Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer: Other Women Want to Bring Cases Against Trump

Michael Avenatti says he’s been contacted by women seeking representation

Last Updated: March 15, 2018 @ 11:32 PM

The attorney representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels says that other women are exploring potential legal action against Donald Trump, and they’ve reached out to him.

“Confirmed,” Michael Avenatti told TheWrap, when asked if other women have contacted him for representation in possible cases against the president.

When asked by TheWrap to provided further details about the potential cases or the women involved, Avenatti said only “not at this time.”

Buzzfeed first reported Avenatti’s comments about women exploring potential action against Trump.

Daniels, who has said she had an affair with Trump about a decade before he was elected president, is suing him in order to nullify what she calls a “Hush Agreement” that prevents her from going public with her story.

Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, gave Daniels $130,000 in late 2016, a payment he maintains came from his personal funds, with no connection to the Trump campaign or the Trump Organization.

In her lawsuit, Daniels — real name Stephanie Clifford — said the agreement “imposed various conditions and obligations not only on Ms. Clifford, but also on Mr. Trump. The agreement also required the signature of all parties in the agreement, including that of Mr. Trump.” However, the suit says that while Daniels and Cohen signed the agreement, Trump didn’t.

“It was widely understood at all times that unless all of the parties signed the documents as required, the Hush Agreement, together with all of its terms and conditions, was null and void,” the suit states. “On information and belief, despite having detailed knowledge of the Hush Agreement and its terms, including the proposed payment of monies to Ms. Clifford … Mr. Trump purposely did not sign the agreement so he could later, if need be, publicly disavow any knowledge of the Hush Agreement and Ms. Clifford.”

On Monday, Avenatti offered Trump a settlement, saying in a letter to Cohen that Daniels will repay the $130,000 in exchange for the nullification of the nondisclosure agreement, which he said would allow Daniels to “speak openly and freely about her prior relationship with the President and the attempts to silence her” and “use and publish any text messages, photos and/or videos relating to the President that she may have in her possession, all without fear of retribution and/or legal liability for damages.”

However, the settlement offer expired March Tuesday.