On Thursday, former Playboy model, Karen McDougal, who claimed to have had an affair with Trump filed suit against Fox ‘News.’ She alleges Tucker Carlson “intentionally defamed her on his television show.”
Ms. McDougal said “Mr. Carlson had falsely accused her of extortion last year when he said that she “approached Donald Trump and threatened to ruin his career and humiliate his family if he doesn’t give them money.”
Her suit also states that she never threatened Mr. Trump.
Although Carlson never mentioned Ms. McDougal by name on his Dec. 10, 2018 broadcast:
“It was obvious to a reasonable viewer who he was referring to particularly when Carlson put a picture of McDougal on the screen while reporting that she extorted Trump,” the suit says.
McDougal has said she had a 10-month affair with Trump that began in 2006, when he was married to first lady Melania Trump. The president has denied her claims.
McDougal was paid $150,000 in 2016 by the publisher of The National Enquirer after an attorney for her tried to sell the story about the affair to that Trump-friendly supermarket tabloid newspaper.CNBC: