Stormy Daniels sues President Trump for defamation over Twitter comments

Mary Altaffer  AP FILEStormy Daniels speaks exterior federal court docket in New York

Mary Altaffer AP FILEStormy Daniels speaks exterior federal court docket in New York

We have details from the lawsuit and the $75K she's seeking in damages.

"Mr. Trump knows that his personal Twitter account has an audience of over 50 million followers and that the Twitter post would be repeated and reported upon by other news and media outlets online, in print, and on television and radio". Daniels, whose real name Stephanie Clifford, says she was threatened by a man in a Las Vegas auto park to drop her allegations of an affair with Trump, BBC reported on Monday.

Stormy Daniels filed the complaint in federal court in NY on Monday.

The lawsuit adds a new complication to litigation involving Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who paid Daniels $130,000 just before the 2016 USA presidential election to keep quiet about her alleged relationship with Trump.

Trump is also facing a NY defamation lawsuit filed by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice". They cited one frightening instance in 2011 when an unknown man approached her in a health club parking lot and threatened her to remain silent about Trump.

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Cohen has been under major legal scrutiny ever since the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided his offices in order to investigate the potential illegalities involved in his hush money payment to Stormy Daniels. And a guy walked up on me and said to me, "Leave Trump alone".

Trump responded to Daniels's claim that, in 2011, a man threatened her to stay quiet about her alleged sexual relationship with Trump. "Forget the story, '" Daniels told CNN in March. The man then looked at Daniels' young daughter and said, "That's a attractive little girl". She is suing the president again, but this time for defamation of character by way of a #Tweet. She's already suing Trump to get out of her nondisclosure agreement and has a separate defamation suit against Trump's attorney Michael Cohen. The suit argues the president made a false statement to "denigrate and attack" Daniels.

On Friday, a Los Angeles judge put Daniels' lawsuit to end that agreement on hold for 90 days, saying it might threaten Cohen's constitutional right against self-incrimination.

Trump, who denies having had any relationship with Daniels, has said that he did not know about the $130,000 payment and that he does not know where Cohen got the money.

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