid $130,000 to former porn star Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, in October 2016 to keep quiet about an alleged sexual affair with Trump from 2006.

Unidentified sources told The Wall Street Journal that Clifford “privately alleged the encounter with Mr. Trump took place after they met at a July 2006 celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe.”

The Wall Street Journal notes that the payment from Cohen was allegedly made via Clifford’s lawyer, Keith Davidson.

Sources said the money was transferred from Cohen in New York City to Davidson’s client-trust account at City National Bank in Los Angeles.

“I previously represented Ms. Daniels,” Davidson told the The Wall Street Journal.  “Attorney-client privilege prohibits me from commenting on my clients’ legal matters.”

City National Bank refused to comment.

The White House denied the new report: “These are old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election.”

Cohen — who said in 2017  “I am the fix-it guy” — also denied the new report: “President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels. This is now the second time that you are raising outlandish allegations against my client. You have attempted to perpetuate this false narrative for over a year; a narrative that has been consistently denied by all parties since at least 2011..”

The Wall Street Journal previously reported that Clifford talked with ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” in the fall of 2016 about an interview regarding Trump, according to people familiar with the matter, but dropped out (possibly due to the 6-figure payment).

In that earlier article, The Wall Street Journal noted that the National Enquirer’s parent company American Media Inc. agreed to pay Clifford $150,000 three months before the election for her story about Trump, but chose to keep it under wraps.

American Media Inc is owned by Trump’s friend David Pecker.

American Media Inc. claimed that Clifford was paid to write fitness columns and appear on magazine covers.

Cohen included a statement allegedly signed by “Stormy Daniels” that said she did not have a “sexual and/or romantic affair” with Trump.

Daniels’ statement also said: “Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false.”

A second porn star, Jessica Drake, claimed in October 2016 that Trump kissed her and two other women without consent in a hotel suite after the same 2006 golf event where Trump allegedly met Daniels.

Drake recently told The Wall Street Journal: “I did not sign [a nondisclosure agreement], nor have I received any money for coming forward. I spoke out because it was the right thing to do.”

The White House responded to Drake by referring to a previous statement by the Trump campaign which referred to her recollection as “totally false and ridiculous.”

(Source: The Wall Street Journal, Photo Credit: MySpace)

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