If somebody brings down Trump that would be Stormy Daniels. After revealing intimate details about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump on CBS's 60 Minutes on Sunday, adult film star Stormy Daniels is now suing the U.S. leader and his personal lawyer for defamation.
The lawsuit against Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen, was reportedly amended on Monday in the U.S. District Court in California to demand a jury trial to settle the defamation claim against Cohen. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has accused Cohen of defaming her when he released a statement in February suggesting the adult film actress had been lying about the $130,000 payment he made to silence her just before the 2016 presidential election.
"Just because something isn't true, doesn't meant that it can't cause you harm or damage," Cohen had said at the time.
Daniels's lawsuit, which has been published online by NPR, argues that the statement was clearly about her and that "it was reasonably understood Mr. Cohen meant to convey that [she] is a liar, someone who should not be trusted, that her claims about her relationship with Mr. Trump is something [that] isn't true'."
As a result, Daniels's lawsuit claims she suffered "hatred, contempt, ridicule, and shame" and that Cohen's statement "discouraged others from associating or dealing with her."
The adult film star said she "has suffered damages in an amount to be proven at trial according to proof, including but not limited to, harm to her reputation, emotional harm, exposure to contempt, ridicule and shame, and physical threats of violence to her person and life."