Stormy sues again, Avenatti leaks secret Cohen texts of Trump sex affair quash plot

Brace yourself for abundant Avenatti on the telly.

Keith M. Davidson, who represented Stormy Daniels in 2016

A new lawsuit filed for Stormy Daniels by her scene-stealing lawyer Michael Avenatti shows text messages between Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and Keith M. Davidson, Stormy's ex-lawyer, in which Cohen and Davidson discuss what amounts to a plot to silence the story of Stormy's affair with Donald J. Trump.

Trump currently occupies the office of President of the United States.

The new lawsuit basically says Trump plotted to to turn Stormy's then-lawyer into a double agent to help Trump.

From Rebecca R. Ruiz, NYT:

The suit, filed in California State Court, accused Keith M. Davidson, the Beverly Hills lawyer who represented Ms. Clifford in 2016, of violating attorney-client privilege. It also said he withheld relevant communications from her and her current lawyer, Michael Avenatti.

The suit accused Mr. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, of helping and encouraging Mr. Davidson to breach his professional duties of confidentiality and loyalty to his client this year. In 2016, Mr. Cohen paid her $130,000 shortly before the election to keep quiet about the alleged affair.

The legal challenge is at least the third that Mr. Avenatti has brought in the last three months on behalf of Ms. Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels. The suit intensifies the legal pressures on Mr. Cohen, who has been a subject of Ms. Clifford’s earlier complaints, and brings Mr. Davidson directly into the fray of civil litigation for the first time.

In April, Ms. Clifford sued Mr. Cohen and Mr. Trump for defamation, and in March, she sued to be released from the nondisclosure agreement. That suit has been delayed as a federal corruption investigation in New York scrutinizes Mr. Cohen and the $130,000.

Reuters

The new Stormy Daniels/Stephanie Clifford lawsuit asks for $200,000+ and punitive damages.

It demands that Mr. Davidson share 100% of his files on Clifford with her, and for Cohen “to disclose any recordings of phone conversations he had with Mr. Davidson relating to Ms. Clifford,” the Times reports.

In April, the FBI raided Cohen’s home and office, and seized many recordings on an array of different devices.

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