A Playboy Playmate who claims that she had a year-long affair with President Donald Trump is sharing new details about how the real estate scion used his money and power to get her in bed and then ensure her silence.
Karen McDougal tells The New Yorker that she and President Trump met back in 2006 at a party that was hosted by Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion.
President Trump took an immediate liking to McDougal she later wrote in her journal, noting that one of the magazine’s mrketing executives joked: ‘Wow, he was all over you – I think you could be his next wife.’
His third wife Melania was back in New York with the couple’s three-month old Barron at the time, and shortly after the party McDougal was invited to have dinner with President Trump in his private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
That encounter was also detailed in her journal, with McDougal writing that it culminated with the pair’s first sexual encounter.
When they were done, Trump offered to give McDougal money.
‘He offered me money,’ wrote McDougal in her journal.
‘I looked at him (+ felt sad) + said, “No thanks – I’m not ‘that girl.” I slept w/you because I like you – NOT for money’”- He told me “you are special.”‘
McDougal, who was the Playmate of the Month for December 1997 and later Playmate of the Year for 1998, said she was drawn to Trump’s personality above all else.
‘I was so nervous! I was into his intelligence + charm. Such a polite man,’ she wrote in her journal.