Karen - Netflix
A spirited California teenager harasses her parents in the typical ways. The series aired under the '90 Bristol Court' umbrella, along with 'Harris Against the World' and 'Tom, Dick and Mary'.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Karen - Karen McDougal - Netflix
Karen McDougal (born March 23, 1971) is an American model and actress. She is known for her appearances in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month for December 1997 and Playmate of the Year of 1998. In 2001, the readers of Playboy voted McDougal the runner-up of “The sexiest Playmate of the 1990s”. McDougal taught pre-kindergarten before winning a swimwear competition that launched her career as a glamour, promotional, and swimsuit model. Since her appearances in Playboy, she has extended her career into a wide variety of appearances in mainstream media, including other magazine modeling, television commercials, and minor acting, with mixed success. She has been a successful fitness model, with multiple magazine appearances including being the first woman to appear on the cover of Men's Fitness magazine. She starred in The Arena, a direct-to-video film, and inspired the creation of a fantasy art statuette and a doll. McDougal is a fitness enthusiast, having since childhood engaged in ballet study and high school sports. She is an avid motorcycle and car collector. Since her Playmate days, she has maintained a largely private social life. The revelation of an alleged affair with Donald Trump from 2006–07 has put her into national headlines before and after the 2016 United States presidential election.
Karen - Alleged affair with Donald Trump - Netflix
In November 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported that McDougal had told her friend that she had an affair with a married Donald Trump from 2006 to 2007, with various sources quoting that it had lasted from ten months to a year. It also reported that American Media, Inc. (AMI), the owner of the National Enquirer, had paid McDougal $150,000 for exclusive rights to her story, but never published it. AMI stated to The Wall Street Journal that it had paid the amount to McDougal not “to kill damaging stories about” Trump, but for “exclusive life rights to any relationship she has had with a then-married man” and “two years’ worth of her fitness columns and magazine covers”. The Wall Street Journal published the story four days before the 2016 United States presidential elections, in which Trump was the Republican nominee. Trump was endorsed by the National Enquirer, and was friends with David Pecker, the CEO/Chairman of AMI. Hope Hicks, speaking for the Trump campaign, denied the existence of an affair between Trump and McDougal, saying that the notion was “totally untrue.” In February 2018, with Trump already elected as President, The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow wrote about the affair and AMI's purchase of the story, largely corroborating the 2016 Wall Street Journal report, except that the affair had gone on for nine months. The story was based on McDougal's handwritten memoirs of the affair, which McDougal's friend passed to Farrow. McDougal confirmed to Farrow that she had written the memoirs. Farrow quotes the memoirs as stating that McDougal first met Trump in June 2006 at a party hosted by Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion. Trump kept in contact with McDougal, and they had sex on the first date. During the affair, she met members of his family and he promised to buy her an apartment in New York. To avoid “paper trails”, Trump had McDougal pay for flight and hotel expenses when she flew to meet him, then he reimbursed her. McDougal ended the affair in April 2007 due to guilt and being offended by some of Trump's comments. McDougal declined to discuss details of the alleged affair due to her agreement with AMI, but she told Farrow that she regretted signing that agreement, saying, “It took my rights away... I don't know what I'm allowed to talk about. I'm afraid to even mention his name.” Farrow also wrote that AMI CEO/Chairman David Pecker has a “favorite tactic” of buying “a story in order to bury it”. AMI said it did not publish McDougal's story as it was not credible, and a spokesperson for the White House denied the affair. On March 22, 2018, McDougal was interviewed by Anderson Cooper on AC360 in which she detailed her affair with Trump for 10 months in 2006-2007, while he was married to a pregnant Melania Trump. In the interview McDougal said that Trump tried to give her money after they had sex. She also stated that her sexual relationship lasted ten months and that she was with Trump “many dozens of times”. In March 2018, McDougal filed a lawsuit against American Media, Inc. in Los Angeles Superior Court, aiming to invalidate the non-disclosure agreement. On April 19, 2018, American Media, Inc. settled with McDougal; the settlement allows her to speak about the alleged affair.
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