In the US, it is very rare for a public figure to win a defamation lawsuit
That's why cases are brought in London so often: in the UK, the defendant has to prove what they said was true, while in the US, if the plaintiff is a public figure, they have to prove that what the defendant said was false, that the story harmed the public figure, that the defendant knew it was false, and that the defendant acted with malice.
The very act of filing suit gives oxygen to the story: even if it is false, it's splattered all over the headlines and your "brand" is tarnished.
Plus all sorts of details of your life are entered into the public record, and most people prefer to keep their private lives private.
So you buy their "story," even if the story is untrue. It costs less than litigation and keeps your name out of the headlines. And of course you don't want it to be public knowledge that you paid a woman for her "story" because then you'd have a line of people remembering that they too had an affair with you and wanting to be paid for their "stories"
I'm curious as to why the media cover this but didn't cover the allegations that obama had homosexual relationships while married to michelle
For example, this book available on Amazon
Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder?The biggest untold story of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election... Finally, the no-holds-barred, 100% true story of Barack Obama's use and sale of cocaine; his homosexual affairs and the December 23, 2007 murder of Barack Obama's former lover and choir director of Obama's Chicago church of 20 years, Donald Young, just days before the 2008 Iowa Caucus. This searing candid story begins with Barack Obama meeting Larry Sinclair in November, 1999, and subsequently procuring and selling cocaine, and then engaging in consensual, homosexual sex with Sinclair on November 6th and again on November 7, 1999. You'll read in riveting detail how Sinclair, in 2007, repeatedly contacted and requested that the Obama campaign simply come clean about their candidate's 1999 drug use and sales. You learn how the Obama campaign, David Axelrod and Barack Obama used Donald Young (the homosexual lover of Barack Obama) to contact and seek out information from Sinclair about who he had told of Obama's crimes and actions. You'll read how the Obama campaign used internet porn king Dan Parisi and Ph.D. fraud Edward I. Gelb to conduct a rigged polygraph exam in an attempt to make the Sinclair story go away. The Obama team and the controlled media - specifically MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, the New York Times, CNN, Politico's Ben Smith, The DailyKos, The Huffington Post and others - attacked the National Press Club for making its facilities available to Larry Sinclair for a news conference to present his evidence and allegations to the world media. You'll read how Vice President Joe Biden's son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, issued an arrest warrant on completely false, fabricated charges to attempt to discredit Mr. Sinclair's National Press Club news conference. This is a staggeringly true story of how the sitting U.S.President with the help of the Mainstream Media, the Chicago Police Department, the FBI, the Delaware Attorney General and others got away with murder and more....
If it's in a book on Amazon it must be true, right?
The blurb on Amazon even seays it's 100% true.
Or even the credible allegations that BJ Clinton raped (so not consensual sex) numerous women while married to Hillary, and Hillary threatened the victims to ensure their silence.
Because the media hide allegations againsts Clinton/Obama/etc and shine a spotlight on allegations against President Trump