Elliott Broidy Fails to Keep Ex-Playboy Model’s Lawsuit Out of Public Eye

(Bloomberg) -- Republican fundraiser and friend of President Donald Trump Elliott Broidy must deal in public with a former Playboy model’s allegations that he breached a $1.6 million agreement to keep her quiet about their affair.

Broidy’s request to force Shera Bechard into closed-door arbitration was denied Thursday by a California state court judge, who put the case on hold while one of her rulings from September is being appealed.

Elliott Broidy Fails to Keep Ex-Playboy Model’s Lawsuit Out of Public Eye

Broidy resigned as deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee in April when his payments to Bechard became public. The non-disclosure agreement was negotiated on his behalf by Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer who had also arranged a "hush payment" in 2016 to adult film star Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels.

Jessica Stebbins Bina, an attorney representing Broidy, had no immediate comment on the ruling.

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