Published: Tue, May 01, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Stormy Daniels Just Dropped Another Lawsuit On President Trump

Stormy Daniels Just Dropped Another Lawsuit On President Trump

This lawsuit is in addition to the initial suit filed to contest the legality of a confidentiality agreement that was meant to bar Daniels from talking about the alleged affair.

The lawsuit adds a new complication to litigation involving Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who paid Daniels $130,000 just before the 2016 United States presidential election to keep quiet about her alleged relationship with Trump.

Ms Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sued over an April 18 tweet in which Mr Trump suggested she lied about the existence of a man portrayed in a sketch she released a day earlier.

In the complaint, filed in the Southern District of New York, Daniels demands $75,000 and claims Trump's tweet "falsely attacks the veracity of Ms. Clifford's account" of the incident and that the tweet "is false and defamatory".

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, lodged the complaint with the US District Court for the Southern District of NY.

Trump retweeted a photo of the sketch alongside a picture of Daniels' former boyfriend and wrote, "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man". A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)! The White House has denied her allegations.

Daniels previously sued Mr Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen to end an alleged non-disclosure agreement about the relationship, which she says Trump never signed.

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Trump presently has 51.4 million Twitter followers.

Cohen faces a criminal probe into his business affairs by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, including over the $130,000 payment, which he has called legal.

She is already embroiled in litigation with the U.S. president in an attempt to void a nondisclosure agreement that she signed in 2016 that prevents her from speaking about an affair that she alleged to have had with Mr Trump in 2006.

"Just because something isn't true doesn't mean that it can't cause you harm or damage".

Cohen is under scrutiny as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and alleged collusion with President Trump's campaign.

"He'll have to litigate unless he can get a court to agree he has a privilege not to while he's president", said Stephen Burbank, a University of Pennsylvania law professor.

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