The Manhattan grand jury looking into Donald Trump’s alleged involvement in a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels has reportedly heard evidence about a separate financial transaction with another woman who allegedly had an affair with the former president.
The Wall Street Journal reported Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, has presented the grand jury with evidence involving the former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claims to have had an extramarital affair with Trump starting in 2006.
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According to the report, the parent company of National Enquirer, which endorsed Donald Trump’s first presidential bid, agreed to pay McDougal $150,000 for her story about the alleged affair.
Who is Karen McDougal?
Karen McDougal is an American model and actor. She is known for her appearances in Playboy magazine and her 9-month-long affair with Donald Trump. In 2001, she was voted as the runner-up of The sexiest Playmate of the 1990s.
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McDougal was born on March 23, 1971, in Merrillville, Indiana, near Gary. She has three elder brothers, Bob, Dave, and Jeff, and a younger sister, Tina. Her mother, Carol, remarried when Karen was nine years old.
McDougal learned tap dance and ballet as a child. She attended River Valley High School and became a cheerleader, a marching band member, a color guard member, and a volleyball and softball player. She was also the Michigan state champion clarinet player four years in a row in high school.
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After two years of college, she moved to a Detroit suburb where she taught pre-kindergarten, before winning a swimwear competition that launched her career as a glamour, promotional, and swimsuit model.
McDougal was approached by Playboy and was eventually selected as the Playmate of the Month in the December 1997 issue of the famous men’s magazine. She was named Playmate of the year in 1998. She has been featured in several Playboy videos and posed for newsstand special editions.
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Apart from acting and modeling, McDougal is also an avid motorcycle rider, businesswoman, and an advocate of breast cancer awareness.