Stormy Daniels Is Willing to Return $130000 Hush Money

Sergio Conner
March 12, 2018

Last week, Avenatti filed a lawsuit on behalf of Daniels against Donald Trump with hopes of invalidating an agreement she signed in 2016 to keep quiet.

According to the New York Times, Stephanie Clifford, who goes by Stormy Daniels professionally, would return the money so that she could speak openly about the alleged affair, Trump's attempts to keep her quiet and use and publish any "text messages, photos, and/or videos relating to the President that she may have in her possession", without legal effect. Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti is giving Trump's team until noon on Tuesday to decide if they will agree to their terms. By returning the money, she wants clearance to release text messages, photos, and videos that would provide evidence of the affair. The letter was also addressed to a lawyer working on the case with Cohen, Lawrence Rosen.

Days after Stormy Daniels' lawyer confirmed that his client had an alleged affair with President Trump (prior to his presidency), Trump has commented on how his wife, Melania, is doing.

It would be highly unlikely Cohen would accept the offer - he recently went to court to get a restraining order to prevent her from talking about the NDA.

Avenatti's new offer requires the signatures of "all parties", including that of the president. Cohen has acknowledged the payment but denied that the payment was linked to his boss.

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"As we have always said, this is about a search for the truth and the ability of Clifford to tell the American people what really happened so they can make their own determination", Avenatti said in a statement.

If they reject the offer, they could be seen as effectively acknowledging the existence of a continuing effort to keep Clifford silent about an affair that Cohen and the president say did not happen.

Trump's lawyers are reportedly preparing a legal action to block Stormy Daniels" silence-breaking interview with "60 Minutes' from airing next Sunday.

The injunction may seek to silence Daniels by citing the nondisclosure agreement - although CBS is not party to it.

Daniels sued Trump in Los Angeles court last week, arguing the pre-election pact was null and void because he didn't sign the document, using the name David Dennison.

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