It is a common phrase in this country, though frequently not practiced.
Technically, people who have been arrested, accused, indicted or even put in jail are not guilty until they are convicted in a court. Moreover, even should a person pay a blackmail, it doesn’t make him (or her) guilty. At most, he is accused, not even indicted.
President Trump has yet to be convicted of anything concerning Stormy Daniels. He did openly admit to giving her money in response to blackmail, not illegal. That makes Trump the victim, not Daniels, not the state. In return for the money, she signed a non-disclosure agreement, a legal and binding document. She she broke the agreement, the second law she broke. Again, the victim is President Trump.
And now, of all things, the New York DA is trying to prosecute the victim. I ask you. Does that make sense?
Those of you who live in NY, might want to remember. Don’t pay blackmail or the NY DA just might spend years trying to put you in prison, that is unless you call yourself a democrat. Dems always get unlimited mulligans.