YouTube CEO says ‘sorry,’ but defends hosting videos with homophobic slurs

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 17, 2017 in Mountain View, California. Maza said that he has been the subject of targeted harassment for years that included both anti-gay and anti-Mexican slurs. But, she added, YouTube looked at the videos in question, “and in the end, we decided it was not violative of our policy.” Wojcicki said that YouTube has a “high bar” for what counts as malicious mater


YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 17, 2017 in Mountain View, California. Maza said that he has been the subject of targeted harassment for years that included both anti-gay and anti-Mexican slurs. But, she added, YouTube looked at the videos in question, “and in the end, we decided it was not violative of our policy.” Wojcicki said that YouTube has a “high bar” for what counts as malicious mater
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YouTube CEO says 'sorry,' but defends hosting videos with homophobic slurs

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 17, 2017 in Mountain View, California.

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — YouTube’s chief executive apologized on Monday for the hurt she said is caused by videos with anti-gay slurs, but said the company was right to let the videos remain on its service.

CEO Susan Wojcicki, in an on-stage interview at the tech-focused Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, spoke publicly for the first time since YouTube last week imposed a stricter ban on hate speech, including videos that promote ideas of racial superiority.

But rather than being lauded for tackling Nazism, Wojcicki was met with a barrage of questions about videos she has decided to leave up. The questions were prompted by journalist Carlos Maza launching a campaign last month to bring attention to homophobic abuse and harassment he says he received from a conservative YouTube personality.

Maza said that he has been the subject of targeted harassment for years that included both anti-gay and anti-Mexican slurs. Several activists are lobbying to ban YouTube’s parent company, Google, from the San Francisco Pride march this month over what they see as the service’s inaction.

“I know the decision we made was very hurtful to the LGBTQ community,” Wojcicki said. “That was not our intention at all. We’re really sorry about that.”

But, she added, YouTube looked at the videos in question, “and in the end, we decided it was not violative of our policy.”

“I do agree this was the right decision,” she said.

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Wojcicki, a high-profile Silicon Valley executive, faced a skeptical crowd at the annual conference for tech and media professionals. When Ina Fried, a journalist from Axios, suggested during a question-and-answer period that Wojcicki wasn’t actually sorry, the audience greeted the question with applause.

YouTube, like Facebook and other online services that rely on users for content, is facing growing scrutiny over material that shows violence, promotes hatred or is objectionable in other ways. The service’s rulebook bans harassment, for example, but only when it is “malicious.”

Wojcicki said that YouTube has a “high bar” for what counts as malicious material, and that the service faced a challenge in being consistent. She said the same rules needed to apply across the board, including to late-night comedy shows or rap music videos.


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Fashion label Burberry apologizes for ‘suicide’ hoodie

Burberry apologized after a hoodie with ropes resembling a noose was featured in a catwalk event at London Fashion Week. He added that Burberry would “reflect on this, learn from it, and put in place all necessary actions to ensure it does not happen again.” The hoodie was one of the items unveiled in the Tempest collection in a show presented by Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci on Sunday. Kennedy blasted the brand in an Instagram post this week, saying that “suicide is not fashi


Burberry apologized after a hoodie with ropes resembling a noose was featured in a catwalk event at London Fashion Week. He added that Burberry would “reflect on this, learn from it, and put in place all necessary actions to ensure it does not happen again.” The hoodie was one of the items unveiled in the Tempest collection in a show presented by Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci on Sunday. Kennedy blasted the brand in an Instagram post this week, saying that “suicide is not fashi
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Fashion label Burberry apologizes for 'suicide' hoodie

Burberry apologized after a hoodie with ropes resembling a noose was featured in a catwalk event at London Fashion Week.

“We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection,” Marco Gobbetti, Burberry’s CEO, said in a statement emailed to CNBC.

“Though the design was inspired by the marine theme that ran throughout the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake.”

He added that Burberry would “reflect on this, learn from it, and put in place all necessary actions to ensure it does not happen again.”

