National Enquirer Shielded Donald Trump From Playboy Model’s Affair Allegation

Joe Palazzolo, Michael Rothfeld, & Lukas I. Alpert, Wall Street Journal – November 4, 2016

The company that owns the National Enquirer, a backer of Donald Trump, agreed to pay $150,000 to a former Playboy centerfold model for her story of an affair a decade ago with the Republican presidential nominee, but then didn’t publish it, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and people familiar with the matter. The tabloid-newspaper publisher reached an agreement in early August with Karen McDougal, the 1998 Playmate of the Year.

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