Stormy Daniels sues Trump over 'defamatory' tweet about 'threat' to her

Stormy Daniels sues Trump over 'defamatory' tweet about 'threat' to her

The lawsuit says Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, suffered damages in excess of $75,000.

"So today we have a new legal action from Stormy Daniels, who is the adult film star who alleges a sexual encounter with President Donald Trump".

This lawsuit has been filed against the US President for a tweet that said a forensic sketch of a man who allegedly threatened her in 2011 was "a total con job".

The lawsuit is the latest legal move from Stormy Daniels, who already is suing to be released from a non-disclosure deal she agreed to days before the 2016 election in exchange for $130,000.

Clifford argues that Mr. Trump's statement paints her as a liar and that it has exposed her "to hatred, contempt, ridicule, and shame, and discouraged other from associating or dealing with her".

Ms Daniels alleges that she became friendly with Mr Trump when he offered a place on USA version of The Apprentice. They cited one frightening instance in 2011 when an unknown man approached her in a health club parking lot and threatened her to remain silent about Trump. She offered a $100,000 reward for information about him. But the Daniels' camp says the contract is null and void because Trump never signed it so she should be allowed to speak.




According to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, the unknown man referred to her child, saying, "That's a handsome little girl".

She says the man told her to "leave Trump alone, forget the story". "Then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, 'That's a attractive little girl - it'd be a shame if something happened to her mom.' And then he was gone".

Cohen asked for a delay after Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided his home and office several weeks ago.

Daniels, through her attorney, Michael Avenatti, claims that that particular tweet amounts to an act of defamation.

Daniels said the president knew his tweet was false or made it with reckless disregard for its truth, and falsely accused her of making up the assailant.

Cohen did not work for Trump's 2016 campaign and it is illegal for a campaign under FEC rules to spend funds on personal matters, so these allegations are serious.

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