Three people familiar with the project told The Daily Beast that Cohen – who is being released early from prison over coronavirus fears – has penned the book.
He’s been incarcerated since last May at a minimum security facility in New York State after being convicted of financial crimes which included hush-money payments to a Playboy playmate and porn star who alleged affairs with Trump.
Actor Tom Arnold has stayed in contact with Cohen during his time inside, and told the publication: “It’s like Jaws – you don’t see Jaws very much, but you hear the music, and for Trump he knows Michael is coming and Trump better hear the Jaws music.”
He added: “He told me he is going to spill the beans. What has he got to lose now?”
Publishing industry figures reportedly believe Cohen could earn a six-figure sum for the book.
Trump has denied the affairs and says he did not direct Cohen to commit a crime.
Last year when rumours of a Cohen book swirled, the president lashed out on Twitter, saying: “Congress must demand the transcript of Michael Cohen’s new book, given to publishers a short time ago. Your heads will spin when you see the lies, misrepresentations and contradictions against his Thursday testimony. Like a different person! He is totally discredited!”
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