The hoodie was one of the items unveiled in the Tempest collection in a show presented by Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci on Sunday. It has since been removed from the collection.

Criticism from Liz Kennedy — one of the British fashion house’s own models — led to online backlash. Kennedy blasted the brand in an Instagram post this week, saying that “suicide is not fashion.”

“Riccardo Tisci and everyone at Burberry it is beyond me how you could let a look resembling a noose hanging from a neck out on the runway,” she said. “How could anyone overlook this and think it would be okay to do this especially in a line dedicated to young girls and youth.”

In an emailed statement, Tisci said we was “deeply sorry for the distress” caused by the hoodie.

“While the design was inspired by a nautical theme, I realize that it was insensitive,” he said. “It does not reflect my values nor Burberry’s and we have removed it from the collection. I will make sure that this does not happen again.”


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Fashion label Burberry apologizes for ‘suicide’ hoodie

Burberry apologized after a hoodie with ropes resembling a noose was featured in a catwalk event at London Fashion Week. He added that Burberry would “reflect on this, learn from it, and put in place all necessary actions to ensure it does not happen again.” The hoodie was one of the items unveiled in the Tempest collection in a show presented by Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci on Sunday. Kennedy blasted the brand in an Instagram post this week, saying that “suicide is not fashi


Burberry apologized after a hoodie with ropes resembling a noose was featured in a catwalk event at London Fashion Week. He added that Burberry would “reflect on this, learn from it, and put in place all necessary actions to ensure it does not happen again.” The hoodie was one of the items unveiled in the Tempest collection in a show presented by Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci on Sunday. Kennedy blasted the brand in an Instagram post this week, saying that “suicide is not fashi
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Fashion label Burberry apologizes for 'suicide' hoodie

Burberry apologized after a hoodie with ropes resembling a noose was featured in a catwalk event at London Fashion Week.

“We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection,” Marco Gobbetti, Burberry’s CEO, said in a statement emailed to CNBC.

“Though the design was inspired by the marine theme that ran throughout the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake.”

He added that Burberry would “reflect on this, learn from it, and put in place all necessary actions to ensure it does not happen again.”

The hoodie was one of the items unveiled in the Tempest collection in a show presented by Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci on Sunday. It has since been removed from the collection.

Criticism from Liz Kennedy — one of the British fashion house’s own models — led to online backlash. Kennedy blasted the brand in an Instagram post this week, saying that “suicide is not fashion.”

“Riccardo Tisci and everyone at Burberry it is beyond me how you could let a look resembling a noose hanging from a neck out on the runway,” she said. “How could anyone overlook this and think it would be okay to do this especially in a line dedicated to young girls and youth.”

In an emailed statement, Tisci said we was “deeply sorry for the distress” caused by the hoodie.

“While the design was inspired by a nautical theme, I realize that it was insensitive,” he said. “It does not reflect my values nor Burberry’s and we have removed it from the collection. I will make sure that this does not happen again.”


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Mark Cuban to Mavericks sexual harassment victims: ‘I’m just sorry I didn’t see it’

In an emotional interview with ESPN, Cuban issued an apology to the victims and families who were affected by these incidents. “I’m just sorry I didn’t see it,” he said. Cuban continued, saying, “In hindsight, it was staring me right in the face and I missed it.” “The way I felt is nothing compared to the way [the victims] felt,” said an emotional Cuban. Don’t miss: 5 ways men can address—and help prevent—sexual harassment at work


In an emotional interview with ESPN, Cuban issued an apology to the victims and families who were affected by these incidents. “I’m just sorry I didn’t see it,” he said. Cuban continued, saying, “In hindsight, it was staring me right in the face and I missed it.” “The way I felt is nothing compared to the way [the victims] felt,” said an emotional Cuban. Don’t miss: 5 ways men can address—and help prevent—sexual harassment at work
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Mark Cuban to Mavericks sexual harassment victims: 'I'm just sorry I didn't see it'

