The attorney for Michael Cohen has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Stormy Daniels, claiming that she and her attorney Michael Avenatti made “false and defamatory statements” in the 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday night. During the interview, Daniels told Anderson Cooper that, when Trump won the GOP nomination and media outlets began offering her money for her story, her lawyer said the best deal was from Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, offering her $130K not to tell her story, which she signed, 11 days before the election, because she was “concerned for my family and their safety.”
In the letter, Cohen attorney Brent H. Blakely demanded that Avenatti and Daniels apologize for insinuating that his client was behind the threat she described that allegedly took place in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said in the interview that an unidentified man told her: “Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.” She said he then leaned around and looked at her daughter and said: “That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.”
Blakely also demanded that Avenatti and Daniels “make clear that you have no facts or evidence whatsoever to support your allegations that my client had anything whatsoever to do with this alleged thug.”
Meanwhile, Melania Trump has remained silent about her husband’s alleged affair with Daniels, but the first lady’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham released a statement on Twitter after the 60 Minutes interview aired:
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