Why porn star Stormy Daniels has sued Donald Trump

Why porn star Stormy Daniels has sued Donald Trump

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Asked by Today host Savannah Guthrie Wednesday 'Did she have a sexual relationship with the President?' Michael Avenatti replied 'Yes'.

The suit alleges that since Mr. Trump himself never signed the agreement, Daniels should be free to discuss her "intimate relationship" with him in 2006 and 2007.

For the agreement to work Stormy's lawyers claim both parties needed to sign the agreement - and the initials "DD" - or "Dennis Dennison" - fail to appear on the agreement.

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

The suit accuses Cohen of intimidating and coercing Daniels into signing a false statement in January denying that she had an affair with Trump and received hush money.

The agreement specifies arbitration to resolve disputes, and in the lawsuit, Daniels said Cohen began "a bogus arbitration proceeding" against her last month.

"Neither the Trump Organisation nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly", Cohen said in a statement at the time.

"This relationship included, among other things, at least one "meeting" with Mr. Trump in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel located within Los Angeles County", the suit claims.

It claims that the line for Trump's signature, to be made under a pseudonym, David Dennison, is left blank.

The White House has strenuously denied the allegations.

President Trump's proclivity for putting his name on buildings, steaks, ties and certificates is well-known.

Avenatti also said she's hoping to dispel some of the "misinformation" out there about the nondisclosure agreement and "set the record straight".

On Oct. 28, 2016, just 11 days before the election, Daniels and Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, signed the "hush" agreement, which ensured Daniels would remain quiet about the affair.

"It's all over now and Stormy will tell her story", he said. Sunny Hostin, however, argued that the Daniels controversy gives credibility to the idea that Trump might've had encounters with Russian prostitutes, and the Kremlin is using that information as blackmail. "And as alleged in the complaint, we believe that it was done through force and intimidation". Cohen has acknowledged the payment, but has repeatedly declined to tell NBC News what the payment was for.

Cohen issued a statement to the New York Times in February in which he said he used his personal funds to make the payment.

The suit also alleges Trump must be aware of Cohen's attempts to silence Daniels since NY bar rules require Cohen to keep his client informed at all times.

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