Donald Trump on Monday asked a federal court in Los Angeles to quash the lawsuit filed by pornographic actress Stormy Daniels.
US President Donald Trump on Monday urged a federal court in Los Angeles to quash the lawsuit filed by pornographic actress Stormy Daniels challenging a confidentiality agreement she claims to have made with him over a past affair. According to the request filed by Trump’s lawyer, Charles Harder, his client has never signed such an agreement and in any case ensures that he has no intention of enforcing it. In addition, he points out that “the complainant behaves systematically as if this agreement did not exist or was already invalidated”, appearing publicly in various media and press conferences to “describe this alleged relationship with Mr. Trump”.
As a result, “there is no real litigation between the complainant and Mr. Trump” and Stormy Daniels’ complaint is irrelevant, writes the lawyer. Actress and filmmaker X, now performing in strip clubs, claims to have had a relationship with Donald Trump in 2006 and 2007. At the time, the real estate mogul was already married to his wife. current wife, Melania. Their son Barron Trump was born in March 2006. For his part, Donald Trump denied having any sexual relationship with the actress.
But Stormy Daniels filed a lawsuit in March with the Los Angeles federal court to overturn an agreement whereby the 39-year-old actress pledged absolute silence on the case in exchange for a payment of $ 130,000.
His silence was bought
Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has since admitted to court in New York that he has paid this sum to Stormy Daniels, as well as $ 150,000 to an ex-Playboy playmate who also says he had a relationship with Mr. Trump.
The goal? Buy their silence “at the request of the candidate”, in order to avoid “harming” him, according to Michael Cohen. The billionaire has meanwhile acknowledged having paid his lawyer for the amount paid to Stormy Daniels shortly before his election to the White House in November 2016, without further explanation.
A hearing is scheduled for December 3 in Los Angeles regarding Stormy Daniels’ cancellation request. The young woman also sued Donald Trump for defamation late April, in New York this time, another step in the legal battle led by his lawyer Michael Avenatti to debunk Donald Trump.