- President Donald Trump carried on a nine month-long affair with a former Playboy model, whom he flew around the country and introduced to his family while he was married to Melania.
- Trump flew Karen McDougal, the former model, to the same 2006 golf tournament in Lake Tahoe where he allegedly had sex with porn star Stephanie Clifford and forcibly kissed porn star Jessica Drake.
- McDougal detailed her affair in an eight-page, handwritten document obtained by The New Yorker.
President Donald Trump carried on a nine month-long affair with a former Playboy model, whom he flew around the country and introduced to his family, two years into his marriage to Melania Trump, according to a lengthy report published in the New Yorker on Friday.
In an eight-page, handwritten document obtained by The New Yorker, Karen McDougal, Playboy magazine’s 1998 “Playmate of the year,” describes details of her relationship with Trump, whom she said she met at a pool party at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles in June 2006.
“I was so nervous! I was into his intelligence + charm. Such a polite man,” she wrote of her first date with Trump at his Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow. “We talked for a couple hours – then, it was ‘ON’! We got naked + had sex.”
A friend of McDougal’s provided the document to The New Yorker, and McDougal confirmed that the handwriting is hers. She wrote that Trump offered to pay her after the first time they had sex, but she declined the money, telling him, “I’m not ‘that girl.'”
In August 2016, McDougal signed a limited life-story rights agreement, selling American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer, exclusive rights to her story for $150,000. But the media company, which has a history of publishing stories favorable to Trump and whose owner is a friend of Trump’s, killed the story.
“We never printed a word about Trump without his approval,” a former top editor at the company told The New Yorker.
McDougal told The New Yorker that she regrets selling her story to the Enquirer. “It took my rights away,” she said.
McDougal says that Trump flew her around the country to attend public events with him, reimbursing her for her travel expenses.
“No paper trail for him,” she wrote.
In July 2006, McDougal met Trump at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, California, where he allegedly also had sex with porn star Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels. Another porn star, Dawn Vanguard, who goes by Alana Evans on-screen, said Trump invited her to join him and Clifford in his hotel room. And a third porn star, Jessica Drake, said that Trump forcibly kissed her and two other women when they met him at his hotel room that same weekend.
At another event – a party for Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice” – McDougal dressed as a Playboy bunny and Trump introduced her to his family. Trump told McDougal that his son, Eric, pointed had called her the “most beautiful girl” at the event.
“We took pics together, alone + with his family,” McDougal wrote in the document. She added that Trump said he had asked his son Eric “who he thought was the most beautiful girl here + Eric pointed me. Mr. T said ‘He has great taste’ + we laughed!”
McDougal reportedly ended the relationship in April 2007 after she began to feel guilty and was offended by several comments Trump made, including calling her mother “an old hag” and sexualized comments he made about a friend of hers.
The White House says that Trump denies all of the allegations in the report, and called it “fake news.”