Adult film star Stormy Daniel’s attorney told CBS News early Wednesday that he and his client “would consider” settling their lawsuit against President Trump.
“If they came to you with a settlement in this case, would you accept it?” asked “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Anthony Mason.
“I think we would consider it, I would converse with my client. It would depend on the terms of a settlement,” Attorney Michael Avenatti replied. “But at this point, I don’t see how the case gets resolved short of the truth coming out.”
Avenatti, who has made the rounds with TV interviews in recent weeks, made this comment after filing a motion to depose both Trump and the president’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Daniels has been fighting a nondisclosure agreement that she and Cohen signed regarding an alleged affair she said she had with Trump 10 years ago. The adult actress (39), whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, argued that the agreement is not legally binding because Trump never signed the document.
The president has not yet commented on what some are calling “Stormygate.” The White House has officially denied Daniel’s claims.
Avenatti dismissed claims that his representation of Daniels is politically motivated.
“My client wants the American people to know the truth,” Avenatti said when asked about his work at a political consulting firm run by Rahm Emanuel. He is the Democratic mayor of Chicago and the former White House chief of staff in the Obama administration.
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Credit: The Hill