The lawyer of adult film actress, Stormy Daniels, says that the recent lawsuit against Donald Trump caused several other women to consider legal action against the president.
Attorney Michael Avenatti reportedly confirmed that other women have talked to him about potential cases regarding Trump, however, he declined to identify the women or to discuss the details of their cases.
Stephanie Clifford, who is professionally known as Stormy Daniels, alleges that she was paid $130 thousand by the president’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, in 2016 to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump that started in 2006.
Daniels is suing Trump to void a nondisclosure agreement that forbids the adult film actress from speaking publicly about their affair. According to her court filing, she wishes to void the NDA because Trump himself did not sign it. More so, the lawsuit claims that Daniels was forced into signing the “hush agreement”.
Cohen has recently admitted to paying Daniels $130 thousand a mere few weeks before the start of the 2016 presidential election. However, the attorney stressed that the money came from his personal account and was not tied to the Trump campaign.
At least 15 women have accused Trump of various misconducts ranging from sexual harassment and sexual assault to inappropriate behavior around women. Out of all the accusers, 14 of them claim that Trump attacked them directly while two others said that they witnessed behavior that made them uncomfortable. All of the alleged incidents occurred prior to Trump becoming president.
Trump, Cohen, and the White House have denied the allegations of an affair between Daniels and the president.
Daniels had recently offered to pay back the hush money she took to allow her to speak publicly about her affair with Trump. The first hearing in the case is expected to commence on July 12 in a Los Angeles court.
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