Donald Trump had an affair with former Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal, Ronan Farrow detailed in an article for The New Yorker, published early Friday (Feb. 16). McDougal documented it in an eight-page, handwritten note shared with the magazine by a friend of McDougal’s.
According to the article, the affair began after Trump met McDougal at a party for The Apprentice at the Playboy Mansion in June 2006. At the time, he had been married to third wife Melania Trump for less than two years.
McDougal wrote that Trump “immediately took a liking to me, kept talking to me – telling me how beautiful I was etc. It was so obvious that a Playmate Promotions exec said, ‘Wow, he was all over you – I think you could be his next wife’.”
McDougal wrote that Trump impressed her. “I was so nervous! I was into his intelligence + charm. Such a polite man,” she wrote. “We talked for a couple hours – then, it was “ON”! We got naked + had sex.” McDougal also noted that when she was getting dressed to leave, Trump surprised her by offering her money. “I looked at him (+ felt sad) + said, ‘No thanks – I’m not ‘that girl.’ I slept w/you because I like you – NOT for money’ – He told me ‘you are special.’,” she wrote.
After she and Trump first hooked up, McDougal wrote that she “went to see him every time he was in LA (which was a lot).” Later in her note, McDougal wrote that, as their relationship developed, Trump introduced her to members of his family and took her to his private residences. At one event in 2007, an L.A. party for Trump Vodka, she said she was sat at a table with Kim Kardashian, Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Trump Jr.,’s wife, Vanessa, who was pregnant.
At another, a party for The Apprentice at the Playboy Mansion, McDougal recalled taking photos with Trump and his family. She said that Trump told her that he had asked his son Eric “who he thought was the most beautiful girl here + Eric pointed me. Mr. T said ‘He has great taste’ + we laughed!”
McDougal claimed that she was also given tours of Trump Tower and his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club. In Trump Tower, McDougal wrote, Trump pointed out Melania’s separate bedroom. He “said she liked her space,” McDougal wrote, “to read or be alone.”
McDougal ended the relationship after nine months in April 2007, according to the article.
This article originally appeared on THR.com.