It’s no secret that Boies Schiller Flexner took heat for representing Harvey Weinstein—work that reportedly included signing a contract for the now-disgraced Hollywood figure to hire a private intelligence agency as the New York Times was reporting on Weinstein’s sexual misconduct. Why, then, would the firm take a separate action for the National Enquirer’s parent company that, at least on first glance, seems similar?
That’s a question raised by a short reference in an Associated Press article, which on Thursday reported on a $30,000 payout to a former doorman at one of President Donald Trump’s looming skyscrapers in Manhattan. According to the AP, the doorman, Dino Sajudin, signed a contract with National Enquirer parent American Media Inc. that effectively kept him from going public with a rumor that Trump had an affair and child with an employee at Trump World Tower on Manhattan’s east side.
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