Porn star Stormy Daniels sues Trump attorney Michael Cohen for defamation


Update March 26, 2018 5:30 EST: Adult film star Stormy Daniels is suing President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen for defamation, after Cohen implied Daniels lied about an affair with Trump, according to news outlets.

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On Monday, Daniels amended the lawsuit she filed earlier this month in Los Angeles, including Cohen as a defendant in the case, The Washington Post reported.

Daniels filed suit in an effort to break a so-called hush agreement she signed before the 2016 presidential election in exchange for $130,000 to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump. She claims the agreement is non-binding because Trump never signed it.

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Porn star Stormy Daniels filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump in California state court, claiming a “hush agreement” she signed over their alleged affair a decade ago is null and void because Trump never signed the document, news outlets reported Tuesday.

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Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was paid $130,000 by Trump attorney Michael Cohen shortly before the 2016 presidential election in exchange for keeping silent about the alleged affair with Trump, according to The Washington Post.

But Daniels’ attorney, Keith Davidson, said the agreement is no good because Trump never signed it.

“Please be advised that my client deems her settlement agreement canceled and void,” Davidson, wrote in an email, the Post reviewed.

The lawsuit claims that even though Trump never signed the agreement, Cohen wired the money to a trust for Daniels anyway. 

“He did so even though there was no legal agreement and thus no written nondisclosure agreement whereby Ms. Clifford was restricted from disclosing the truth about Mr. Trump," the document states, according to CNN.

>> Related: Stormy Daniels appears on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' dodges questions about alleged Trump affair

The lawsuit contends, despite the non-binding “hush agreement,” Cohen has tried to keep Daniels quiet, even as recently as late last month.

Cohen has admitted to using his own money to pay Daniels, the Post reported, but has said that Trump “vehemently denies” any involvement with the adult film star.

Daniels has said she wants to tell her story, like other women who have had alleged encounters with the president.


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