Porn Star Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Confirms She Had Affair With Donald Trump

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Guthrie pressed the attorney on the statement Clifford issued in denial of a sexual affair and hush money, but Avenatti claimed it was "demanded" she sign it. "Mr. Cohen demanded she sign that statement, and as alleged in the complaint, we believe it was done through force and intimidation", he responded.

According to the lawsuit, Clifford was inspired to step forward with her account of at least one tryst with Trump at the Beverly Hills Hotel shortly after the Access Hollywood tape was released.

Los Angeles lawyer Michael Avenatti filed a lawsuit on behalf of Daniels on Tuesday seeking to toss out the confidential settlement she signed just days before the November 2016 election.

The lawsuit notes that attempts to "intimidate" Daniels "into silence and "shut her up" in order to "protect Mr. Trump" continue unabated".

The agreement included as an exhibit in Tuesday's filing is signed by Clifford and dated October 28, 2016.

Clifford's lawsuit alleges that Cohen had "surreptitiously initiated a bogus arbitration proceeding" against Clifford and within the last week used an "improper and procedurally defective arbitration proceeding hidden from public view". "The extent of Mr. Trump's involvement is these efforts is presently unknown, but it strains credibility to conclude that Mr. Cohen is acting on his own accord without the express approval and knowledge of his client Mr. Trump".

If Trump was aware of the agreement, and it was made primarily to aid his campaign, the failure to report the payment as an in-kind donation would potentially violate campaign finance laws.

The lawsuit says that as recently as February 27, Cohen began "a bogus arbitration proceeding" against Daniels in Los Angeles to keep her quiet. Trump is referred to throughout as David Dennison, and Clifford as Peggy Peterson.

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He has also said he paid out of his own pocket and was never reimbursed.

Michael Avenatti, Daniels' lawyer said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show that the actress did have a sexual relationship with Trump, but declined to say whether she had texts or photos that would corroborate it.

Avenatti added: "She's looking to disclose the truth about what happened".

The president has not publicly commented on the alleged affair, which is said to have occurred in the months after his third wife, Melania Trump, gave birth to their son Barron.

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

White House spokesman Raj Shah told members of the press he had never asked the president about the alleged relationship, NBC reported.

Years later, during Trump's presidential campaign, he and his attorney Michael Cohen "aggressively sought to silence" Daniels, allegedly to ensure Trump was elected president.

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