Stormy Daniels sues Trump for libel
The pornographic actress Stormy Daniels has thrown the oil on fire with Donald Trump by suing him, this time for defamation, announced Monday his lawyer.
Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has embarked on a legal battle with the US president since she asked a Los Angeles judge to rescind a confidentiality agreement in which she agreed not to talk about the relationship she says she had with Mr. Trump in 2006-2007.
In this lawsuit in Los Angeles, the actress argues that the confidentiality agreement, against which she received $ 130,000 in compensation, is not worth it since Donald Trump himself did not sign it . One of the president’s lawyers, Michael Cohen, said he negotiated it alone and paid $ 130,000 out of pocket.
Michael Cohen has since been the subject of a criminal investigation in Manhattan.
The libel suit filed on Monday by Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ attorney at the New York federal court, adds a new twist to the increasingly complex story between the president and this alleged former mistress.
In a spectacular television interview in late March, the actress revealed crisp details about her relationship with Donald Trump in 2006-2007.
She also said she was threatened, in 2011 on a parking lot in Las Vegas, by a stranger, who had mentioned the possibility of attacking his daughter if she publicly mentioned this link.
Stormy Daniels had then made realize and broadcast mid-April a robot portrait of this unknown.
Portrait ridiculed the next day by Trump in a tweet: the president had then said that it was a sketch made “years later, a man who does not exist”, describing the approach of Stormy Daniels d “absolute scam”.
In Monday’s assignment, the 39-year-old actress accuses the US president of defamation, and estimates, in view of some 50 million people who follow him on Twitter, the damage suffered to “more than $ 75,000”.