A former Trump World Tower doorman with a salacious tale about the man who would be president sold its rights to the parent company of National Enquirer, which promptly killed the story, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.
His ex-wife of 14 years also cast doubt on Sajudin's account, saying that her former husband is a "pathological liar".
AMI denied the charge, and said it chose not to publish the story because it was not credible.
According to Ronan Farrow's reporting for the New Yorker, Sajudin passed a lie detector test that confirmed that he heard the rumor of the affair and subsequent child from high-level Trump employees, including Matthew Calamari who served as Trump's head of security.
The two are reported to have been in contact over another "hush" payment made by the National Enquirer - to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal who, like Stormy Daniels, says that she had a sexual relationship with Trump.
President Donald Trump's favorite social media platform exploded on Thursday over a report claiming he had a love child with an unnamed mistress in the 1980s. The payment was for him to keep quiet about the rumor he heard of Trump having a child with an employee at Trump World Tower in Midtown East.Читайте также: Lula is not going to go into prison voluntarily, reports ' Folha '
The AP did not publish the story at that time.
"I spoke with the father of the family, who said that Sajudin's claim was 'completely false and ridiculous, '" Farrow continued, writing that the man complained "that the Enquirer had put the family in a hard situation".
Speaking under condition of anonymity to the Associated Press, the National Enquirer staffers say it was highly unusual for their publication to shell out that much cash for the exclusive rights to a potentially massive report, only for higher-ups to call off the investigation before its completion.
"Today I awoke to learn that a confidential agreement that I had with AMI (The National Inquirer) with regard to a story about President Trump was leaked to the press", Sajudin statement's to CNN read. However, they claim that the editor-in-chief decided there wasn't enough evidence to prove the story was true, so they released him from his exclusivity clause.
Cohen, the longtime Trump lawyer, acknowledged to the AP that he had discussed Sajudin's story with the magazine when the tabloid was working on it.
On Monday, the FBI raided Cohen's offices, and federal authorities are investigating possible financial or election law violations. "Prosecutors are probing whether Cohen broke banking or campaign laws in connection with AMI's payment to McDougal and a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels that Cohen said he paid out of his own pocket". "What's your offer??" After being told that The New Yorker does not pay sources, Sajudin declined further requests for an interview.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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