Porn star Stormy Daniels sues President Trump for defamation

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The complaint alleges that Trump's tweets mocking Daniels over a forensic sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep quiet about her claims of an affair with the president amount to defamation because they accuse her of fabricating the alleged crime, which would itself be illegal.

The lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan escalates Daniels' litigation with Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who paid her $130,000 before the 2016 USA presidential election not to talk about the alleged sexual encounter a decade earlier.

Charles Harder, an attorney representing Trump, did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, is scheduled to make appearances at Scores Gentlemen's Club in Tonawanda August 10th and 11th.

A few weeks later, Daniels released a sketch of the man she says threatened her and Trump reacted on Twitter. Trump responded with this April 18 tweet: "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man".

Daniels has publicly claimed she was approached and threatened by an unknown man who told her not speak about her interactions with Trump around the time she had agreed to an interview with In Touch Weekly seven years ago. "It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom".

"We look forward to quickly proceeding to discovery and deposing the president", Daniels's attorney, Michael Avenatti, told Newsweek shortly after the suit was filed.

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On Monday, Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, filed a lawsuit in NY on the adult film star's behalf, according to CNN. Daniels claims the agreement is not valid because Trump never signed it. He added that he believed it was highly unlikely a judge would dismiss such a "rock-solid" case.

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. The plaintiff is also suing Cohen for defamation.

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

The man reportedly said, "Leave Trump alone".

Stormy Daniels is continuing to be a tempest for President Donald Trump.

Burbank co-wrote an earlier brief arguing that then-President Bill Clinton was not immune in federal court from private civil lawsuits during his presidency for unofficial acts. THR has also learned that it was important to Daniels that the Penthouse shoot feature her tattoos so her fans knew that it was a new photo shoot.

Trump is appealing a March 20 decision by a NY state judge in Manhattan that allowed Summer Zervos, a contestant on his former TV show "The Apprentice", to pursue her own defamation case.

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