Karen McDougal is an American model and actress who was born on March 23, 1971, in Merrillville, Indiana.
She first gained fame in the 1990s as a Playboy Playmate, and later became involved in a scandal involving Donald Trump, who was a businessman at the time.
McDougal was named Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in December 1997, and was later named Playmate of the Year in 1998.
She appeared in several Playboy videos and posed for numerous Playboy pictorials throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s.
In 2016, it was reported that McDougal had been paid $150,000 by American Media, Inc. (AMI), the parent company of the National Enquirer, for the rights to her story about an alleged affair with Donald Trump.
The story was never published, and AMI later admitted that the payment was made to keep the story from becoming public and potentially damaging Trump’s campaign for president.
In 2018, McDougal filed a lawsuit against AMI to be released from the non-disclosure agreement she had signed, claiming that the company had misled her about the nature of the agreement and that it was designed to protect Trump.
The lawsuit was settled in April 2018, and McDougal was released from the agreement.
Since then, McDougal has been involved in various business ventures and has appeared on several reality TV shows, including “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Celebrity Big Brother.”
She has also been active in fitness and health-related initiatives, and has worked with several charities over the years.
Karen McDougal Siblings: Does Karen McDougal have siblings?
Karen McDougal is the eldest daughter in the family, with three older brothers, Bob, Dave and Jeff, and a younger sister, Tina.