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Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels Split

Daniels' lawyer became a big name after taking her case

(Newser) - Michael Avenatti, who became famous as the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, said Tuesday that he no longer represents the porn actress who alleged she had an affair with President Donald Trump. In the last year, the duo rose to become household names in their fight against Trump, dominating cable news... More »

Judge Crushes Stormy's Suit on Trump NDA

Adult film star had sought to nullify $130K NDA that kept her from talking about alleged Trump affair

(Newser) - The same judge who dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuits against President Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen has just quashed yet another one of her complaints. Per CNN , US District Judge James Otero ruled that this suit, which the adult film star brought to nullify the $130,000 non-disclosure... More »

New Yorker: Fox Killed 2016 Stormy Daniels Scoop

Jane Mayer reports on the ties between network and Trump

(Newser) - Jane Mayer of the New Yorker is out with a lengthy story about the relationship between Fox News and President Trump that revolves around a question stated in the headline: "Fox News has always been partisan. But has it become propaganda?" Here are three nuggets generating early attention:
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Explosive Michael Cohen Testimony Released

He calls Trump 'racist,' 'conman'

(Newser) - President Trump is in Vietnam—and he is not going to have a good morning after he sees the explosive testimony Michael Cohen is going to deliver to the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday. Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer for more than a decade, describes his former boss as a... More »

Stormy Daniels Ordered to Pay Trump $293K

It's less than half what president's attorney had requested

(Newser) - Porn star Stormy Daniels must pay President Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys' fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against him was dismissed, a federal judge in Los Angeles ordered Tuesday. Trump's attorney, Charles Harder, had requested nearly $390,000 in fees,... More »

Trump Lawyers Ask Court to Hit Stormy Daniels With Fines

They say she should pay $780K for failed defamation suit

(Newser) - Lawyers for President Trump asked a court Monday for nearly $800,000 in lawyers' fees and penalties from porn actress Stormy Daniels for a failed defamation lawsuit against him. Attorney Charles Harder defended ringing up a nearly $390,000 legal bill for the president and asked for an equal amount... More »

Things Just Got Ugly Between Stormy Daniels, Avenatti

Trump accuser makes some serious allegations against her own attorney

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels is again making serious public allegations, but this time they're against her own attorney. In a statement to the Daily Beast , Daniels goes after Michael Avenatti on two main fronts. The biggest beef is about money, specifically the cash raised for Daniels on a crowdfunding site . She... More »

DA Won't Prosecute Avenatti on Felony Charge

'This whole thing is bogus,' lawyer says

(Newser) - The Los Angeles district attorney declined to prosecute attorney Michael Avenatti on felony domestic abuse charges on Wednesday and referred allegations that he roughed up his girlfriend to the city attorney for a possible misdemeanor case. Avenatti, 47, was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence last week after his... More »

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Calls Charge Against Him 'Bogus'

Michael Avenatti arrested on charge of felony domestic violence

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels' lawyer was arrested Wednesday on what he claimed was a "completely bogus" charge of felony domestic violence. Michael Avenatti, a frequent and outspoken critic of President Trump, was released on $50,000 bail, the BBC reports. Los Angeles Police Department Tony Im says the victim in the... More »

New Report on Hush Payments Could Be Bad News for Trump

'WSJ' says he was directly involved at 'nearly every step' in arranging payments to women

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal is out with an investigative report on President Trump asserting that he played a direct role in arranging hush-money payments to women alleging affairs with him, despite two years of denials. Trump "was involved in or briefed on nearly every step of the agreements,"... More »

Trump, Stormy Daniels Have New Nicknames for Each Other

'Horseface' and 'Tiny'

(Newser) - The president and Stormy Daniels traded insults on Twitter Tuesday and revealed new nicknames for each other in the process. It's "Horseface" vs. "Tiny." The fireworks started after a judge dismissed a defamation suit brought by Daniels against Trump. "Great, now I can go after... More »

A Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Against Trump Dismissed

Judge chucks out defamation lawsuit, but another continues

(Newser) - A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Trump on Monday, saying the president made a "hyperbolic statement" against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress' lawyer released, the AP reports. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sued Trump in... More »

Stormy Daniels Regrets 'Body-Shaming' Trump

She feels bad about graphic description in memoir

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels thinks she might have gone a little too far in new memoir Full Disclosure when she including a graphic description of President Trump's private parts . The porn actress, who likened Trump's genitals to "the mushroom character in Mario Kart " during a two-page description of... More »

2 Women Nabbed With Stormy Daniels Sue Cops

They claim officers wanted to retaliate against Daniels for her allegations

(Newser) - Two women who were arrested at an Ohio strip club along with porn actress Stormy Daniels sued four police officers Tuesday claiming they sought to retaliate against Daniels for her sex allegations concerning Donald Trump before he became president, the AP reports. The women also said the officers arrested them... More »

Report: Eric Trump Was Told to Try to Silence Stormy Daniels

'Wall Street Journal': Trump wanted son involved in getting restraining order against her

(Newser) - In mid-February, Stormy Daniels' manager announced her client believed that despite her non-disclosure agreement she was now free to tell her story about her alleged affair with Donald Trump—and she did so at the end of March in a 60 Minutes interview . The Wall Street Journal is now out... More »

Stormy Daniels Discusses Trump's Genitals in New Book

You may never think about Mario Kart the same way after reading an excerpt

(Newser) - The Guardian appears to be the first media outlet to have gotten its hands on Stormy Daniels' new memoir, Full Disclosure, and it reports she gets explicit in what she discloses. The Guardian reprints her fairly NSFW description of the president's genitals, which she likens to a character from... More »

Lawyer Has News About Stormy Daniels' Deal

Charles Harder claims it's no longer valid

(Newser) - President Donald Trump does not believe porn actress Stormy Daniels' hush-money deal, which his former personal lawyer said was done to influence the 2016 presidential election, is valid and will not carry out threats to sue her for breaking the agreement by discussing details of their alleged affair, Trump's... More »

Stormy Daniels: 'Normal Life' Probably Over for Me

Adult film star says public role has taken a big toll personally

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels gave a rare interview about her new life in the limelight, and it doesn't sound pleasant. "I may never have a normal life again," the adult film actress told a Dutch TV station, per the Washington Post . Daniels, who is pursuing two lawsuits against... More »

Cohen Wasn't the Only One Handling Hush Money

Trump execs could be in hot water

(Newser) - President Trump is highly unlikely to be indicted under current Justice Department policy—but he's not the only one facing potential repercussions from Michael Cohen's guilty plea to charges violating campaign finance laws. Court documents show that when Cohen was reimbursed by the Trump Organization for hush money... More »

Cohen's Lawyer Rips Into Trump, Repeatedly

Lanny Davis makes the morning talk show rounds

(Newser) - The days of Michael Cohen being willing to "take a bullet for" the president are seemingly long gone. He testified on Tuesday that he made hush-money payments to two women "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office." In the wake of his... More »

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