A former employee of Donald Trump has released a copy of the ‘catch-and-kill contract he signed gagging him from discussing his boss’ alleged affair which resulted in a love child.
Former Trump World Tower doorman Dino Sajudin claims he was paid $30,000 not to go public with a salacious story about the now-US President fathering an illegitimate child with one of his employees.
Sajudin was paid by American Media Inc, the publisher of the National Enquirer, for exclusive rights to a “rumour” he had heard about Trump’s alleged affair with a 29-year-old housekeeper.
The Enquirer never published the story, claiming they had spent four weeks trying to verify the claims, but had been unable to do so.
Now Mr Sajudin has released from his contract after discussions with AMI, his lawyer told CNN .
The contract, obtained exclusively by CNN, appears to have been signed on November 15, 2015.
It states that AMI has exclusive rights to Mr Sajudin’s story, giving no other detail except for “source shall provide AMI with information regarding Donald Trump’s illegitimate child…”
The contract also states that Mr Sajudin must pay AMI $1million if he were to breach the terms and conditions of the agreement.
Lawyer Marc Held told CNN: “Mr Sajudin has been unable to discuss the circumstances regarding his deal with American Media Inc. and the story that he sold to them, due to a significant financial penalty.
“Just recently, AMI released Mr Sajudin from the terms of his agreement and he is now able to speak about his personal experience with them, as well as his story, which is now known to be one of the ‘catch and kill’ pieces.
“Mr Sajudin hopes the truth will come out in the very near future.”
Details of the catch-and-kill contract emerged shortly after AMI Chief Executive David Pecker, a longtime friend of Trump, was granted immunity in an investigation involving lawyer Michael Cohen.