Porn star Stormy Daniels tries to lift Trump gagging order

  • Porn star Stormy Daniels tries to lift Trump gagging order

Porn star Stormy Daniels tries to lift Trump gagging order

Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she once had an affair with Donald Trump, US President, has sued him.

Porn actress Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, says she wants to reveal details of her sexual relationship to Trump.

Avenatti, during an interview Wednesday on "Today", said the suit, if successful, would allow his client to "tell her story".

Daniels' alleged intimate relationship with Trump took place in 2006 and 2007 at locations such as the Beverly Hills Hotel and Lake Tahoe.

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

Under the agreement, which uses the pseudonyms "David Dennison" and "Peggy Peterson" to identify Trump and Clifford respectively, Clifford would be required to pay Trump $1 million for each breach.

An additional side letter agreement redacts the true identity of "DD", but Michael Avenatti - Daniels' lawyer - claims the individual is Trump.

The alleged deal was signed on October 28, 2016, just few days before the 2016 USA presidential election.

"As a result of Ms. Clifford's efforts aimed at publicly disclosing her story and her communications with various media outlets, Ms. Clifford's plans came to the attention of Mr. Trump and his campaign, including Mr. Michael Cohen", alleges the lawsuit.

But in February, Cohen claimed the payment was made out of his own pocket-seemingly to protect Trump from any potential blowback. Daniels launched a lawsuit Tuesday (Mar. 6) alleging that the former business mogul never signed the agreement and tried to bully her into silence. He did not immediately reply to a request for comment about the lawsuit Tuesday evening.

But as Lemon pointed out, voters didn't have the opportunity to learn about Trump's affair with Daniels - an affair that began a year after he married Melania, and the same year as his youngest son Barron was born - because of the $130,000 settlement.

Stormy Daniels is willing to give up her hush money to tell America the truth about President Trump.

At the time of the Journal's report, Clifford's lawyer released a statement from the actress denying the affair.

Clifford/Daniels also sued Essential Consultants, a Delaware LLC that Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen formed on October 17, 2016, apparently for the sole goal of paying Clifford $130,000 for silence about her sexual affair with Trump. Watchdog groups have raised concerns that the hush money payment to Daniels may have violated campaign finance laws.

She added that Cohen - who last month admitted paying the porn star the cash amount - has continued to try and silence her over the affair.