Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, had reportedly set up a private LLC (limited liability company) to pay former pornstar, Stormy Daniels, $130 thousand to not speak of an alleged sexual encounter with the real-estate mogul. The incident reportedly occurred weeks before Trump started his 2016 presidential campaign.
Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, told a media outlet in 2011 how she once had an affair with Trump, after the two met at a celebrity golf tournament in Nevada in 2006.
The two later met in New York and in Los Angeles a number of times. In 2007, Trump reportedly invited Daniels to a party where he was promoting Trump Vodka.
She claims that their sexual relationship lasted for nearly a year, time in which Trump was already married to, Melania Knavs, currently Melania Trump, First Lady Of The US.
Cohen created a company called Essential Consultants LLC in Delaware, which offers high-standard privacy services to business owners.
According to media sources, Cohen had paid Daniels $130 thousand for her silence about the alleged sexual encounter. More so, a person familiar with the matter claims that the company used aliases to hide the names of the people involved. With Daniels’ being “Peggy Peterson”.
After word got out, Cohen issued a statement on behalf of President Trump in which he denies any encounter with the former pornstar.
“These rumors have circulated time and again since 2011,” said Cohen in his statement. “President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels.”
In addition, Cohen obtained a statement from Daniels, where the former pornstar called the claims false. Stormy Daniels said that if she had a relationship with the current president, she would have included the information in her book. The statement was dated January 10.
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