Adult film actor Stormy Daniels has filed new lawsuit lawsuit against President Donald Trump — this time accusing the politician of defamation. In new court documents, Stormy alleges that Trump defamed her when he hinted her story about being threatened by an unknown man in Las Vegas was “fake news” on Twitter.
“A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it),” he tweeted along with her sketch of the mystery perpetrator. TMZ is also reporting that along with calling her a liar, Trump’s tweet also implied that she is falsely accusing someone of a crime — and she has been receiving death threats ever since.
On March 6, Stormy filed her first lawsuit against the POTUS over the “hush agreement” that could prevent her from telling her side of the story. In 2011, Stormy exclusively told In Touch about an affair she says she had with the real estate mogul. (She even passed a polygraph test after the interview.) But then a 2016 hush agreement reportedly bought her silence for $130,000. Now, however, she and her lawyer allege the agreement is invalid because Trump never actually signed it.
Stormy (born Stephanie Clifford) signed the agreement on Oct. 28, 2016, a week before Trump was elected President. She used the name Peggy Peterson, a side agreement shows. The other party in the hush agreement is identified as David Dennison, and though David’s real identity is blacked out in the side agreement, Stormy’s attorney says it’s a codename for Donald Trump. As scans of the hush agreement show, the signature lines for David Dennison are conspicuously empty.
According to the initial suit, Stormy wants free rein to talk about the “intimate” relationship she had with Trump from summer 2006 until “well into the year 2007,” including alleged meetings in Lake Tahoe and at the Beverly Hills Hotel. “She believes it’s important that the public learn the truth about what happened,” attorney Michael Avenatti said on TODAY, per NBC News. “I think it’s time for her to tell her story and for the public to decide who is telling the truth.”
That lawsuit also accuses Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen of threatening Stormy to keep her quiet. “To be clear, the attempts to intimidate Ms. Clifford into silence and ‘shut her up’ in order to ‘protect Mr. Trump’ continue unabated,” it reads. “On or about Feb. 27, 2018, Mr. Trump’s attorney Mr. Cohen surreptitiously initiated a bogus arbitration proceeding against Ms. Clifford in Los Angeles.”
Now, Stormy and her attorney are asking the Los Angeles County Superior Court to rule 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.”
Depending on that court’s decision, we might get a lot more details from Stormy. While we wait for that ruling, though, read In Touch‘s full 2011 interview with the porn star.
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