The contract appears to have been signed on November 15, 2015, and states that AMI has exclusive rights to Sajudin’s story but does not mention the details of the story itself beyond saying, “Source shall provide AMI with information regarding Donald Trump’s illegitimate child...”
The contract states that “AMI will not owe source any compensation if AMI does not publish the exclusive...” and the top of the agreement shows that Sajudin could receive a sum of $30,000 “payable upon publication as set forth below”.
But the third page of the agreement shows that about a month later, the parties signed an amendment that states that Sajudin would be paid $30,000 within five days of receiving the amendment.
It says the “exclusivity period” laid out in the agreement “is extended in perpetuity and shall not expire”.
The amendment also establishes a $1 million payment that Sajudin would be responsible for making to AMI “in the event source breaches this provision”.
“Sajudin has been unable to discuss the circumstances regarding his deal with American Media Inc. and the story that he sold to them, due to a significant financial penalty,” Held told CNN.
“Just recently, AMI released Sajudin from the terms of his agreement and he is now able to speak about his personal experience with them, as well as his story.
At the time, AMI called Sajudin’s story “not credible” and denied any connection between the story and Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen.