Avenatti Slams Trump, Cohen Attempt To Drop Hush Money Deal

Adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, (C) also known as Stormy Daniels speaks to the media next to her lawyer Michael Avenatti, after a court hearing outside the US Courthouse in New York on April 16, 2018. - Presid... Adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, (C) also known as Stormy Daniels speaks to the media next to her lawyer Michael Avenatti, after a court hearing outside the US Courthouse in New York on April 16, 2018. - President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen has been under criminal investigation for months over his business dealings, and FBI agents last week raided his home, hotel room, office, a safety deposit box and seized two cellphones. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 11, 2018 8:26 a.m.

Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, called out the President and his former lawyer Michael Cohen over their move to drop the $130,000 hush agreement with Daniels in recent days.

According to a court filing reviewed by Bloomberg, both Trump and Cohen filed paperwork in court claiming they wouldn’t enforce the details of a non-disclosure agreement established with Daniels in October 2016. They reportedly also requested that Daniels return the $130,000 that bought her silence.

Avenatti — who is also publicly mulling a run for president in 2020 after he saw his public profile skyrocket in recent months while representing Daniels, an adult film star — attacked Trump and Cohen for threatening Daniels with a $20 million damages if she spoke about the affair.

“These threats were all premised on a giant lie,” Avenatti said in the filing in a fedearl Los Angeles court, according to Bloomberg. “If they are now to be believed, Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen never had a good faith basis to assert that they would be able to enforce the settlement agreement.”

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