Playboy Centerfold Sues GOP Megadonor Elliott Broidy For Making Her Get An Abortion by the Forward

Playboy Centerfold Sues GOP Megadonor Elliott Broidy For Making Her Get An Abortion

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A Playboy centerfold is suing disgraced Republican Jewish megadonor Elliott Broidy for making her get an abortion after pressuring her into unprotected sex.

Shera Bechard says Broidy the onetime Republican National Committee official also neglected to tell her he has genital herpes.

The explosive allegations were revealed in court documents unsealed Friday related to Bechard’s efforts to get out of a $1.6 million hush money deal she signed with the married Broidy, who is a strong supporter of President Trump and a major pro-Israel donor.

Broidy, who admits the affair but tried to keep Bechard’s claims under wraps, pushed back hard against the new claims and asserted that he would counter-sue (although that might lead to even more X-rated revelations.)

The tawdry affair has gotten much more attention than it might otherwise have done because the hush money deal was handled by President Trump’s then-lawyer Michael Cohen and Keith Davidson. Both lawyer inked the similar payoff deal between Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels, which Trump has been caught lying about.

Bechard says she agreed to have an affair with the megarich Broidy, but was disturbed when he refused to use a condom. After becoming pregnant, she agreed to have an abortion because she feared Broidy, who sometimes carried a gun in his car, she says in the court papers.

Broidy also threatened to “skull f—-” her and Davidson warned Bechard that Broidy would sue her if she had the baby, the papers claim.


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Dave Goldiner

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Playboy Centerfold Sues GOP Megadonor Elliott Broidy For Making Her Get An Abortion

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