(Washington, DC) – President Trump’s attorneys are filing to move the Stormy Daniels lawsuit to federal court. Trump’s lawyers say Daniels could owe as much as 20-million-dollars for violating a nondisclosure agreement that prohibits her from talking about an alleged affair she had with Trump.
They say the adult-film star has repeatedly violated the confidentiality provisions of a settlement that Daniels signed with Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Daniel’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, calls the new filing “another bullying tactic from the President and Mr. Cohen,” and says they want to move the case to federal court in order to increase their chances that it will be decided in private arbitration, thus hiding the truth from the public. Avenatti said on Twitter Friday that it’s remarkable that a sitting president is pursuing over 20-million-dollars in bogus damages against a private citizen who’s trying to tell the public what really happened.
Daniels signed an agreement that paid her 130-thousand-dollars to not talk about claims that she had an affair with Trump. Her lawsuit claims the nondisclosure agreement is not valid because Trump didn’t sign it. His lawyer, Cohen signed it on Trump’s behalf.