A top GOP fundraiser and prominent supporter of President Donald Trump, Elliott Broidy, has resigned after a report that the president’s personal attorney arranged a $1.6 million payment to a former Playboy model who claimed Broidy had impregnated her.
Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, arranged the payments to the woman on behalf of Broidy in late 2017, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing the people familiar with the matter.
Following the report, Broidy stepped down from his post as deputy national finance chairman of Republican National Committee (RNC), the organization in charge of fundraising and developing the Republican Party platform.
The Los Angeles-based investor, who helped raise millions of dollars for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, issued a statement, admitting that he “had a consensual relationship” with the woman.
“It is unfortunate that this personal matter between two consenting adults is the subject of…