Ex-'Playboy' model tells of Trump 'affair'
A former 'Playboy' model has gone public about her alleged affair with US President Donald Trump after she claims a magazine bought her story in order to bury it.
Karen McDougal claims she met Mr Trump at a Playboy Mansion party in 2006, shortly after his wife Melania gave birth to the couple's son Barron.
Ms McDougal, a former 'Playmate of the Year', said that Mr Trump "immediately took a liking" to her, saying that one person at the party told her "wow, he was all over you - I think you could be his next wife".
Ms McDougal said she was wary of speaking publicly about her time with the future president for fear of legal reprisals.
However, the 'New Yorker' claims to have obtained a hand-written account of the affair, which Ms McDougal confirmed to the magazine was in her own handwriting.
On the eight-page document she details how they began a nine-month affair during which she visited him at a private bungalow in the Beverly Hills Hotel where he always ordered steak and mashed potatoes.
During their first sexual encounter, Ms McDougal claimed Mr Trump offered her cash afterwards.
"We talked for a couple hours - then, it was 'on'! We got naked + had sex," she wrote.
Afterwards, she said he offered her money.
"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'.''
The former model claimed she was even introduced to Mr Trump's sons at a party.
She said she ended the relationship nine months later, in April 2007, after becoming frustrated with Mr Trump's inappropriate comments. She claimed he made racially charged comments about black men as well as sexually crude comments about a friend. (© Daily Telegraph London)