Porn Star Got $130,000 To Stay Quiet About Her ‘Encounter’ With Trump During US Poll Campaign

US President Donald Trump, it appears can’t get his name away from controversy after controversies. This week he found himself defending against a recently published book into the inner workings of the White House.

Even before the dust settled over it, Mr Trump was accused of making racist remarks on African countries. As the diplomatic damage of his comment is still being assessed, he has landed in another controversy.

Trump’s personal attorney arranged a $130,000 payment to a former porn star before the 2016 election to keep her from going public about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

A White House official categorically denied the report in which the woman, Stephanie Clifford, says she met Trump at a celebrity golf event in 2006 — a year after he married his current wife, Melania.

Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, says the encounter happened sometime after that, the Journal reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.

Trump’s long-time attorney Michael Cohen brokered the payment to the woman in October 2016 — one month before the election — under a deal that included a non-disclosure agreement, the sources told the newspaper.

“These are old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election,” a White House official said.

During the presidential campaign, a videotape emerged of Trump boasting that he could grope women with impunity. Several women have accused the 71-year-old of sexual misconduct.

Trump has denied all of the claims as lies and even suggested the taped comments were falsified. But former “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush said he and seven others witnessed Trump making the lewd remarks.

 

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