Daniels sues Trump for defamation

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Daniels is seeking upward of $75,000 in damages in this lawsuit. "A total can job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!"

On Monday, Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti filed a defamation lawsuit against US President Donald Trump in a NY federal court.

The complaint continued, "It was apparent that Mr. Trump meant to convey that Ms. Clifford is a liar, someone who should not be trusted, that her claims about the threatening encounter are false, and that she was falsely accusing the individual depicted in the sketch of committing a crime, where no crime had been committed".

"Mr. Trump's statement is false and defamatory", according to the lawsuit. Daniels claims the man approached her and her infant daughter in a Las Vegas parking lot and tried to intimidate her into staying silent.

In her complaint, Daniels said the assailant had urged her to "leave Trump alone" and "forget the story", and after looking at her infant daughter said: "That's a lovely little girl". She told 60 Minutes that the man said to her, "Leave Trump alone".

Ms Daniels" filing, which was filed in a NY court on Monday, states that the tweet was "false and defamatory", and further claims that President Trump "knew that his false, disparaging statement would be read by people around the world, as well as widely reported'. "Then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, 'That's a handsome little girl - it'd be a shame if something happened to her mom.' And then he was gone". The White House was not immediately available for comment.

A federal judge in Los Angeles agreed Friday to a request by Cohen and Trump to put that case on hold for 90 days due to an ongoing criminal investigation into Cohen's business activities.

Cohen has admitted paying United States dollars 130,000 to Clifford - a payment the porn star says was made to keep her quiet just days before the November 2016 presidential vote. The suit argues the president made a false statement to "denigrate and attack" Daniels. She contends the agreement is invalid because Trump never personally signed it.