The Dallas Mavericks released the full results of a seven-month investigation on Wednesday that found “numerous instances of sexual harassment and other improper workplace conduct” had taken place over the past 20 years at the organization, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Sports Illustrated first reported the allegations in an exclusive story in February. After interviewing more than a dozen current and former employees, the outlet described the corporate culture as “rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior” including “public fondling by the team president; outright domestic assault by a high-profile member of the Mavs.com staff; unsupportive or even intimidating responses from superiors who heard complaints of inappropriate behavior from their employees; even an employee who openly watched pornography at his desk.”

The investigation found no wrongdoing by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, but due to what the investigation deemed “institutional and other failures,” Cuban has agreed to donate $10 million to organizations that support the leadership and development of women in sports and that work to combat domestic violence.

In an emotional interview with ESPN, Cuban issued an apology to the victims and families who were affected by these incidents.

“I’m just sorry I didn’t see it,” he said. “I’m sorry I didn’t recognize it. I just hope that out of this we’ll be better and we can avoid it and we help make everybody just smarter about the whole thing.”

Cuban continued, saying, “In hindsight, it was staring me right in the face and I missed it.” Cuban says he wishes he had paid closer attention to the business of the organization.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued a statement calling the findings of the investigation “disturbing and heartbreaking.”

“No employee in the NBA, or any workplace for that matter, should be subject to the type of working environment described in the report,” he said, according to USA Today Sports.

Cuban reacted quickly when allegations became public earlier this year, hiring former AT&T executive Cynthia Marshall as interim CEO to help bring change to the organization’s culture. Silver praised Cuban for making quick executive changes at the company but said, “as Mark has acknowledged, he is ultimately responsible for the culture and conduct of his employees.”

Cuban emphasized in his interview with ESPN that he was unaware of Mavericks CEO Terdema Ussery’s alleged behavior, and said that never in his “wildest dreams” did he think something like this was happening at the organization.

“The way I felt is nothing compared to the way [the victims] felt,” said an emotional Cuban. “I mean, I have to recognize I made a mistake, learn from it and then try to fix it.”

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Sorry, Elon—these days, only 50% of marijuana is smoked, GTI CEO says

Sorry, Elon—these days, only 50% of marijuana is smoked, GTI CEO says10 Hours AgoJim Cramer sits down with Green Thumb Industries CEO Ben Kovler, who discusses changing trends in the U.S. marijuana market and how his company is positioning to take share.


Sorry, Elon—these days, only 50% of marijuana is smoked, GTI CEO says10 Hours AgoJim Cramer sits down with Green Thumb Industries CEO Ben Kovler, who discusses changing trends in the U.S. marijuana market and how his company is positioning to take share.
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Sorry, Elon—these days, only 50% of marijuana is smoked, GTI CEO says

Sorry, Elon—these days, only 50% of marijuana is smoked, GTI CEO says

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Jim Cramer sits down with Green Thumb Industries CEO Ben Kovler, who discusses changing trends in the U.S. marijuana market and how his company is positioning to take share.


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Warren Buffett: ‘There’s other things in life I want to do than tweet’ (Hint, hint, Elon Musk)

Sorry, Twitter-sphere, the Oracle of Omaha has better things to do than tweet. “I just think there’s other things in life I want to do than tweet. I am not that desperate for somebody to hear my opinion,” says Warren Buffett in an exclusive interview with CNBC’s Becky Quick on Thursday. “I put out an annual report. I do not have a daily view on all kinds of things,” says the billionaire Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO.


Sorry, Twitter-sphere, the Oracle of Omaha has better things to do than tweet. “I just think there’s other things in life I want to do than tweet. I am not that desperate for somebody to hear my opinion,” says Warren Buffett in an exclusive interview with CNBC’s Becky Quick on Thursday. “I put out an annual report. I do not have a daily view on all kinds of things,” says the billionaire Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO.
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Warren Buffett: 'There's other things in life I want to do than tweet' (Hint, hint, Elon Musk)

Sorry, Twitter-sphere, the Oracle of Omaha has better things to do than tweet.

