Attorney: Stormy Daniels Was Physically Threatened Over Alleged Trump Affair
The attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels claims she was physically threatened to stay silent about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump in 2006.
Michael Avenatti said Friday on MSNBC that the public will learn about "the act" and "the cover-up" between his client and Trump during an interview set to air on CBS's "60 Minutes" on March 25.
Avenatti did not say who made the threat or when it occurred.
"We want both sides to lay out their version of the facts so the American people can decide for themselves what happened," he said.
The president has long denied claims of any relationship with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
She is suing Trump over a non-disclosure agreement she says isn't valid, claiming that while she and Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen signed it, Trump never did.
Daniels offered Monday to return the $130,000 payment she received from Cohen in 2016 in exchange for a nullification of the non-disclosure agreement and the freedom to speak about the tryst.
A hearing for the lawsuit will be held July 12 in Los Angeles.
The President and Mr. Cohen have purposely ignored our settlement offer, thus doubling down on their efforts to muzzle Ms. Clifford and prevent her from telling the American people what happened. Time to buckle up. #basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) March 13, 2018
Daniels' attorney also alleged this week that he has been contacted by six more women claiming to have similar stories about nondisclosure agreements.
He declined to specify whether the agreements involved Trump or to go into detail about the information.