Politics Stormy Daniels sues Trump, says agreement invalid because he never signed
Stormy Daniels's lawyer mocks White House claim that Trump won at arbitration: ‘He also won the popular vote’
A lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels mocked the White House for saying President Trump won an arbitration case with with the actress, jokingly saying "he also won the popular vote."During Wednesday's White House press briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Trump has already addressed allegations of an affair with Daniels and "made very well clear that none of these allegations are true."Load Error
Donald Trump never signed the nondisclosure agreement that his lawyer arranged with adult film star, according to a lawsuit filed by Daniels in Los Angeles Tuesday and obtained by NBC News.
The suit alleges that her agreement not to discloseis not valid because while both Daniels and Trump's attorney signed it, Trump never did.
Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as, signed both the agreement and a side letter agreement using her professional name on October 28, 2016, just days before the 2016 presidential election. Cohen signed the document the same day. Both agreements are appended to the lawsuit as Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2.
Trump's lawyer tries to silence Stormy Daniels with gag order
"We do not take kindly to these threats," said Michael Avenatti, an attorney for adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who is suing President Donald Trump.The new pressure on Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, comes a day after she filed a lawsuit in a Los Angeles court alleging that a nondisclosure agreement she made to keep quiet about an "intimate" relationship with Trump is invalid because he never signed it.
The "hush agreement," as it's called in the suit, refers to Trump throughout as David Dennison, and Clifford as Peggy Peterson. The side letter agreement reveals the true identities of the parties as Clifford and Trump.
Each document includes a blank where "DD" is supposed to sign, but neither blank is signed.
According to the lawsuit, Clifford and Trump had an intimate relationship that lasted from summer 2006 "well into the year 2007." The relationship allegedly included meetings in Lake Tahoe and at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The 2016 hush agreement directed that $130,000 be paid into the trust account of Clifford's then-attorney. In return, Clifford was not to disclose any confidential information about Trump or his sexual partners to anyone beyond a short list of individuals she'd already told about the relationship, or share any texts or photos from Trump.
Trump upset with Sanders over Stormy Daniels response
President Donald Trump is upset with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders over her responses Wednesday regarding his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, a source close to the White House tells CNN. Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, filed suit against Trump this week alleging he hadn't signed a nondisclosure agreement that would have prevented her from discussing their alleged sexual affair.On Wednesday, Sanders told reporters that the arbitration was won "in the President's favor." The statement is an admission that the nondisclosure agreement exists, and that it directly involves the President.
The suit alleges that Cohen has tried to keep Clifford from talking about the relationship as recently as Feb. 27, 2018.
"To be clear, the attempts to intimidate Ms. Clifford into silence and 'shut her up' in order to 'protect Mr. Trump' continue unabated," says the suit. "On or about February 27, 2018, Mr. Trump's attorney Mr. Cohen surreptitiously initiated a bogus arbitration proceeding against Ms. Clifford in Los Angeles." Binding arbitration is specified as a means of dispute resolution.
Clifford and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, are asking the Los Angeles County Superior Court to declare that both the hush agreement and the side agreement "were never formed, and therefore do not exist, because, among other things, Mr. Trump never signed the agreements."
"In the alternative, Plaintiff seeks an order of this Court declaring that the agreements in the forms set out in Exhibits 1 and 2 are invalid, unenforceable, and/or void under the doctrine of unconscionability."
Stormy Daniels' attorney argues 'cover-ups matter'
The attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, who's suing President Donald Trump, said Friday that the American people need to hear from his client "because cover-ups matter."Load Error
The suit also says that Trump must know that Cohen is trying to silence Clifford, since rules for the New York bar, of which Cohen is a member, require him to keep his client informed at all times. "[I]t strains credulity to conclude that Mr. Cohen is acting on his own accord and without the express approval and knowledge of his client Mr. Trump."
Trump has never addressed the alleged relationship publicly, and White House spokesperson Raj Shah told members of the press he had never asked the president about the alleged relationship.
Clifford had previously given conflicting accounts of her relationship with Trump. In the lawsuit, Clifford alleges that in January 2018, Cohen, "concerned the truth would be disclosed ... through intimidation and coercive tactics, forced Ms. Clifford into signing a false statement wherein she stated that reports of her relationship with Mr. Trump were false."
Stormy Daniels’s mother hopes alleged affair doesn’t hurt Trump .
The mother of adult-film actress Stormy Daniels says that she hopes the scandal surrounding her daughter's alleged affair with President Trump doesn't take a toll on the real estate mogul."If Mr. Trump runs four more times, I would vote for him every time," Sheila Gregory, 64, told The Dallas M orning News."I like him. I like the way he handles things. It's time this country is put back where it belongs - taking care of the people here instead of the people who don't belong here.
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