Donald Trump's lawyers filed a lawsuit on Friday against Pornographauteur Stormy Daniels.
The suit seeks $20 million a few days ahead of the airing of her interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes next Sunday, alleging the pornographess violated a confidentiality agreement 20 times and owes $1 million per incident.
This is the first time that the embattled President has in any way acknowledged Daniels publicly since the Wall Street Journal reported that his lawyer paid Daniels $130,000 during the Presidential campaign. While the lawyer insists that he paid her the money out of his own pocket and basically for no reason, it may have something to do with the 2011 In Touch Weekly article in which Daniels outlines, in exquisite detail, their sexual congress. That same lawyer also filed a restraining order against Daniels this month using the same Delaware shell company he used to pay her in the first place.
The same day the suit was filed, Daniels' attorney made a circuit of cable appearances suggesting that she had been personally, physically threatened into silence, that she was under duress when she signed the $130,000 agreement, and in true-legalese fashion, hinted at some kind of incident between the president and the sex performer after his election. On Friday, he tweeted that he and his client would no longer be intimidated.
Per the New York Times:
President Trump’s lawyers filed two motions on Friday in United States District Court in California in a public legal fight that Ms. Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, started last week. That’s when she sued to get out of an agreement that she had struck to be paid $130,000 to stay silent about an affair she alleges to have had with Mr. Trump starting in 2006.
Mr. Trump formally joined his legal team’s response to Ms. Clifford’s suit in a motion, filed Friday, to move the case from state court in Los Angeles, where Ms. Clifford filed her claim, to federal court.
Detractors came out in droves to denounce the quagmire of the President's defense.
In response to the lawsuit, thousands of people donated to Daniels' legal defense fund, which has to feel pretty weird for everyone involved.
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