Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is offering to return the $130,000 she was paid in a nondisclosure agreement with President Trump’s lawyer. The adult film star would return the money she was given in October of 2016 so that she would keep silent about an alleged affair with Trump.
Daniel’s lawyers say that a remittance would invalidate the “hush agreement” she reached with Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen and allow her to speak publicly about her relationship with the president.
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The New York Times obtained a copy of a letter Daniel’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, sent to Cohen. It offers to wire the full $130,000 to an account of the president’s choosing if the agreement is nullified.
The contract, known as a nondisclosure agreement (NDA), said that Clifford agreed not to disclose her alleged affair with the president in exchange for a $130,000 payment from a shell company in Delaware. Cohen represents the company known as Essential Consultants LLC.
The affair allegedly continued from the summer of 2006 to early 2007. Avenatti’s letter gave Cohen until noon on Tuesday to make a decision and promised to transmit payment by Friday.
If the agreement is voided, Daniels would be free to “(a) speak openly and freely about her prior relationship with the president and the attempts to silence her and (b) use and publish any text messages, photos and/or videos relating to the president that she may have in her possession, all without fear of retribution and legal liability for damages,” according to The New York Times.
The letter also demands that the president’s lawyers take no action to prevent publication of Clifford’s interview with the CBS news magazine “60 Minutes,” which is slated for broadcast Sunday.
Those who are familiar with Trump’s legal team believe they plan to seek an injunction barring the interview’s release.
Daniels is suing Cohen and Essential Consultants in a California state court, arguing the NDA is invalid because Trump himself never signed it.
Cohen obtained a preliminary restraining order against her in private arbitration that binds her to silence for the time being.
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