As if this day couldn't get any worse for Donald Trump, a Wall Street Journal report is alleging that a top lawyer for the Trump Organization paid $130,000 to a former adult film star to keep her quiet a month before the 2016 presidential election.
Cohen, Trump's lawyer who, according to the Journal, arranged the payment, denied the report in a statement on Friday to BuzzFeed News.
In a 2016 news conference, adult-film star Jessica Drake claimed that Trump kissed her and two other women without their consent at the same golf event that same year.
He also hit out at the Wall Street Journal's "outlandish allegations" against Mr Trump and said the paper had been trying to "perpetuate" a "false narrative". The decision was made after a reported outing, funded by the Republican National Committee, to a Los Angeles lesbian bondage-themed club called Voyeur-which is now closed.
'If I did indeed have a relationship with Donald Trump, trust me, you wouldn't be reading about it in the news, ' Clifford said in the statement that Cohen provided to news outlets, 'you would be reading about it in my book'. Cohen also issued a statement that he said was from Clifford, whose professional name is Stormy Daniels.
However, he said, "Attorney-client privilege prohibits me from commenting on my clients" legal matters'.
Maybe Trump wasn't thinking that weekend of a political future, or of what his wife or anyone else would think, but he had no problem being photographed with Clifford.
This report comes on the heels of another report by the Journal in which it was claimed that the 38-year-old ex-porn star negotiated the possibility of appearing as a guest in ABC's "Good Morning America" two years ago to talk about Trump.
Trump lawyer Michael Cohen further condemned the report of the sexual encounter, which he vehemently denies occurred.
Michael Mosny, who also works in the adult film industry and who later became Clifford's second husband, told the Smoking Gun that she had dinner with Trump one night with Roethlisberger.
"I did not sign [a nondisclosure agreement], nor have I received any money for coming forward", Ms. Drake said in a January statement. Stormy Daniels, to receive $130,000 in October 2016, right around the time of the "Access Hollywood" tape. "Daniels said she would be "[hanging] out with him later that night" and invited Evans to come along.