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Ex-Playboy model who alleges affair with Trump: He said I was 'beautiful' like Ivanka

A former Playboy model who alleges that she had an affair with President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE said he told her she was “beautiful” like his daughter Ivanka.

“Did he ever compare you to any of his kids?” CNN host Anderson Cooper asked Karen McDougal during an interview on Thursday night.

“You know, he’s very proud of Ivanka as he should be,” McDougal replied. “She’s a brilliant woman, she’s beautiful, she’s — you know, that’s his daughter and he should be proud of her.”

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“He said I was beautiful like her and, you know, ‘you’re a smart girl’ and there wasn’t a lot of comparing but there was some, yeah. I heard a lot about her,” she continued.

McDougal says she had an affair with Trump during his marriage to first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - COVID-19 fears surround Thanksgiving holiday The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump holds his last turkey pardon ceremony MORE.

She sued American Media Inc. (AMI), which owns the National Enquirer, on Tuesday for the right to talk about the alleged affair.

The company paid her $150,000 for the story about the alleged affair and then withheld, McDougal claims in the lawsuit.

“AMI lied to me, made empty promises, and repeatedly intimidated and manipulated me," McDougal said in a statement. "I just want the opportunity to set the record straight and move on with my life, free from this company, its executives and its lawyers."

Her legal action comes as Trump faces a lawsuit from adult-film star Stormy Daniels for the right to speak publicly about an affair she claims she had with the president.

Daniels is set to appear on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday, during which she is expected to discuss her alleged affair with Trump.

Trump has denied the allegations.