Stormy Daniels is taking steps to publicize the full story of her alleged affair with President Trump.
The adult actress, real name Stephanie Clifford, sent a letter to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen on Monday in which she offered to return $130,000 given to her by Cohen in exchange for freedom from a non-disclosure agreement that keeps her from openly speaking about her relationship with the president, NBC News reports.
A copy of the letter was also sent to Cohen’s lawyer, Lawrence Rosen, as well as to EC LLC, a company Cohen created in 2016 in order to make the $130,000 payment to Clifford.
Clifford’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, told NBC:
“This has never been about the money. It has always been about Ms. Clifford being allowed to tell the truth. The American people should be permitted to judge for themselves who is shooting straight with them and who is misleading them. Our offer seeks to allow this to happen.”
According to the New York Times, Avenatti set a deadline of noon Tuesday for Cohen to respond to the offer.
If Cohen accepts the deal, the non-disclosure agreement by which Clifford is bound would be “deemed null and void” once she returned the $130,000 sum.
The letter sent to Cohen read that upon payment, Clifford would be able to:
“(a) speak openly and freely about her prior relationship with the President and the attempts to silence her and (b) use and publish any text messages, photos and/or videos relating to the President that she may have in her possession, all without fear of retribution and/or legal liability for damages.”
Clifford also requested an assurance that neither President Trump nor EC LLC would move to block the broadcast of a “60 Minutes” interview she gave last week, and which Cohen has sought to block.
Cohen has maintained that the money with which he paid Clifford came from his personal funds and was not reimbursed by the president at any time.
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