Stormy Daniels’s lawyer said on Thursday that he has been approached by six other women with stories about President Trump similar to that of the adult-film actress.
Michael Avenatti cautioned in an appearance on CNN that he had not yet vetted the cases “to any great degree,” but said that at least two of the women have nondisclosure agreements.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing to void a nondisclosure agreement that she says prevents her from speaking publicly about an alleged extramarital affair she had with Trump more than a decade ago.
“The initial consultations, the initial information that we’re receiving indicates that there are some striking similarities between their stories and that of my client, Ms. Clifford,” Avenatti said.
Avenatti is ecstatic, as any lawyer in his position would be.
Trump has been very quiet about this. I guess maybe he believes it won’t hurt him politically, since everybody already knows he is a pig. He might be right. And while there may be campaign violations involved in the “hush money”, that’s probably not enough to impeach him. In fact, he can just say that he wasn’t aware and he left everything to his “fixer”.
Then again, he could be in trouble for this — Susie Madrak at Crooks and Liars:
Stunning. Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti disclosed on Morning Joe this morning that Stormy Daniels was physically threatened regarding the NDA she signed.
Knowing Trump henchman/thug Michael Cohen’s pseudo-Godfather persona and past history, I’m gonna guess it was the classic “You won’t be so pretty if someone throws acid in your face” kind of coercion — which, if it happened before she signed, may invalidate the agreement. But we won’t know until after the 60 Minutes interview appears on March 25.
“Was she threatened in any way?” Mika asked.
“Yes,” Avenatti said.
“Was she threatened physical harm?”
“Was her life threatened?”
“Again, I won’t answer that. People will have to tune in to ’60 Minutes.'”
Avenatti refused any details. He would not say whether the threat came from the president (I doubt that, he uses Cohen for that sort of thing), although when asked directly if the physical effects came from Trump, he said, “I will neither confirm nor deny.”
The 60 Minutes interview is set to air on March 25. So… nine days.