DONALD Trump’s ex-doorman has reportedly released a “catch and kill” contract revealing alleged details about his boss’ love child after an affair with a housekeeper.
The employee, named as Dino Sajudin, claimed he was paid £21,000 by American Media Inc (AMI), which owns the National Enquirer, to keep quiet about the “rumour”.
The document, obtained exclusively by CNN, appears to have been signed on November 15, 2015, and states that they have exclusive rights to his story.
It reveals few other details but does state: “Source shall provide AMI with information regarding Donald Trump’s illegitimate child…”
Details of the payment to Sajudin emerged in April for the first time after an investigation by the AP news agency.
The doorman allegedly got the sum after he had heard about Trump fathering an illegitimate child with an employee at Trump World Tower, in Manhattan.
Trump is alleged to have fathered an illegitimate child with an employee at Trump World Tower, in Manhattan, pictured[/caption]
His 2015 contract subjected him to $1million (£700,000) penalty if he disclosed either the rumour or the terms of the deal to anyone.
The National Enquirer says it spent four weeks trying to back up Sajudin’s claims, but ultimately found it “lacked any credibility”.
But the company only released Sajudin from his contract after the 2016 election.
His lawyer, Marc Held, told CNN: “Mr Sajudin has been unable to discuss the circumstances regarding his deal with American Media Inc. and the story that he sold to them, due to a significant financial penalty.
Michael Cohen, Trump’s long-time lawyer, admitted paying hush money to two women who claimed to have had affairs with the president[/caption]
“Just recently, AMI released Mr Sajudin from the terms of his agreement and he is now able to speak about his personal experience with them, as well as his story, which is now known to be one of the ‘catch and kill’ pieces.
“Mr Sajudin hopes the truth will come out in the very near future.”
It comes after AMI’s publisher, David Pecker – a Trump supporter – was granted immunity in an investigation involving the president’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen.
Earlier this week, Cohen admitted paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal, both alleged to have had affairs with Mr Trump.
Such payments could be considered illegal campaign contributions under federal election law, according to experts.
The National Enquirer was involved in making the payments, some news reports have claimed.
The company’s chief content officer, Dylan Howard, have also been granted immunity, Vanity Fair magazine reported.
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The woman at the centre of the Trump rumour denied emphatically that she’d ever had an affair with him, saying she had no idea the Enquirer had paid Sajudin.
She told the AP – who did not name her – earlier this year: “This is all fake.”
Cohen acknowledged that he had discussed Sajudin’s story with the magazine but said he said he was acting as a Trump spokesman and denied knowing anything beforehand about the Enquirer payment to the man.
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