Stormy Daniels sues Trump over alleged affair and 'hush' agreement

Stormy Daniels sues Trump over alleged affair and 'hush' agreement

Stormy Daniels sues Trump over alleged affair and 'hush' agreement

"[The] hush agreement & side letter attached to Stormy Daniels' filing essentially shows coordination between @realDonaldTrump, Cohen & Daniels", Lieu tweeted Tuesday night. In return, Clifford was not to disclose any confidential information about Trump or his sexual partners to anyone beyond a short list of individuals she'd already told about the relationship, or share any texts or photos from Trump.

Despite Cohen's claims that Trump was unaware of the agreement, the lawsuit alleges that, "Mr. Trump, with the assistance of his attorney, Mr. Cohen, aggressively sought to silence Ms. Clifford as part of an effort to avoid her telling the truth, thus helping to ensure he won the presidential election".

Cohen didn't immediately respond to an email sent to the Trump Organization after regular business hours seeking comment on the lawsuit.

Stormy Daniels, a former porn star, sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday over a nondisclosure agreement meant to hide an affair.

The documents also state Trump used the alias David Dennison (or "DD"), but because Trump did not sign the NDA, Avenatti argues the agreement is now "legally null and void and of no outcome".

Ms. Clifford and her attorney want the Los Angeles District Court to rule the nondisclosure agreement unenforceable. According to the lawsuit, the relationship included "at least one "meeting" with Mr. Trump in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills hotel".

Since October 2016, Mr. Cohen has put out statements on behalf of both Mr. Trump and Ms. Clifford, each saying the person denied the affair.

Previously, through a lawyer, Clifford denied the two had an affair, but Avenatti said Wednesday that was to meet the terms of the nondisclosure agreement.

Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday.

On Wednesday morning, Avenatti appeard on NBC's Today and CBS This Morning to explain why the adult film actor is now willing to speak out about what is claimed to be a almost one-year affair that began in July 2006.

"She believes it's important that the public learn the truth about what happened", he said.

"The idea that an attorney would go off on his own without his client's knowledge and engage in this type of negotiation and enter into this type of agreement quite honestly I think is ludicrous", he said.

"I think she may have to, and she's prepared to do that", Avenatti said. Trump married his current wife, Melania Trump, in 2005.

According to the lawsuit, the "hush agreement" required the signatures of all those involved, including Trump, who did not sign.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Clifford alleges that as recently as last week, Trump's attorney tried to initiate an arbitration proceeding against her.

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