Daniels, is seeking a jury trial and unspecified damages. Her attorney Michael Avenatti said Monday: “We intend on teaching Mr. Trump that you cannot simply make things up about someone and disseminate them without serious consequences.”
The lawsuit is the latest legal move from Daniels, who already is suing to bedays before the 2016 election in exchange for $130,000. The payment was made by the president’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. That , with the judge citing a criminal investigation that Cohen is facing.
Cohen asked for a delay afterThe FBI was seeking records about the nondisclosure agreement. Cohen’s attorney said in court last week that because the criminal investigation overlaps with issues in the lawsuit, his client’s right against self-incrimination could be adversely impacted because he won’t be able to respond and defend himself.
Aided by her hard-charging attorney, Michael Avenatti, Daniels has aggressively sought to keep her case in the public eye. Several weeks ago,that she said depicts the man who warned her in 2011 to stay quiet about a 2006 tryst with Mr. Trump.
Mr. Trump faces a number of allegations about his sexual exploits long before he ran for president. The White House says Mr. Trump did not have a sexual encounter with Daniels, and the president has denied the other allegations as well.
Mr. Trump is also facing a New York defamation, a former contestant on “The Apprentice.” Zervos has accused Trump of unwanted sexual contact in 2007 and sued him after he dismissed the claims as made up. A judge ruled that lawsuit can move forward.
CBS News’ Clare Hymes contributed to this report.
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