A federal judge rejected the request of pornographic actress Stormy Daniels, who wanted to have the US president testify. On Monday, the White House reaffirmed that Donald Trump “strongly and clearly” denied that he had sex with the 39-year-old pornographic actress.
A Los Angeles federal judge on Thursday rejected the motion by pornographic star Stormy Daniels, who wanted to have US President Donald Trump testify with whom she claims to have had an affair. Stormy Daniels, also known as Stephanie Clifford ( her real name ), has already filed a complaint in the court to seek the invalidation of a confidentiality agreement on this case, signed with Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, a few days before the 2016 presidential election.
The new motion, filed on Tuesday, called-for Donald Trump and Michael Cohen to give a statement to determine whether the Republican billionaire knew of the deal and if he was in favor. The federal judge ruled that the petition was “premature and must be denied”, as the president and his lawyer have not yet responded in writing to the actress’s first complaint. Clifford’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said he plans to resubmit this request once the US president and his lawyer respond to the first complaint.
According to Mr. Avenatti, the confidentiality agreement between her client and Donald Trump is void because she did not sign the document prepared by Mr. Cohen. Daniels is suing Trump and Cohen trying to void an understanding that paid her $130,000 in return for her quiet about her charges over a sexual experience with the president in 2006. Michael Avenatti also believes that the statements of Mr. Cohen, who revealed in February the existence of a confidentiality agreement and the amount paid to the actress, released his client from its obligations.
“Strongly and Clearly”
The White House reaffirmed on Monday that Donald Trump “strongly and clearly” denied that he had sex with the 39-year-old pornographic actress. Stormy Daniels claims to have had an affair with the real estate mogul in 2006 and 2007. At the time Mr. Trump was already married to his current wife Melania. Their son Barron Trump was born in March 2006.