Karen McDougal’s Bruce WIllis Fling Resurfaces Amid Trump Trial

Did you know that Karen McDougal left Donald Trump to hook up with Bruce Willis? Maybe not, but serialized storytelling is blowing people away more!

Years later, despite significant payments to conceal the truth, the story of her alleged affair with the former president is no longer a secret. Allegedly!

During the years that the disgraced former president occupied the White House, the world heard a lot about Porn Star and Playboy Payoff Plot,

Karen McDougall in February 2010.
Karen McDougall attends Playboy’s Super Saturday Night Party at the Sagamore Hotel on February 6, 2010. (Photo credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Playboy)

Then, amid the pandemic and Attack on Capitol on January 6 And many more things, many people forgot about the affairs and the hush money scam. There were just big issues.

But being paid quietly in violation of federal law Is A crime. What’s strange is that, nearly two decades ago, the affair that (indirectly) courted Trump lasted less than a year. This ended after he upgraded to Bruce Willis.

Donald Trump’s secret wealth criminal case involves his history with Karen McDougal

Karen McDougall is a former Playboy model. In 2016, she was particularly willing to tell her story about an affair with then-candidate Donald Trump. The 9-month relationship he described took place during 2006 and 2007, Coinciding with his marriage to Melania,

having an affair is not a crime. Engaging in a financial conspiracy to alter the outcome of a presidential election is a different matter altogether.

During Trump’s criminal trial in Manhattan on April 24, former friend and magazine publisher David Pecker testified about the scheme to buy off Karen McDougal to keep the story of their affair a secret.

Donald Trump speaks in October 2023, notably in orange.Donald Trump speaks in October 2023, notably in orange.
Disgraced former US President Donald Trump speaks to the press during a break in his civil fraud trial in New York State Supreme Court on October 25, 2023. (Photo credit: Timothy A. Cleary/AFP via Getty Images)

David Pecker is an old friend of Trump. As of 2020, he was the head of American Media, Inc. (AMI). He was behind everything from general magazines to men’s fitness like for the tabloids The National Enquirer,

He was also at the center of controversy over a “catch and kill” plan to bury stories that could potentially embarrass Trump. This included paying Karen McDougall $150,000 (and aiding her career) so that she would sign over the exclusive rights to her story.

The plan was that she would sign an NDA and then AMI would never publish the story, all while carefully coordinating favors with the Trump campaign. And Trump and then-lawyer Michael Cohen discussed the plan on tape, referring to payment for “all the information about our friend David”. As in David Pecker.

According to Pecker, Trump ‘knew’ Karen McDougal’s story would go public

Testifying at Trump’s trial on Thursday, April 25, David Pecker shared that Trump was initially unwilling to buy the story. Pecker told the court that Trump “clearly said he doesn’t buy stories as it always comes out.”

Trump faces 34 serious charges of falsifying business records. It’s all related to hush money before the 2016 elections.

Pecker told the court how he had bought the exclusive rights to the Karen McDougall story in 2016, acting as the “eyes and ears” of the campaign and burying the stories before they became public. This, he said, was part of the agreement reached with Trump and Cohen in August 2015.

Donald Trump faces a criminal trial on April 26, 2024.Donald Trump faces a criminal trial on April 26, 2024.
Disgraced former US President Donald Trump returns to the courtroom during his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments in Manhattan Criminal Court on April 26, 2024. (Photo credit: Curtis Means-Pool/Getty Images)

According to David Pecker, former editor-in-chief of National Enquirer Verified story by Karen McDougall. At the time, Pecker advised Trump to buy the rights to the story to protect his political campaign.

Despite Trump’s initial reluctance, he gave Pecker the go-ahead through his then-lawyer Cohen. This meant that Pecker negotiated a payment of $150,000 to McDougall and promised to promote her career.

McDougal would write for AMI magazines, grace magazine covers, launch her own beauty company and even become a company radar online Anchor on the red carpet.

According to his conversation, Pecker knew he would be reimbursed “either by the Trump Organization or by Donald Trump.”

According to Pecker, he spoke with his legal counsel at the time and decided that he did not want Trump or the Trump Organization to pay him.

“I called Michael Cohen and I told him, ‘The deal is off. I’m not going forward. This is a bad idea and I want you to break the deal,'” Pecker testified in court. “He was very, very angry, basically yelling at me. The boss is going to be very angry with you.”

Karen McDougall in October 2004.Karen McDougall in October 2004.
Karen McDougall arrives at the launch party to celebrate Diane von Furstenberg’s limited edition designer mobile phone at Pacific Design Center’s Astra West on 15 October 2004. (Photo credit: Cheri Steinberg/Getty Images)

Eventually, Karen McDougall was able to tell her story publicly After the agreement with AMI, The world also became very familiar with the name and story of Stormy Daniels.

As it turned out, much of Trump’s political base had other priorities – motivated by antipathy and hostility toward perceived enemies such as racial and sexual minorities.

News of the affair alienated a small segment of potential Trump supporters, but amid an alarming erosion of political norms, the revelations about Trump’s relationship with a porn star were nothing like the scandals that had erupted in previous decades. Must have happened.

Donald Trump in his hush money criminal trial in April 2024.Donald Trump in his hush money criminal trial in April 2024.
Donald Trump speaks to members of the media during his hush money trial in Manhattan Criminal Court on April 26, 2024. (Photo credit: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

Karen McDougal claims she loved Trump

At the end, Karen McDougall tells her story To The Daily Mail, “I loved him. He loved me. I know this because he told me all the time.”

She recalled: “He’d say, ‘You’re my baby and I love you.’ He showed me to his friends.”

McDougal actually voted for Trump in 2016. In 2023, he revealed that he expected Ron DeSantis to win the 2024 GOP nomination. Many Oops all around.

Bruce Willis in October 2019.Bruce Willis in October 2019.
Bruce Willis attends the premiere of “Motherless Brooklyn” during the 57th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 11, 2019. (Photo credit: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)

Karen McDougal left Trump for Bruce Willis

during the same interview The Daily Mail, McDougall said: “I’ve been portrayed as a disgruntled woman, but I’m not that woman. I finished it.”

Feeling “ashamed” about going to bed with a married man, she was already looking for a way to end things with Trump. Then, McDougall recalled: “A family member came to town and we went to a bar and I met a lovely man named Bruce.”

That man’s full name? Bruce Willis. The two were seen in public in 2007. Their relationship apparently lasted for about six months. In fact, this is his last relationship before meeting his now-wife Emma Heming Willis.

Funny how things change.