Attorney for Stormy Daniels wants Trump questioned over Hush Money

NEW YORK-  The lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels, who has claimed to have had an affair with US President Donald Trump, filed court papers Sunday demanding that Trump submit to questions about the $130,000 hush money paid just before the 2016 presidential election.

The disagreement centres around whether the agreement is valid, including if the should be settled in open court or in a private arbitration.

Trump speaking about the allegations for the first time on Thursday denied he had an affair with Daniels and was unaware that his personal lawyer Micheal Cohen had paid Daniels $130 000 to keep quiet.

The actress said in the 60 minutes interview they had sex once, the White House has flatly denied this and Daniels further claimed she felt threatened to sign the agreement.

Trump lawyers are asking for $20 million in damages for Clifford’s violation of the agreement.

Cohen who paid the money into Daniels account wants the dispute settled in private arbitration, as the agreement states so.

Daniels lawyer  Michael Avenatti wants the dispute heard over open court.

He said in the filing, “If Mr. Trump did not supply the funds or did not even know about the funds, this would be another relevant fact demonstrating that he never consented to the settlement agreement.”

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