Porn star raising funds for legal expenses in Trump disclosure fight

Porn star raising funds for legal expenses in Trump disclosure fight

"I am attempting to speak honestly and openly to the American people about my relationship with now President Donald Trump, as well as the intimidation and tactics that he, together with his attorney Michael Cohen, have used to silence me", Daniels wrote on her crowd fundraiser site. She could also be required to return the $130,000 she received from Cohen after the deal was made. Ms Daniels wants to invalidate the agreement and speak openly about the alleged affair, which she says occurred in 2006.

As of this writing, Stormy has already raised almost $13K for "attorneys' fees; out-of-pocket costs associated with the lawsuit, arbitration, and my right to speak openly; security expenses; and damages that may be awarded against me if I speak out and ultimately lose".

Trump lawyer Cohen won a temporary restraining order against Daniels in a secret arbitration proceeding last month.

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Trump's advisers have reportedly told him not to fight Daniels' decision to break a confidentiality agreement because it would make him look guilty and that that's the reason he hadn't slammed her in public or on Twitter.

Mr Trump, through spokespeople, has said the affair never happened. Though she and her lawyer gave Cohen and Trump a Tuesday deadline to respond, they never responded.

Daniels' relationship with Trump first gained widespread notice when the Wall Street Journal revealed the $130,000 payout in January. Anthony Kotzev, the boyfriend of Stormy's manager, Gina Rodriguez, told the site that he was actually sitting next to Stormy when she physically signed her second statement denying that she was paid any "hush money", and he said the environment was extremely "lighthearted".

Cohen's payment of $130,000 to Clifford less than two weeks before the 2016 election is also raising questions about potential violations of federal election law (Cohen says it was his money and that he was not reimbursed by the Trump campaign or the Trump Organization).

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