President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE’s personal lawyer, Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenTrump Organization faces new scrutiny in New York civil probe Michael Cohen: Trump bluffing about another White House bid Eric Trump lawyer in New York attorney general's fraud case quits MORE, was reportedly able to get Us Weekly magazine to pull a story about Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents MORE’s alleged affair with a "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant.
The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Cohen got the tabloid to kill the story in 2013, according to people familiar with the matter.
Trump Jr. had been a judge a year earlier on his father’s reality television show.
The younger Trump allegedly had a relationship with one of the show’s contestants, Aubrey O’Day, who was half of a singing duo called Dumblonde, the Journal reported.
Trump Jr. announced in March that he was separating from his wife of 12 years, Vanessa Trump.
Cohen’s office and home were raided by the FBI last week as investigators searched for documents relating to Cohen’s handling of President Trump’s alleged affairs.
Agents were reportedly looking for information on Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who says she had an affair with Trump.
Last month, McDougal sued American Media Inc. (AMI), the company that owns the National Enquirer, so she could break her silence about the alleged affair. AMI paid her $150,000 for her story and then withheld it from publication.
Federal prosecutors also wanted documents related to Cohen’s payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who similarly claims she had an affair with Trump.
Cohen admitted to paying Daniels $130,000, reportedly as part of a nondisclosure agreement, just days before the 2016 presidential election.
Cohen established Essential Consultants, a Delaware limited liability company, to secretly pay Clifford.
On Sunday, the Journal also reported that Cohen had used the same company in two other secret deals relating to alleged sexual encounters involving his other clients.
It was reported on Friday that Cohen had settled a $1.6 million settlement for a top Republican fundraiser whom a former Playboy model says impregnated her.
Elliott Broidy stepped down from his post at the Republican National Committee on Friday.