Adult Film Star Sues President Trump Over 'Hush Agreement'

But before discussing tariffs, Marlow and Carney riffed on news that Clifford had filed a lawsuit aimed at unbinding her from an agreement preventing her from discussing the details of her alleged affair with Trump in 2006.

The filing, in Los Angeles Superior Court, represents the latest development in a legal battle involving Trump, his longtime personal lawyer and the actress, Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels.

"She believes it's important that the public learn the truth about what happened", her attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Wednesday on the Today show.

"To be clear, the attempts to intimidate Ms. Clifford into silence and "shut her up" in order to "protect Mr. Trump" continue unabated", the lawsuit states.

Daniels has argued that the NDA is null and void because Trump never signed it.

Attorney Lisa Bloom, who's no fan of President Trump, explained why "David Dennison" and "Peggy Peterson" were used as aliases, and also observed that Clifford's suit may not be successful.

She revealed that Cohen transferred the money for the "hush agreement" into her account just before the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen told US media last month that he paid Clifford US$130,000, prompting her manager to suggest a non-disclosure agreement had been broken.

Adult-film actor Stormy Daniels has created ripples by coming out in the open about her alleged relationship with US President Donald Trump. This relationship included, among other things, at least one "meeting" with Mr. Trump in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel located within Los Angeles County.


Trump's attorney Michael Cohen signed the document the same day, but Trump never signed the document, the lawsuit claims.

The White House has yet to respond. This was after his marriage to Melania and during the birth of his son Barron.

Asked whether Trump knew about the payment at the time it was made, Sanders said: "Not that I am aware of". She claimed he didn't sign it so he could "publicly disavow" he knew anything about their "intimate relationship" if the time came. She said Trump had won "the arbitration" but also seemed to indicate that he may not have known about the settlement in the first place.

Cohen previously acknowledged arranging the payment to Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, but he did not disclose the objective.

She said: "Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story".

It is unclear whether Clifford intends to return the $130,000 payment from Cohen.

Cohen acknowledged the payment in a statement in February but claimed that neither the Trump campaign nor the Trump Organization "was a party to the transaction".

The suit also alleges Trump must be aware of Cohen's attempts to silence Daniels since NY bar rules require Cohen to keep his client informed at all times.


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