For the record, Trump married current wife Melania in 2005.
What the Journal claims the silence was in connection with: an alleged consensual sexual encounter Trump had with Stephanie Clifford, who goes by Stormy Daniels in films, in July 2006. (Reached through her representatives, Clifford did not immediately respond to a request for comment).
Cohen also sent a statement to WSJ signed by "Stormy Daniels" which includes the line, "Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false".
Though Clifford denied the rumors publicly when they first surfaced in another Wall Street Journal report, sources told the outlet this was due to a nondisclosure contract signed with Cohen.
Leading up to the 2016 presidential election, Clifford was in talks with several news publications about a story involving her relationship with Trump.More news: Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered Announced For March Release on Xbox One
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney.
The president is said to have had a sexual encounter with her at the American Century Championship in 2006 at Edgewood Tahoe golf course in Nevada.
Clifford allegedly invited Evans to the party with Trump, and at one point, the future president got on the phone and urged her to join, but she declined the offer.
Another porn star, Jessica Drake, said in October 2016 that Trump had kissed her and two other women without permission after the same golf event in Clifford's allegation. What Daniels reportedly told Evans the next morning, however, does lend credence (and a mental image far more horrendous than Trump's famous bathrobe photo) to the WSJ's story. Clifford has previously denied an alleged relationship with Trump.
In a statement to the Journal, a White House spokesperson denied the existence of a payout.
"And I was like, 'OMG it's Donald Trump!'".
"I am stating with complete clarity that this is absolutely false", she continued, adding that she considered Trump to be "gracious, professional and a complete gentleman".