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Cohen wants gag order against Stormy Daniels' attorney

Cohen wants gag order against Stormy Daniels' attorney

When Mr Avenatti was asked at a community forum in West Hollywood, California, if he had evidence that the women had relationships with Mr Trump, the lawyer replied: "Yes". Daniels claims she was coerced into signing the agreement, that it was invalid because Trump never signed it, and that Trump defamed her by calling her a liar when she sued to void the contract.

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing porn star Stormy Daniels, said he is representing three additional women he says were paid hush money before President Donald Trump was elected.

We would be remiss if we did not mention that Avenatti said he would "absolutely" run for president and "defeat" Trump if the Democratic Party does not find the "right street fighter and the right person". The hearing Friday comes in the wake of reports earlier this week that Avenatti and Cohen's attorneys had been in discussions for weeks over a possible settlement to the litigation.

Cohen and his lawyer pushed for the gag order against Avenatti, who has been become ubiquitous in media appearances and political punditry circles since his case gained mainstream coverage.

The judge indicated from the bench that he was reluctant to issue the motion for the gag order, but he did not announce a timetable for his ultimate decision.

Stormy Daniels
Ms Daniels claims she was paid 130,000 dollars in a deal through Mr Trump’s lawyer

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has said she had sex once with the married Trump in 2006 and carried on a platonic relationship with him for about a year afterward. But Avenatti said the women, who contacted him months ago, were "paid hush money prior to the 2016 election". In a separate but potentially related matter, Cohen is under investigation by the Southern District of NY, which is also separate though potentially related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation to influence the 2016 election.

"Neither myself or Mr. Cohen have provided any information to Mr. Avenatti, are in any way cooperating with Mr. Avenatti, or have any interest whatsoever in cooperating with Mr. Avenatti to the detriment of President Donald Trump", Blakely told ABC News.

"Enough with the games", he added. "They were nearly laughed out of court". "An attorney in litigation is just that, and until the litigation is over, I'm not going to comment on the words used", he said.

Daniels was at the Sirens Columbus on July 12 as part of a tour she started since her alleged affair with President Trump and subsequent payout of hush money became public. She is suing to invalidate the nondisclosure agreement.

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