More Trump allegations after report lawyer paid porn star

Stormy Daniels

Trump reportedly paid adult film star not to speak out about alleged sexual encounter

"She didn't respond to requests for comment", the Wall Street Journal reported.

"His words and actions are a huge testament to his character - that of uncontrollable misogyny, entitlement, and being a sexual assault apologist", Drake said at an October 2016 press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred.

In a letter, obtained and reviewed by Fox News, Clifford denied claims of any sexual encounter with Trump.

A separate statement, which Cohen provided and said was signed by Stormy Daniels, said the adult film star's relationship with Trump did not go further than several public appearances.

The first report about Clifford in the Wall Street Journal also alluded to an abrupt end to her alleged talks with ABC.

The story, which cites people familiar with the matter, says Cohen arranged a $130,000 payment to Stephanie Clifford - whose stage name is "Stormy Daniels" - a month ahead of the election.

"This is now the second time that you are raising outlandish allegations against my client", Cohen continued.

Stormy Daniels
Stormy Daniels aka Stephanie Clifford

Although a White House spokesperson refused to comment on the payment allegation, they did note that the liaison rumor about Stormy and Donnie was "old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election". In that article, the Journal reported the company that owns the National Enquirer agreed to pay $150,000 to a former Playboy centerfold model three months before the election for her story of an affair a decade earlier with the Republican presidential nominee, which the tabloid newspaper didn't publish.

"Rumours that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false", the statement said. "I am stating with complete clarity that this is absolutely false", she wrote.

Clifford reportedly received the payment through her lawyer's client-trust account. He said both the president and Clifford have "vehemently" denied a sexual relationship. Daniels appeared at the launch of Trump Vodka in 2007.

The deal would have been reached around the same time a leaked recording revealed the now-infamous lewd comments Trump made on the set of "Access Hollywood" in 2005. Cohen denies the sexual encounter took place. "I am the fix-it guy", he said in an interview in January 2017 before Trump's inauguration.

"These rumors have circulated time and again since 2011", Cohen said. She privately spoke about a consensual encounter she had with Trump in 2006 at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. "I spoke out because it was the right thing to do".

Ms. Clifford allegedly complained after the agreement was finalized that she didn't receive the payment as rapidly as she expected to and threatened to nix it.

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