Report: Cohen Claims To Have Destroyed Smutty Falwell Pics

The President of Liberty University, Jerry Falwell, Jr., speaks on the last day of the Republican National Convention. (Photo credit: Tine/Sipa USA
|
May 7, 2019 5:44 pm
JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1

Michael Cohen may be in prison, but the stories keep coming.

According to a Tuesday report from Reuters, the former Trump fixer apparently addressed a different problem for another conservative leader. Cohen claimed in a recorded conversation with actor Tom Arnold that he was recruited by noted bible-thumper Jerry Falwell Jr. to destroy racy pictures that had fallen into the possession of an unknown blackmailer, according to Reuters.

A source “familiar with Cohen’s thinking” told Reuters that Cohen met with an attorney for the blackmailer in Florida and told the attorney that his client was committing a crime. The lawyer later told Cohen that the photographs were destroyed, according to the source, but Cohen reportedly claimed to still have one of them on the call with Arnold.

Read the full Reuters report here.

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporter:
Newswriters:
Front Page Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: