Karen McDougal Sues to Speak Openly About Donald Trump Affair

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Karen McDougal really wants to tell the world about Donald Trump's penis.

Or, to be more specific and gross, about where Donald Trump's penis once was in relation to her vagina.

Karen McDougal in a Cap

As previously reported, McDougal is a former Playboy centerfold who claims she carried on a nine-month affair with Trump between 2006 and 2007.

But she also claims she was forced to sign a legal agreement many years ago that barred her from speaking openly about this relationship...

... and now she's suing to have it overturned.

McDougal filed her legal documents in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, reports The New York Daily News.

She's taking aim in them at The National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc., alleging it paid her $150,000 for the story of her affair with the now-President -- only to never publish it.

The agreement McDougal supposedly signed in 2016 did not require the Enquirer to publish her allegation, but it effectively muted McDougal on the matter, she states.

However, an attorney for American Media Inc. says this simply isn't true.

Cameron Stracher tells The Daily News that McDougal is "already free to respond to press inquiries. That's been true since 2016."

Karen McDougal Pic

(For the record, this is a different woman alleging to have had an affair with Trump and then claiming she was paid to keep it quiet.

You can go read about the other woman making this same claim, Stormy Daniels, HERE.)

But McDougal disagrees.

"AMI lied to me, made empty promises, and repeatedly intimidated and manipulated me," McDougal said in a statement, adding:

"I just want the opportunity to set the record straight and move on with my life, free from this company, its executives, and its lawyers."

The brunette earned Playmate of the Year in 1998, a distinction that followed many years of taking her clothes off for that famous magazine.

She also once dated Bruce Willis. But anyway...

Karen McDougal Snapshot

Reads an except from the lawsuit:

"For several years, Ms. McDougal led a 'Hollywood' life, attending events and parties as both honored guest and hostess. During that time, Ms. McDougal had a 10-month relationship with Mr. Trump."

The ex-centerfold did not go public with this past romance, but was exposed by Playboy Playmate Carrie Stevens in a series of tweets in May of 2016.

Convinced news of the extramarital dalliance would come out in full, McDougal hired entertainment lawyer Keith Davidson, who she says "assured her that the rights to publish her story were worth millions."

But these new legal documents make an unusual assertion:

"Unknown to Ms. McDougal, Mr. Davidson was working closely with representatives for Mr. Trump while pretending to advocate on her behalf."

Donald Trump Addresses the Nation

McDougal allegedly received her $150,000 payment in exchange for a deal that did NOT include coverage of her Trump affair; but which did allow her to wrote multiple fitness articles for American Media.

It was basically a quid pro quo:

Here, Karen, take this money and stay quiet about the affair... and we'll help boost your career by giving you a few bylines.

So this was not hush money, exactly, then?

Write The Daily News:

Even after her agreement was amended to say she could "respond to legitimate press inquiriers regarding the facts of her alleged relationship with Donald Trump," it still said she could be on the hook for $150,000 in liquidated damages if she gave interviews "without prior written consent."

It's all a bit confusing, but the bottom line is that Karen McDougal wants to tell the world about sex with Donald Trump while he was still married.

She believes she is legally unable to do so and wants to change that.

Donald Trump in Atlanta

Says her current lawyer, Peter Stris, in a statement:

"A quarter billion dollar company posing as a media organization systemically intimidated and silenced Karen McDougal in order to achieve its political and financial ends, and she will no longer be quiet.

"Through efforts including the collusion of her own lawyer, AMI has consistently deceived and manipulated Mr. McDougal through an illegitimate contract."

We have a feeling this isn't the last you'll be hearing about this story.

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