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18 March, 2018, 01:18 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • President demands money from Porn Star

Attorneys defending President Donald Trump and the company of his personal legal counsel, Michael Cohen, have filed to move the lawsuit against their clients by porn star Stormy Daniels to federal court and are claiming she could owe as much as $20 million for violating a nondisclosure agreement.

She argues that the document is invalid because Mr Trump did not sign it, even though she took the US$130,000 offered in exchange for her silence.

Asked if Ms Daniels was threatened with physical harm, Mr Avenatti said "yes" - but refused to elaborate.

The adult film actress known as Stormy Daniels was physically threatened and warned to remain silent about her relationship with President Donald Trump, her lawyer told MSNBC and CNN yesterday.

Mr. Trump's team filed the motions one day after news broke that "60 Minutes" was planning to run a segment featuring Ms. Clifford and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, on March 25.

Clifford filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles last week that sought to invalidate the agreement so she could 'set the record straight'.

Clifford's lawyer says it's an attempt to have the matter decided in private arbitration, "thus hiding the truth from the public".




Daniels - whose videos have become huge hits on Pornhub - will discuss the situation during a segment on CBS' "60 Minutes", which is scheduled to air later this month.

Daniels sued Trump last week in California state court in an attempt to get the agreement nullified.

Following the filing on Friday, Avenatti posted a series of tweets about the potential damages, calling the new filing "another bullying tactic from the President and Mr. Cohen".

"I don't think there has ever been in an instance in the history of the United States where you had a sitting president who undertook a personal vendetta against a private US citizen who was merely looking for an opportunity to tell her version of events", Avenatti told MSNBC Friday night. He added, "We are not going away and we will not be intimidated by these threats". Mr. Trump's representatives have denied the allegations that he had an affair with Ms. Clifford.

According to U.S. News & World Report, six other women have been in touch with Avenatti, with two of the women showing him signed nondisclosure agreements. He said, however, that he had not vetted their claims.

That payment is the subject of complaints that the watchdog group Common Cause filed with the Federal Election Commission and the Department of Justice alleging it violated campaign finance rules. Trump attorneys say she's done that at least 20 times since 2016.

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