- The ex-wife of former Trump Tower doorman Dino Sajudin called him a “pathological liar.”
- Sajudin’s ex-wife, Nikki Benfatto, also said that he is “infamous for making up stories,” echoing the Trump Organization’s response about the former doorman.
The Trump Organization has gotten some support for its claim that former Trump Tower doorman Dino Sajudin has a history of fabricating the truth.
Sajudin, who claims he was paid to keep quiet about an alleged extramarital affair President Donald Trump had that produced a child out of wedlock, was called “a pathological liar” by his ex-wife on Thursday.
“He’s infamous for making up stories,” Sajudin’s ex-wife Nikki Benfatto said to the New York Daily News. “He’s seen the chupacabra. He’s seen Bigfoot. One of our friends who passed away, he saw him too, walking down the street.”
Benfatto’s claims come amid reports that Sajudin was paid $30,000 in 2015 by the National Enquirer’s parent company for his story about the alleged affair in the 1980s. Like Benfatto, the Trump Organization has said that the former doorman’s claims are false and that he has a history of making up narratives.
“The source that this is coming from is unstable on every level,” Benfatto said of her former husband of 14 years. She said she stop speaking with him in 2014 after he threatened her and spread false rumors about her.
Speaking with The Washington Post on Thursday, Sajudin said his story was true.
“I can confirm that while working at Trump World Tower I was instructed not to criticize President Trump’s former housekeeper due to a prior relationship she had with President Trump which produced a child,” he said in a subsequent statement.
The owner of the tabloid paid the doorman $30,000 for his story that Trump fathered a child with another woman while he was married and that top executives at the Trump Organization, including security chief Matt Calamari, knew about the affair. The Trump Organization has said that Calamari had no knowledge of his claims.
The National Enquirer has also denied that the Trump Organization had any role in its decision to squash the doorman’s story, saying the story’s lack of credibility led it to be shelved.
The developments came days after the FBI raided the office, home, and hotel room of Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, seeking communications between Cohen and Trump related to other alleged payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump.