LOS ANGELES — The lawsuit filed by adult superstar Stormy Daniels has been given a hearing date — July 12 — at Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Daniels’ suit seeks to dissolve a nondisclosure agreement preventing her from discussing an alleged affair with President Trump.
Daniel’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, filed the lawsuit against Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen's company last week. Daniels, in the suit, said the agreement is null and void because Trump never signed it.
The suit claimed Daniels and Cohen both signed off on the agreement in the last days of the 2016 presidential campaign. Cohen acknowledged he paid Daniels $130,000 of his own money as part of the agreement, but both the he and Trump have denied the allegations of an affair.
Her suit claimed Cohen attempted to intimidate her into keeping quiet about the alleged affair.
“To be clear, the attempts to intimidate [Daniels] into silence and 'shut her up' in order to 'protect Mr. Trump' continue unabated,” the suit said. “On or about Feb. 27, 2018, Mr. Trump's attorney Mr. Cohen surreptitiously initiated a bogus arbitration proceeding against [Daniels] in Los Angeles.”
Daniels’ lawyer also filed a request for a new judge to preside over the lawsuit at Superior Court.
Avenatti argued that it isn’t appropriate for Judge Elizabeth Feffer to preside over a case involving the president while she is seeking a federal appointment.