McDougal and Daniels both claim they had an affair with Trump in 2006, a year after he married Melania Trump. Now, former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal is also suing to be able to get out of an agreement she made to stay silent.
Karen McDougal launched the suit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against American Media Inc., owner of The National Enquirer, saying A.M.I. shelled out $150,000 to keep her quiet, The New York Times reported.
"Davidson failed to tell Ms. McDougal that the contract's fine print did not actually obligate AMI to run her columns-the central feature of AMI's promise to create ongoing positive exposure for Ms. McDougal", the record reads.
Like adult film actor Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal is arguing that her contract to not discuss her alleged relationship with Trump is invalid and she should be allowed to make her case in public court, not private arbitration.
McDougal is the latest woman to take legal action over an agreement restricting her from speaking out about an alleged relationship with the President prior to his time in government.
McDougal's lawyers also said Davidson pressured her into signing the contract with AMI. As these accusations were thrown in the air, the president has repeatedly denied these. The lawyer said her story was "worth millions" and connected her with American Media, the suit says. She additionally accused her own lawyer at the time of joining their efforts to mislead her about the nature of the deal. She was previously given a $130,000 payout for her silence on her interactions with Trump. Unknown to Ms. McDougal, Mr. Davidson was working closely with representatives for Mr. Trump while pretending to advocate on her behalf.
As her story was not published, McDougal sought to give her statements to ABC News back then and AMI immediately handed her $150,000 and promised her she would land on two magazine front page, as well as in many articles, but that her story still would not be published. (AMI), selling her story about her relationship with Trump in August 2016, as the Wall Street Journal has reported. David Pecker-the CEO of American Media Inc., which owns the Enquirer-is known to be friendly with Trump, and he reportedly spiked stories that showed his friends in a poor light.
"AMI entered into the agreement with Ms. McDougal in coordination with Michael Cohen, an agent of the Trump campaign, and for the objective of influencing the 2016 presidential election", the suit alleges.
The complaint claims, "Mr. Davidson's fee agreement granted him 45% of whatever Ms. McDougal received".
McDougal's lawsuit follows a similar legal fight from Daniels, whose highly anticipated interview on 60 Minutes about her supposed affair with the president will air this weekend.