Porn star Stormy Daniels filed a new lawsuit Wednesday alleging her former attorney “colluded” with President Trump while still representing her, bringing another explosive claim into alleged sex scandal.
The lawsuit, obtained by NBC News and filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, charges that Beverly Hills attorney Keith Davidson recently “hatched a plan” with Trump’s longtime personal fixer Michael Cohen to get Daniels to make Daniels falsely deny she ever had sex with Trump on national TV. In one text message cited in the suit, Cohen referred to Davidson as his “pal.”
Trump was aware of the cooperation between Cohen and Davidson, according to the lawsuit, while Daniels was kept in the dark.
Davidson did not respond to a request for comment from the Daily News.
The suit further charges Davidson broke client-attorney privilege by informing Cohen ahead of time that Daniels was going to switch legal counsel and break a nondisclosure agreement that bars her from speaking publically about allegedly having sex with Trump in 2006.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, accepted $130,000 from Cohen in exchange for signing the nondisclosure contract shortly before the 2016 election. The 39-year-old X-rated actress is concurrently battling the hush agreement in a separate lawsuit, saying it should be nulled because Trump never signed it.
“Mr. Davidson abdicated his role as an advocate and fiduciary of his client Ms. Clifford and instead elected to be a puppet for Mr. Cohen and Mr. Trump in order to advance their interests at the expense of Ms. Clifford,” the lawsuit charges.
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