Ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claimed that she had an affair with US President Donald Trump in 2006, has apologised to the President's wife Melania Trump. However, adding, "There was a real relationship. There were real feelings...He would call me baby or beautiful," Karen said she broke up with Donald in 2007 as she felt "guilty"During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that aired Thursday night, Karen McDougal said Trump tried to pay her after their first sexual tryst at a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2006. McDougal said she continued the relationship with Trump for about 10 months and broke it off in April 2007 because she felt guilty. She recalled travelling to meet Trump at his properties in New York, New Jersey and California and said she had sex with him “many dozens of times.”
McDougal said she never wanted to discuss her relationship and repeatedly rebuffed inquiries from reporters about the alleged affair. But after the story became public, she wanted to get out and tell her side of what happened, she said. The White House has said Trump denies having an affair with McDougal and did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the interview Thursday night. McDougal’s lawsuit, which asks a judge to invalidate the contract, alleges that Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, was secretly involved in her discussions with the tabloid’s parent company, American Media, Inc. The company has said that McDougal has been allowed to speak about her relationship since 2016 and the contract gave them discretion over whether to publish the story.