“I just think there’s other things in life I want to do than tweet. I am not that desperate for somebody to hear my opinion,” says Warren Buffett in an exclusive interview with CNBC’s Becky Quick on Thursday.

“I put out an annual report. I do not have a daily view on all kinds of things,” says the billionaire Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO.


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Even May’s UK opponents are backing her against Trump

Prime Minister Theresa May managed to gain support among her traditional opponents on Friday, after President Donald Trump launched an explosive attack on her Brexit policies whilst on a visit to the United Kingdom. Trump’s latest remarks on U.K. politics have sparked a wave of criticism against the U.S. leader. He also said that the former U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson — who resigned from government last Monday following divisions with May — would be a good leader. Trump was received Thu


Prime Minister Theresa May managed to gain support among her traditional opponents on Friday, after President Donald Trump launched an explosive attack on her Brexit policies whilst on a visit to the United Kingdom. Trump’s latest remarks on U.K. politics have sparked a wave of criticism against the U.S. leader. He also said that the former U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson — who resigned from government last Monday following divisions with May — would be a good leader. Trump was received Thu
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Even May's UK opponents are backing her against Trump

Prime Minister Theresa May managed to gain support among her traditional opponents on Friday, after President Donald Trump launched an explosive attack on her Brexit policies whilst on a visit to the United Kingdom.

Trump’s latest remarks on U.K. politics have sparked a wave of criticism against the U.S. leader. In an interview with The Sun newspaper, he said May had ignored his advice on Brexit, adding that a trade deal between the countries might be called off as a result. He also said that the former U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson — who resigned from government last Monday following divisions with May — would be a good leader.

“I don’t think that feeling sorry for the British prime minister is a good look, I haven’t felt sorry for her, I have many criticisms of her, but actually today I feel sorry for her,” Emily Thornberry, a lawmaker from the opposition Labour party told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” Friday.

“Imagine how she was feeling when she was standing on the steps of Blenheim Palace with all of the guards around her at the birth place of Winston Churchill to greet the American president who had just said that there would be no trade deal, that the Brexit negotiations were nonsense, that Boris Johnson would be a good prime minister, etc, etc all sorts of extraordinary insults of Britain,” Thornberry said.

Trump was received Thursday evening by the U.K. prime minister at Blenheim Palace, as part of his working visit to the United Kingdom. While both leaders were meeting, the British tabloid newspaper published an exclusive interview with Trump where he blasted the U.K. leader and her policies.


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Sorry Drake, you can’t hype your way into song of the summer

Tracks that get the distinction of being the “Song of the Summer” also get the glory of being the soundtrack to those unforgettable moments…at least until next summer rolls around. You couldn’t miss Drake and his latest album “Scorpion” if you listened to music on a streaming service last week. It also created a website where you could “Make Your Drake” album cover art, as well as inserted some secret surprises for fans who asked Siri about Drake’s nicknames. The promotional landslide helped t


Tracks that get the distinction of being the “Song of the Summer” also get the glory of being the soundtrack to those unforgettable moments…at least until next summer rolls around. You couldn’t miss Drake and his latest album “Scorpion” if you listened to music on a streaming service last week. It also created a website where you could “Make Your Drake” album cover art, as well as inserted some secret surprises for fans who asked Siri about Drake’s nicknames. The promotional landslide helped t
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Sorry Drake, you can't hype your way into song of the summer

As soon as the warm weather rolls around, there’s an unofficial contest to become the song that gets everyone pumped, then stuck in everyone’s head, and eventually overplayed by your mother.

Tracks that get the distinction of being the “Song of the Summer” also get the glory of being the soundtrack to those unforgettable moments…at least until next summer rolls around.

