Stormy Daniels claims in new lawsuit that her first lawyer betrayed her and became ‘puppet’ for Trump and Michael Cohen

Stormy Daniels

Porn star Stormy Daniels filed a new lawsuit in California on Wednesday.
She alleged that her former attorney betrayed her and became a “puppet” for President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, while her attorney still represented her.
The lawsuit contained alleged text messages between Cohen and Daniels’s first attorney, Keith Davidson.

Porn star Stormy Daniels alleged in a lawsuit she filed Wednesday that her former attorney betrayed her and became a “puppet” for President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, while the attorney still represented her.

NBC News reported that Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court. The lawsuit alleged that Daniels’s initial attorney, Keith Davidson, “hatched a plan” and “colluded” with Cohen to try and get her to appear on Fox News months ago and have her deny that she had a 2006 affair with the president.

Cohen facilitated a $130,000 hush money payment to Daniels before the 2016 presidential election to keep her quiet about her allegations of an affair. Cohen is now the focus of a criminal investigation in the Southern District of New York into whether he violated campaign-finance laws or committed bank fraud.

Daniels was already suing Cohen and Trump in California, seeking to void that nondisclosure agreement, and last month filed a motion to revive that lawsuit.

Daniels’s lawsuit features texts between Cohen and Davidson

The Wednesday lawsuit filed by Daniels includes text messages sent between Cohen and Davidson. In one, Cohen referred to Davidson as his “pal.”

Daniels’s new suit claims Trump was aware that Davidson and Cohen were in communication and coordinating for his benefit, which the lawsuit says was not known to her at the time. It also accuses Davidson of breaching attorney-client privilege and tipping off Cohen that Daniels was about to hire her new attorney, Michael Avenatti, and sue both Cohen and the president.

“Mr. Davidson abdicated his role as an advocate and fiduciary of his client Ms. Clifford and instead elected to be a puppet for Mr. Cohen and Mr. Trump in order to advance their interests at the expense of Ms. Clifford,” the suit says.

Davidson and attorneys for Cohen did not immediately respond to comment from NBC.

Cohen and the White House have previously denied that Daniels and Trump had an affair.

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Source:: Business Insider

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