Porn star Stormy Daniels suing Donald Trump over confidentiality agreement

Porn star Stormy Daniels suing Donald Trump over confidentiality agreement, claiming it's invalid.
Stormy Daniels; Donald Trump Photo credit: Reuters

Adult film star Stormy Daniels has filed a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) between them.

Her legal motion was filed in Los Angeles, and alleges the former Celebrity Apprentice host never personally approved a US$130,000 settlement arranged by his personal lawyer, making it invalid.

Mr Trump was the Republican presidential nominee at the time the NDA was made with the star of Love Potion 69, Sex Door Neighbours and Space Nuts.

It was about an affair between the pair that allegedly took place in 2006 and 2007, starting just months after Melania Trump gave birth to son Barron.

The lawyer of Stormy, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has released the lawsuit documents to the public online after they were filed on Tuesday (local time).

Mr Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, signed the agreement with her days before the 2016 presidential election, according to the lawsuit.

This year, Mr Cohen acknowledged he paid US$130,000 to Stormy as part of an NDA about an alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump. He said he made the payment out of his own pocket, and denied it violated campaign finance laws.

A White House official has denied the affair ever took place.

Stormy has said little about the alleged infidelity since signing the agreement, but gave a detailed interview about it to In Touch magazine in 2011.

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