The ex-doorman stated to the online magazine that he heard the rumors regarding the possible love child from fellow Trump Organization employees.
Dino Sajudin, a former Trump Tower doorman, has spoken out about reportedly being paid $30,000 in 2015 by the National Enquirer to keep quiet about an extramarital affair President Donald Trump reportedly had in the 1980s.
The Associated Press wrote that its reporters could not confirm that the rumor of the child was true - but more importantly, the AP was able to confirm that the doorman who then worked in Trump World Tower, Dino Sajudin, received the $30,000 payment from the tabloid in exchange for signing an agreement that he would never discuss the rumor. The contract subjected Sajudin to a $1 million penalty if he disclosed either the rumor or the terms of the deal to anyone. The tabloid then proceeded to keep a lid on the story entirely in what critics say is part of a long-standing pattern of protecting Trump from additional scandals.
Sajudin signed a contract with the tabloid's parent company, American Media Inc., led by President Donald Trump's close friend David Pecker.
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Sajudin told AMI that he'd been told the story from several high-ranking people in the Trump orbit, including Trump's head of security, Matthew Calamari.
In a statement about the Sajudin payment, AMI denied "that Donald Trump or Michael Cohen had anything to do with its decision not to pursue a story about a "love child" that it determined was not credible".
"It seems like the writing is on the wall about that, it's pretty clear", Mr Sajudin said.
Federal investigators looking into President Trump's personal lawyer are now questioning whether the country's largest tabloid publisher helped Trump during his presidential campaign.
The FBI raided Cohen's office, home and hotel room this week under search warrants reportedly seeking records on McDougal's nondisclosure deal with American Media. Not to mention that the National Enquirer paid another Trump mistress, Playboy model Karen McDougal, $150,000 for her story only to bury it and keep her from telling it to anyone else (she's now fighting them for her rights back).
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RadarOnline, another AMI publication, published a report Wednesday that said the Enquirer researched the story for four weeks before deciding the rumor was not true and ending its investigation.
Upon hearing word that his contract had been exposed to the press, Sajudin stuck by his story. "I think they lost their money". The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.
The Enquirer never ran his story however, as the tabloid says it could not verify the authenticity of his claim.
"When we realized we would be unable to publish, and other media outlets approached the source about his tale, we released Sajudin from the exclusivity clause that had accompanied his $30,000 payment, freeing him to tell his story to whomever he wanted", Howard told Radar.
The company has said it paid McDougal, the former Playboy Playmate, to be a columnist for an AMI-published fitness magazine, not to stay silent.
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