The attorney for Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, has sent adult film star Stormy Daniels a cease and desist letter following her interview with "60 Minutes" on Sunday, where she discussed her alleged affair with Trump and said she was threatened if she talked about it, Fox News reported on Monday.
Brent Blakely, Cohen's attorney, demanded that Daniels apologize for insinuating that Cohen was involved with threatening her not to talk about her affair with Trump and that she not make "false and defamatory statements" about Cohen in the future.
Daniels claimed that the threats to her took place in Las Vegas in 2011 when a man approached her while she was in a parking lot with her infant daughter.
CNN reported that Blakely's letter also stated that "Mr. Cohen had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with any such person or incident, and does not even believe that any such person exists, or that such incident ever occurred. You and your client's false statements about Mr. Cohen accuse him of criminal conduct and constitute, among other claims, libel per se and intentional infliction of emotional distress."
Daniel's attorney, Michael Avenatti, responded saying, "Will this guy ever come clean with the American people or is he more interested in trying to role play Ray Donovan (badly)," according to Fox.
In the "60 Minutes" interview, Daniels said she had one encounter of consensual sex with Trump, which he denies.
Daniels received a $130,000 payment shortly before the 2016 presidential election for her silence and has sought to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement.
Cohen said he paid the $130,000 with his own money and that neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Daniels and he was not reimbursed for the payment.
When Daniels, who said she last met with Trump in 2007, was asked why she's talking about it now, she said "Because it was very important to me to be able to defend myself."
She explained she had no need to talk about the affair, "But I'm not OK with being made out to be a liar, or people thinking that I did this for money and people are like, 'Oh, you're an opportunist. You're taking advantage of this.'
"Yes, I'm getting more job offers now, but tell me one person who would turn down a job offer making more than they've been making, doing the same thing that they've always done?"
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