After Stormy Daniels’ national interview on “60 Minutes,” where the aging porn star shared details of an alleged one night stand with now-President Donald Trump over a decade ago, to include the dramatic claim that her life was threatened, a key player in the story immediately fired back.
The lawyer representing Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal attorney, sent a cease and desist letter Sunday night demanding that Daniels refrain from making further “false and defamatory” statements about Cohen, and requested a retraction and apology for the comments she made in the interview.
Cohen, who paid Daniels — her real name is Stephanie Clifford — $130,000 in 2016 to not talk about the alleged affair with Trump, who denies the claim, was singled out in Sunday’s interview.
Brent Blakely, who represents Cohen, told Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti in the letter that his client had nothing to do with the alleged threat that Daniels said came from “a guy” in a parking lot, who warned her, “Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.”
“In truth, Mr. Cohen had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with any such person or incident, and does not even believe that any such person exists, or that such incident ever occurred,” Blakely wrote.
“You and your client’s false statements about Mr. Cohen accuse him of criminal conduct and constitute, among other claims, libel per se and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”
The lawyer demanded that Avenatti “make clear that you have no facts or evidence whatsoever to support your allegations that my client had anything whatsoever to do with this alleged thug.”
Daniels said she never reported the alleged threat to law enforcement because she was “scared,” but now that Trump has ascended to the highest office in the land and is the single most powerful man in the world, the porn star is determined to set the record straight and “defend myself.”