White House: Arbitration won against porn actress

But Clifford, in her lawsuit, contends that he did this without her consent, evidence that Cohen's position is that "no binding agreement is in place".

Donald Trump never signed the nondisclosure agreement lawyers had presented in 2016 to a pornographic-film actress, rendering it null and void, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by a lawyer for the actress.

The suit alleges Trump and Cohen "aggressively sought to silence Ms. Clifford as part of an effort to avoid her telling the truth, thus helping to ensure he won the Presidential Election". In a letter attached to the document, "Peterson" is identified as a pseudonym for Clifford, while the true identity of "Dennison" is redacted.

The agreement included as an exhibit in Tuesday's filing is signed by Clifford and dated October 28, 2016.

Cohen "surreptitiously initiated a bogus arbitration proceeding against Ms. Clifford in Los Angeles".

Cohen has said that he paid Clifford out of his own pocket and that he was never reimbursed by the Trump campaign or the Trump Organization.

The suit says Clifford and her attorney are looking for a ruling on whether or not the so-called "hush agreement" is valid and that they want legal fees covered.

According to court documents seen by news.com.au, the relationship continued "well into the year 2007" and included at least one "meeting" with Mr Trump in a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said only that "We've addressed our feelings on that situation, and I don't have anything else to add".

Trump has not publicly addressed the alleged illicit dalliance
Trump has not publicly addressed the alleged illicit dalliance

But as Lemon pointed out, voters didn't have the opportunity to learn about Trump's affair with Daniels - an affair that began a year after he married Melania, and the same year as his youngest son Barron was born - because of the $130,000 settlement.

AMI purchased rights to the McDougal story on November 4, 2016 - four days before Trump pulled off his shocking upset of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Both Daniels and Trump denied any affair in statements to the Journal in January.

"Mr. Trump did not sign".

Carney affirmed it was likely that Clifford would be required to return the $130,000 "hush agreement" money, and also doubted her willingness to do so.

She said: "Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story".

Details of a special code-name used by the US President and his alleged porn star lover Storm Daniels have emerged in court papers. "I do know the answer, and I'm not at liberty to disclose that this morning". Cohen has acknowledged the payment, but has repeatedly declined to tell NBC News what the payment was for.

And she says he continues to try to intimidate her into silence to protect Trump.

  • Eleanor Harrison