Porn star offers to return money to end silence on Trump

Porn star offers to return money to end silence on Trump

An adult film actress who said she had sex with President Donald Trump offered today to return the $US130,000 ($NZ177,000) she was paid for agreeing not to discuss the alleged relationship.

It gives Trump until noon ET on Tuesday 13 March to accept the offer.

Daniels accepted a $130,000 payment shortly before Election Day 2016 in exchange for her promise to remain silent about the alleged affair, which Trump denies.

By now, that agreement is well known: Porn actress Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels, received $130,000 to stay mum about the alleged sexual relationship. She claims she had a consensual sexual relationship with Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE, starting in 2006 at a celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe four months after the birth of his son, Barron, and lasting into 2007.

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On Monday, Avenatti sent a letter on Clifford's behalf to Cohen's law firm in NY, offering to return the $130,000 on March 16 "to resolve all pending disputes, including the lawsuit and arbitration", according to the letter shared by multiple news outlets.

He claimed, the reality TV star allegedly offered Daniels the keys to a NY condo in 2006, but the adult film star denied.

Using pseudonyms Peggy Peterson and David Dennison, Ms Clifford and Mr Trump were to sign the agreement along with Essential Consultants, the lawsuit claims. Last week, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee said "arbitration was won in the President's favor", language that suggested Trump was involved.

Mr Cohen did not immediately respond on Monday to requests for comment.

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The watchdog group Common Cause filed a federal complaint in January arguing that the payout to Daniels may have violated campaign finance rules.

Cohen also clarified that neither Trump Organisation nor Donald Trump reimbursed him for the payment.

If the NDA is deemed void, she'll also be allowed to publish, without fear of legal action, any text messages, photos or videos she has relating Mr. Trump.

Trump's failure to sign renders the agreement null and void, Clifford says.

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Clifford could be subjected to a $1 million penalty if she broke the nondisclosure agreement she signed.

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