Sajudin had told the Enquirer about a rumor he heard that Trump may have fathered a child in the 1980s with an employee at Trump World Tower, a NY building his company developed near the United Nations, the AP reported.
Though the doorman Sajudin was bought and paid for his silence, the Enquirer spent weeks on the story before deciding there wasn't anything to prove its authenticity and let Sajudin out of his contract after the 2016 election.
Meanwhile, the unnamed woman, who is said to have had a child with Trump, also denied the rumors and said that she has never had an affair with Trump.
He then went to the National Enquirer with the allegations, with the pro-Trump publication subsequently accused of paying him $30,000, only to kill the story.
Now, get this ... he claims, "On one occasion immediately after the 2016 presidential election, Mr. Sciricco told Mr. Sajudin 'I hope Trump gets rid of you all'". Cohen told the AP that he didn't know about the payment to the ex-doorman at the time.
On Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's hotel room and office looking for information about the McDougal and Daniels payouts, Trump's infamous Access Hollywood tape, and communications between Cohen, Trump, Pecker, and AMI's chief content officer Dylan Howard.
Others said stories attacking Trump's rivals - including Hillary Clinton - were not subject to the same stringent fact-checking before publication.
The AP also reports that four longtime Enquirer staffers directly familiar with the episode says they were told to stop investing the tip before they were able to confirm potentially promising reporting threads.Читайте также: Sky Issues Statement On UK Panel Ruling
"If there's no money involved with it", he said, "I'm not getting involved". Daniels had signed a non-disclosure agreement but has since sued to claim the agreement was void because Trump had not signed it.
The tabloid made its first-ever endorsement by officially backing Trump for president.
AMI officials spoke similarly, Chief Content Officer Dylan Howard telling RadarOnline that the story "lacked any credibility" and was not run for that reason.
The company has said it paid McDougal, the former Playboy Playmate, to be a columnist for an AMI-published fitness magazine, not to stay silent.
"The behavior is so extreme and so weird", she said.
Pecker has denied burying negative stories about Trump, but acknowledged to the New Yorker last summer that McDougal's contract had effectively silenced her.
Sajudin's deal included a $1 million fine for speaking out.
"Once she's part of the company, then on the outside she can't be bashing Trump and American Media", Pecker said.
Shortly after The New Yorker piece published, Farrow sat down on Good Morning America to discuss the legal ramifications and what this could mean for A.M.I. and Cohen.
"It seems like the writing is on the wall about that, it's pretty clear", Sajudin said before referring more questions to his lawyer.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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