On Tuesday, lawyer Michael Avenatti announced on Twitter that his client Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as porn actress Stormy Daniels, filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump claiming their nondisclosure agreement is invalid because the now-President never signed it.
Word of their “intimate relationship” gained widespread media attention in January 2017 when the Wall Street Journal published a report stating that one month before the 2016 election, Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen arranged for Daniels to receive $130,000 to keep her from talking about an alleged 2006 Lake Tahoe sexual encounter.
According to the civil suit, filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court, both Daniels and Cohen signed a “hush agreement” and a “side letter agreement” on October 28, 2016. In the NDA, Daniels uses the alias “Peggy Peterson” while Trump is referred to as “David Dennison” or “DD,” which Avenatti says is Donnie.
In both agreements, the blank spaces where “DD” is supposed to sign do NOT contain signatures.
The legal documents also suggest that Cohen tried to “silence” Daniels from talking about the relationship as recently as February 27, 2018, claiming:
“To be clear, the attempts to intimidate Ms. Clifford into silence and ‘shut her up’ in order to ‘protect Mr. Trump’ continue unabated… On or about February 27, 2018, Mr. Trump’s attorney Mr. Cohen surreptitiously initiated a bogus arbitration proceeding against Ms. Clifford in Los Angeles.”‘
Ultimately, Daniels and her lawyer want the court to recognize that both agreements “were never formed, and therefore do not exist, because, among other things, Mr. Trump never signed” them.
In addition to their alleged summer 2006 Lake Tahoe affair, the two allegedly had a “meeting” at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Read the full lawsuit HERE.
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