hush money

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a bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret

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Clifford added in a statement: "Rumours that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false.
Sheen asked for sympathy when he revealed how he had paid millions in hush money to keep his secret from being revealed.
In total she received PS4,200 in hush money from the man.
Valon Saraqini, Economy Minister, took hush money for granting concessions while Minister of Local Self-Government Tahir Hani gave his niece a monthly salary of 850 euro although she never worked a day in the ministry.
The case centres on a payment Ecclestone made to a German banker eight years ago, and the question is whether it was a bribe or -- as the defence claims -- hush money after a blackmail attempt.
The wealthy presenters could show generosity by giving 20% of their hush money to a poverty-based charity.
A pastoral letter by Morris was cause for dismissal by Pope Benedict XVI, but as the New York Times pointed out, bishops who have paid hush money to sweep abuse cases under the rug have not incurred papal wrath.
She was offered the hush money just before she was supposed to confirm a report about the golfer's adulter y at a press conference in December.
Halderman admitted in March that he demanded $2m in hush money to keep secret personal information about Letterman.
Bishop Egon Kapellari said: "We rejected as immoral the suggestion that the Church should pay hush money.
A TV worker had threatened to expose the Late Show host's affairs in a book and screenplay unless he was paid hush money, the married presenter claimed.
Until the public outcry forced them to acknowledge the crisis five years ago, their modus operandi was to cover up the problem by paying hush money to survivors while transferring abusive priests from parish to parish where they could abuse again.
He did though, as 200-year-old bank statements auctioned yesterday show, have the decency to pay Lady Nelson pounds 400 a year hush money - equivalent to pounds 30,000 today.
Then: The families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Simpson say they were offered millions of dollars by Fox as hush money.
If Ellen marries Mitchell, she can keep the baby and have a fabulous life; he can become a star; and Alex can walk away with a wad of hush money sufficiently large that, as Diane sweetly puts it to him, "you no longer have to go down on unattractive strangers.