Michael Avenatti claims three more women were paid off by Trump team


Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Thursday night that he’s representing three more women who claim they were paid for their silence by President Trump’s team.

Avenatti, speaking at a panel in West Hollywood, told the audience that the women — one of whom says she was pregnant at the time — were paid off by Trump, AMI Entertainment and Michael Cohen, the President’s personal attorney, according to KABC.

The lawyer declined to give any details, including why the women were allegedly paid off, but said he’s working with them to get “clearance” to release more information.

Avenatti gained national attention for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Trump. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims she had an affair with the then-real estate developer in 2006 and was paid $130,000 in hush money by Cohen shortly before the presidential election.

Former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who also allegedly had an affair with the President, filed a lawsuit claiming that AMI Entertainment, the parent company of the National Enquirer, paid her $150,000 for the exclusive rights to her story, then buried the allegations.

Trump had denied any knowledge of the payout to McDougal, but CNN released this week an audio recording of the then-presidential candidate and Cohen seemingly discussing setting up a shell company to hide the money that went to the model.

“I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David,” Cohen told Trump on the tape, supposedly referring to AMI publisher David Pecker.