Lawsuit Claims Top GOP Fundraiser Coerced Mistress Into Getting Abortion, Physically Abused Her During Sex

Bloomberg reports:

Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy lost his fight to prevent the public from learning about allegations in a lawsuit by former Playboy model Shera Bechard that he coerced her into having an abortion after getting her pregnant.

Among Bechard’s allegations are that Broidy refused to wear condoms and didn’t disclose to her that he had genital herpes until years after their sexual relationship, according to a court filing.

The model also claimed that the Los Angeles money manager began hurting her during their sexual activities, and pushed her to drink excessively so that “she would be more compliant toward his physical abuse.”

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Beginning in 2016, Broidy became more possessive of Bechard, insisting that she be financially dependent on him and “commanded” no other man touch her, according to the lawsuit.

During their relationship, Bechard alleges in her suit, he became increasingly derogatory toward women and began “touching her in ways to which she did not consent.”

Broidy, who has acknowledged having an extramarital affair with Bechard, has given her $400,000. But in a July 1 story in the Wall Street Journal, an attorney for Broidy said that he would not pay the remaining $1.2 million because the existence of the pact had been leaked.

The Daily Beast reports:

Bechard also claims that she was scared of Broidy because he carried a gun in his car and “had told her that he knew people who could make other people disappear.” She alleges that Keith Davidson—her former attorney who negotiated the hush-money agreement—told her that Broidy would sue her for child support if she kept the baby and that Bechard should “be very very careful.”

Broidy’s payoff to her was brokered by Michael Cohen.