Adult film actress Stormy Daniels is taking her legal battle with Donald Trump to the next level — as she has now filed a defamation lawsuit against the president.
Daniels’ new lawsuit follows one she previously filed against Michael Cohen, the president’s personal attorney who paid the porn star $130,000 to keep quiet about her relationship with Trump. Daniels claims that she and Trump had a sexual liaison before the 2016 election, and that a man approached her several years prior to threaten her if she ever said anything about the fling.
The porn star and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, appeared on The View earlier this month and released a composite sketch of the man who supposedly threatened Daniels in 2011. Trump reacted to the sketch by calling it “a total con job” involving a “nonexistent man.”
Avenatti filed Daniels’ new lawsuit in federal court in New York today, stating that Trump’s divisive remarks were a “irresponsible and defamatory statement” on his client.
Moments ago, we filed this lawsuit against Mr. Trump for his recent irresponsible and defamatory statements about my client @stormydaniels. He is well aware of what transpired and his complicity. We fully intend on bringing it to light. #buckleup #bastahttps://t.co/ZuBjI1EY9z
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 30, 2018
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) April 30, 2018
“Regardless of who you are or what position you hold, you are not permitted to fabricate statements in an effort to deceive people,” Avenatti said. “There are consequences for doing that.”
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