Stormy Daniels has detailed personal information about President Trump that she shared with ’60 Minutes’ yet the program declined to air in its bombshell interview broadcast, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Michael Avenatti, who has been leading Daniels’ aggressive new legal strategy to try to get her non-disclosure agreement tossed, told host Megyn Kelly on the ‘Today Show’ that the storied CBS program held back one of her most startling claims.
’60 Minutes and CBS, you know, they are a conservative network. I mean there is a lot of information that was said during that interview that didn’t make it into the final 60 Minutes,’ he told Kelly.
Pressed by what he meant, Avenatti said: ‘They play it very close to the vest. For instance, she can describe the President’s genitalia in great detail. That did not make it.’
Attorney Michael Avenatti says Stormy Daniels made claims in her ’60 Minutes’ interview that the program did not air
‘We don’t need to hear that!’ responded Kelly, as audience members gasped. ‘My eyes – look!’ she said as she covered them.
‘That did not make it in,’ Avenatti persisted.
‘And good for them,’ Kelly interjected.
Avenatti said the interview lasted two hours, but ’60 Minutes’ only aired about 14 to 16 minutes of footage. The interview late last month drew 22 million viewers, a decade-high, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
In the interview, Daniels made the claim Trump invited her to his hotel room at a celebrity golf tournament she attended that he was hosting, notwithstanding an NDA which subjects her to fines of $1 million for infractions ruled on by an arbitrator.
‘She hasn’t told her complete story yet,’ he said. ‘There’s more. There’s a lot more.’
Daniels shared the information in order to buttress her claim that she had an affair with Trump.
Avenatti also procured video of a lie detector test she took that she passed when she earlier shared claims about the affair.
Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump, is seen at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan, NY. 3/22/2018
Stormy Daniels in her interview with Anderson Cooper to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, March 25
Kelly also tried to push the attorney on why Daniels wouldn’t simply return the $130,000 she got from an LLC set up by longtime Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen.
‘I will make the offer right now, if the president and Mr. Cohen agree that the agreement is null and void, we are done. We will deliver the money today,’ he said.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is arguing in court that the NDA is void because Trump never signed it, although Cohen did. The agreement relied on psuedonyms.
Avenatti said eight women have contacted him about ‘similar allegations and similar circumstances relating to the President.’