Porn star Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has filed a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump arguing that the nondisclosure agreement about their alleged relationship does not hold true and remains invalid as he never signed the agreement. The agreement was allegedly arranged by Donald Trump’s lawyer with Stormy Daniels. Under the agreement which was apparently signed in October 2016, Stormy Daniels claimed that she was paid a hefty sum of $130,000 for not disclosing the details about the alleged affair between her and Donald Trump. The agreement was signed just days before the 2016 presidential election by both Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen but Trump never did, she says. Also Read - With 4475 Deaths, Coronavirus Has Now Killed More People in The US Than the 9/11 Terror Attacks

The agreement is named the “hush agreement” in the lawsuit and refers to Trump as David Dennison and Stormy Daniels as Peggy Peterson. In the side letter agreement, the true identity of DD is blacked out and he is supposed to sign each document but every one of them is left blank. Michael Avenatti, Daniels’s lawyer announced the lawsuit in a tweet and has appeared on Today show on NBC News. Stormy Daniels says she is suing Donald Trump, not for any kind of money but she wants the court to rule that the nondisclosure agreement is invalid or unenforceable and hence, she will be free to talk about the relationship she says she shared with Trump without any legal action and to let her tell her part of the story. TIME Magazine Person of the Year 2017: The Silence Breakers Named For the #MeToo Movement Also Read - US Sets New Record as 884 Die Within 24 Hours Due to COVID-19; Total Cases Stand at 2,13,372



Michael Avenatti’s tweet with the lawsuit

Why Stormy Daniels thinks Donald Trump did not sign the agreement

The aim of the law suit

The aim of the hush agreement

Michael Avenatti accepted that Stormy Daniels had an affair with Donald Trump

Stormy Daniels’s lawyer on the affair

The payment did not come form Donald Trump’s personal fund

The 2016 hush agreement allegedly directed that $130,000 be paid in the trust fund of Stormy Daniels’s attorney at that time and in return she would not talk or disclose anything about the relationship to anyone who she had not already confided in. The lawsuit alleges that Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen had been trying to intimidate her into silence as recently as Feb 27, 2018. Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’s lawyer said on the Today show that if the lawsuit is successful then it will allow her to tell her side of the story without the fear of being harmed or subjugated. He said, “She believes it’s important that the public learn the truth about what happened. I think it’s time for her to tell her story and for the public to decide who is telling the truth.”

According to media reports Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen said that there was no affair between the President and the porn star but the reason for the payment was never given. “The president has denied the allegations against him and again this case has already been won in arbitration,” the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her daily news conference.



Stormy Daniels claims that Michael Cohen forced her to sign the January statement through “intimidation and coercive tactics,” and has continued to try to subjugate her into silence. The suit also argues that Donald Trump is certainly aware of the lawyer’s tactics as the ethics and rules for lawyers in New York would have “required Mr. Cohen at all times to promptly communicate all material information relating to the matter to Mr. Trump,” the suit says. The suit further states, “Accordingly, unless Mr. Cohen flagrantly violated his ethical obligations and the most basic rules governing his license to practice law there can be no doubt that Mr. Trump at all times has been fully aware of the negotiations with Ms. Clifford (Stormy Daniels).”

The suit claims that the $130,000 payment paid to Stormy Daniels could run afoul of the campaign finance laws. The lawsuit also claims that in late February, Michael Cohen “surreptitiously initiated a bogus arbitration proceeding” against Stormy Daniels in Los Angeles to keep her quiet about the alleged affair.