Stormy Daniels Offers to Return $130K Payment to Waive Confidentiality Agreement

Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, has offered to return the $130,000 she was paid not to talk about her alleged affair with the now-president in exchange for the freedom to speak freely-as well as release any text messages, pictures, or videos she may or may not possess.

Any injunction will be handled by attorney Lawrence Rosen, rather than Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who admitted making the $130,000 payment last month. Daniels, whose birth name is Stephanie Clifford, said that the President failed to sign a "hush agreement" to make her stay silent about their affair.

"In the event this offer is not accepted in a writing delivered to me on or before that date and time, the offer shall automatically be deemed withdrawn in its entirety and shall be null and void", Avenatti adds.

She already has conducted an interview with contributor Anderson Cooper, although it is not known when the show will air.

"She wants the people to decide who is shooting straight with them and who is being less than forthcoming".

In exchange, Clifford wants to end the deal she made with Cohen not to discuss a relationship she says she had with Trump starting in July 2016 and lasting almost a year.

Daniels' official offer letter comes days after the former actress' lawyer filed a lawsuit claiming that her non-disclosure agreement was invalid because 45 never actually signed it. Cohen has acknowledged the payment but denied that the payment was linked to his boss.


White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders said last week that "arbitration was won in the President's favour" regarding the case, according to CNN.

The existence of the agreement was first reported by The Wall Street Journal in January, and Daniels soon began speaking publicly, though not directly about her alleged affair with Trump.

But about that baby elephant in the room: Daniels's attorney Michael Avenetti said Friday that the inclusion of the words "paternity" and "alleged children" in the contract was boilerplate language, and that Daniels did not bear Trump's child and did not know of any children Trump was trying to keep secret: "Absolutely not".

In the 1971 Pentagon Papers case, the Supreme Court ruled that the New York Times and The Washington Post could not be stopped from publishing documents related to US military actions in Vietnam, despite the government's argument that such reporting would endanger national security.

Stormy sued Trump in a bid to formally discharge the NDA last week, which she says she was made to sign in October 2016.

Daniels' lawyer claims that order is not valid.

A recently taped interview she gave to "60 Minutes" would also be protected from any legal action by Trump or the LLC used to pay the adult film star.


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