- Daniels’ attorney filed the claim in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday
- Says Trump’s attorney Cohen defamed her and violated campaign finance laws
- Comes less than 24 hours after Daniels appeared on 60 Minutes
Adult film star Stormy Daniels is suing President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen for defamation after he called into question her claim that she had a sexual encounter with Trump, according to court documents filed on Monday.
In the filing in federal court in Los Angeles, Daniels’ attorney said ‘Cohen meant to convey that Ms. Clifford is a liar, someone who should not be trusted, and that her claims about her relationship with Mr. Trump is ‘something (that) isn´t true.”
It comes less than 24 hours after Daniels appeared on 60 Minutes to detail her account of an affair she says she had with Trump in 2006. Trump rejected all of the claims through a spokesman earlier on Monday.
Adult film star Stormy Daniels is suing President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen
The new filing comes as an amendment to Daniels’ earlier suit arguing that a $130,000 ‘hush agreement’ brokered by Cohen was invalid because Trump never signed it.
Cohen has denied Daniels’ claims but admitted to making the payment, which he says he paid for personally.
Now, Daniels’ amended lawsuit essentially claims that Cohen’s denial of her account was defamatory in nature.