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Report: Trump Lawyer Arranged $130K Hush Money to Keep Porn Star Quiet

A lawyer for Donald Trump arranged a $130,000 payment to a former porn star one month before the 2016 election in an effort to keep her silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. According to people familiar with the deal, Michael Cohen arranged the hush money for Stormy Daniels, born Stephanie Clifford, as part of a non-disclosure agreement negotiated by her lawyer. Per people familiar with the deal, Trump and Clifford had an alleged sexual encounter after they met at a July 2006 celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. In a response to the Journal, Cohen did not deny the payments, instead saying, “President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels.”