Former playboy playmate Karen McDougal, who has claimed that she had a 10-month long affair with President Trump, has announced that she is now suing Fox News.
The suit stems from Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s claim that McDougal used the claim to try and extort Trump and ruin the lives of his family member if he didn’t giver her hush money.
As TMZ reports:
You’ll recall, McDougal went public last year claiming she and Trump had a 10-month affair, beginning in June 2006. Carlson covered the alleged affair on Dec. 10, 2018 … and according to the suit said, McDougal “approached Donald Trump and threatened to ruin his career and humiliate his family if he doesn’t give [her] money.”
She says Carlson continued, “Now that sounds like a classic case of extortion.”
— Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) December 5, 2019
McDougal, 1998’s Playmate of the Year, says Carlson repeatedly mentioned the “extortion” as “undisputed fact” during the broadcast, but she says that’s completely false. In the suit, she says she never threatened Trump over his career or his family — and no one involved in the payments Trump allegedly made to McDougal ever accused her of trying to extort Trump…
McDougal is suing Fox News Network for defamation and unspecified damages…