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.”