This year, social media consensus had the honors going to Cardi B’s “I Like It” despite its early Memorial Day release. However a newer contender has emerged: Drake’s “Nice for What.”

It’s great… but it can’t win.

You couldn’t miss Drake and his latest album “Scorpion” if you listened to music on a streaming service last week. Spotify drowned its users in Drake. Drake’s picture and songs were plastered in every playlist from “Songs to Sing in the Car” to “All the Feels” to “Bachata Lovers.” Drake’s face was even used to promote playlists that didn’t feature his songs, including “Happy Pop Hits,” which goes against everything Sad Drake stands for.

Apple Music was drinking the Drake SZN kool-aid as well. It also created a website where you could “Make Your Drake” album cover art, as well as inserted some secret surprises for fans who asked Siri about Drake’s nicknames.

The promotional landslide helped the album get streamed more than 10 million times every hour during that period, according to Spotify. According to Spotify Charts, songs from “Scorpion” were streamed more than 132,450,00 times within 24 hours of release on the platform, giving it the top spot. Apple Music and Amazon both told Variety “Scorpion” also broke its single-day streaming records as well.

But not everyone was a fan.

A Reddit user posted what they claimed was a chat transcript with Spotify asking for a refund for this month’s subscription fee for the avalanche of recommended Drake content because they did not listen to Drake nor any similar music. According to the transcript, the money was refunded.

“Whoever thought it would be a good idea to put Drake in EVERY SINGLE section of the Spotify app needs to be fired,” wrote one user on Spotify’s community board. “I will definitely not be continuing my premium subscription if this keeps up.”

“Let me start by saying I do not enjoy Drake in any way, shape, or form,” another user wrote, asking for their money back.

Then, Spotify got dragged on Twitter.

A Spotify spokesperson said that Drake did not pay for the promotion.

A source familiar with the situation said the anti-Drake movement was “minimal” — and in any case there was no refund policy.


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Facebook’s Zuckerberg says sorry to Britons with newspaper apology ads

If we can’t, we don’t deserve it,” said the advert, signed by Facebook founder Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg said an app built by a university researcher “leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014”. “This was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time,” Zuckerberg said, reiterating an apology first made last week in U.S. television interviews. Cambridge Analytica says it initially believed the data had been obtained in line with data protection laws, and later deleted it at


If we can’t, we don’t deserve it,” said the advert, signed by Facebook founder Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg said an app built by a university researcher “leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014”. “This was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time,” Zuckerberg said, reiterating an apology first made last week in U.S. television interviews. Cambridge Analytica says it initially believed the data had been obtained in line with data protection laws, and later deleted it at
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Facebook's Zuckerberg says sorry to Britons with newspaper apology ads

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized to Britons on Sunday over a “breach of trust”, taking out full page advertisements in British newspapers after a political consultancy got its hands on data on 50 million users.

“We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it,” said the advert, signed by Facebook founder Zuckerberg.

The world’s largest social media network is facing growing government scrutiny in Europe and the United States.

This follows allegations by a whistleblower that British consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed users’ information to build profiles on American voters that were later used to help elect U.S. President Donald Trump in 2016.

The plain black text apology on a white background, with only a tiny Facebook logo, appeared in Sunday publications including The Observer – one of the newspapers whose reporting on the issue has sent Facebook’s share price tumbling.

Zuckerberg said an app built by a university researcher “leaked Facebook data of millions of people in 2014”.

“This was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the time,” Zuckerberg said, reiterating an apology first made last week in U.S. television interviews.

Cambridge Analytica says it initially believed the data had been obtained in line with data protection laws, and later deleted it at Facebook’s request. The consultancy said it did not use the data in work it did for the 2016 U.S. election.

On Friday night, investigators from Britain’s data watchdog searched the London offices of Cambridge Analytica for several hours.

Zuckerberg, whose firm has lost more than $50 billion in market value since the allegations, said Facebook would give users more information and control about who can access their data.

“Thank you for believing in this community. I promise to do better for you,” he wrote.

