Cohen Brokered $1.6 Million Settlement for RNC Deputy Finance Chair

In late 2017, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, negotiated a $1.6 million settlement between Elliott Broidy, deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, and a former Playboy Playmate who claims Broidy impregnated her, according to The Wall Street Journal. Under the deal, the woman would receive $1.6 million over a span of two years in exchange for not “disclosing her alleged relationship with Mr. Broidy.” The woman claims that Broidy “paid her for an exclusive sexual relationship” for one to two years. “I acknowledge I had a consensual relationship with a Playboy Playmate,” Broidy said in a statement. “At the end of our relationship, this woman shared with me that she was pregnant. She alone decided that she did not want to continue with the pregnancy and I offered to help her financially during this difficult period.” Cohen also represented Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, who both allegedly had affairs with Trump. He declined to confirm or deny the agreement. Sources tell the Journal that the non-disclosure agreement signed by the former Playboy Playmate resembles the one Stormy Daniels signed when Cohen agreed to pay her $130,000. According to a Journal reporter, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel “accepted Elliott Broidy’s resignation from the finance team in a phone call.”