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National Enquirer Settles Trump-Related Dispute With Ex-Playboy Model

National Enquirer Settles Trump-Related Dispute With Ex-Playboy Model

However, after McDougal brought a lawsuit against A.M.I., the parties have reached a settlement that allows her to be free from her contract and speak out about her previous affair, according to the New York Times.

(AMI), the parent company of supermarket tabloid the National Enquirer, after filing a lawsuit in March. In 2016, had signed over exclusive rights to her story to the media company in exchange for $150,000.

On April 12, the Associated Press also reported that a former doorman at one of Trump's NY properties had signed a contract with the Enquirer at the end of 2015 - the height of the Republican presidential primary - to sell a story about an alleged affair between Trump and his former housekeeper at Trump World Tower, which produced a child.

The settlement agreement concludes a lawsuit filed by McDougal against American Media Inc., the company that owns the National Enquirer, for purposefully misleading her when brokering a $150,00 deal for the rights to her story ahead of the 2016 election.

A settlement agreement reached on Wednesday lets McDougal out of that contract with AMI. I am relieved to be able to tell the truth about my story when asked, and I look forward to being able to return to my private life and focus on what matters to me. Her lawyer, Peter K. Stris, was satisfied with the arrangement.

"After we had been intimate, he tried to pay me, and I actually didn't know how to take that", she told CNN of their first alleged sexual encounter.

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Under the deal, AMI said it would have the right to receive up to Dollars 75,000 of any future profits from the sale of her story about the alleged 10-month affair, which she says started in 2006.

She met with a senior executive of American Media, who after interviewing her said the tabloid had no interest in purchasing her story.

Leaving aside the salacious details of McDougal's relationship with Trump, the McDougal affair could have an impact on the legal situation facing Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen. By this time, Trump was said to be married to then Slovenian model Melania Knauss for two years.

McDougal will appear to the September 2018 cover of adult males&rsquo. She will also be the subject of a feature article in that issue. American Media said that it also maintained the right to publish columns about Ms. McDougal.

When news got out that McDougal was going to share the story of her alleged affair with Trump, the publisher acquired the rights to the story.


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