Advertisers Mozilla and German bank Commerzbank have suspended ads on the service and the hashtag #DeleteFacebook has been trending online.

On Friday, electric carmaker Tesla Inc and its rocket company SpaceX’s Facebook pages – each with more than 2.6 million followers – were deleted after Chief Executive Elon Musk promised to do so.


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Karen McDougal to Melania: I’m sorry for sleeping with Donald Trump

Karen McDougal talked about her alleged affair on Anderson Cooper 360 and the lawsuit she filed Tuesday to be freed from a deal she said she made to remain silent about their alleged relationship. she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, apologizing for the alleged affair to Melania Trump. McDougal admitted that she knew Donald Trump was married during the alleged affair, saying she was reluctant to bring it up because “she felt guilty.” More from USA Today:Cryptic tweet from Stormy Daniels’ lawyer hints


Karen McDougal talked about her alleged affair on Anderson Cooper 360 and the lawsuit she filed Tuesday to be freed from a deal she said she made to remain silent about their alleged relationship. she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, apologizing for the alleged affair to Melania Trump. McDougal admitted that she knew Donald Trump was married during the alleged affair, saying she was reluctant to bring it up because “she felt guilty.” More from USA Today:Cryptic tweet from Stormy Daniels’ lawyer hints
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Karen McDougal to Melania: I'm sorry for sleeping with Donald Trump

A former Playboy model, who claims to have had a sexual affair with Donald Trump over a decade ago, apologized to first lady Melania Trump in an interview on CNN Thursday, admitting she knew he was married during the alleged tryst.

Karen McDougal talked about her alleged affair on Anderson Cooper 360 and the lawsuit she filed Tuesday to be freed from a deal she said she made to remain silent about their alleged relationship.

“What can you say except I’m sorry?” she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper, apologizing for the alleged affair to Melania Trump. “I’m sorry. I wouldn’t want it done to me.”

McDougal admitted that she knew Donald Trump was married during the alleged affair, saying she was reluctant to bring it up because “she felt guilty.”

She also said that Donald Trump offered to pay her after they had been intimate for the first time in 2006 and that it made her cry.

“After we had been intimate, he tried to pay me, and I actually didn’t know how to take that,” McDougal said. “I’ve never been offered money like that. I looked at him and said, ‘I’m not that type of girl.”

“And he said, ‘Oh,’ and he said, ‘You’re really special,'” McDougal said, adding: “It hurt me that he saw me in that light.”

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According to McDougal, the relationship lasted for about 10 months. She says she broke it off in April 2007 because she felt guilty. She recalled traveling to meet Trump at his properties in New York, New Jersey and California and said she had sex with him “many dozens of times.”

McDougal had feelings for Trump, but the affair was “just tearing me apart,” she said. “There was a real relationship there. There were real feelings,” she added. “He would call me baby or he would call me beautiful Karen.”

Trump married his current wife, Melania Trump, in 2005, and their son, Barron, was born in 2006.

McDougal is just the latest to come forward about alleged affairs with Trump or unwanted sexual advances. At least 19 women have made accusations, including most recently with porn star Stormy Daniels.

Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, is in the middle of a lawsuit with Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen. She alleges she was paid $130,000 and signed a “hush” agreement to keep quiet about her 2006 affair with the President.

McDougal filed a suit Tuesday targeting American Media Inc., the company that owns the National Enquirer, which allegedly paid her $150,000 not to speak about her affair.

“AMI lied to me, made empty promises and repeatedly intimidated and manipulated me,” McDougal said in a statement provided to USA TODAY. “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.”

The company, in a statement, said McDougal has been allowed to speak about her relationship with Trump since 2016 and their contract with her only gave the company discretion over whether they would publish the story.

It also allowed for her to write columns for the company and to appear on magazine covers.

The Justice Department and the Federal Election Commission have been asked by a watchdog group to investigate the alleged payment to McDougal.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-03-23  Authors: christal hayes, getty images
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