Stormy Daniels and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, are not backing down. Ever since the adult film star sued Donald Trump, claiming that their nondisclosure agreement that would have kept Daniels quiet about their alleged 2006 affair was void because the President never signed it, the revelations have been rolling in. In the past few weeks, the affair has been somewhat confirmed by one of Daniels’ friends, there is the possibility of a sex tape, and Daniels has started an online fundraiser to help offset her legal fees and help her return the $130,000 payment she received from Trump’s team just 12 days before the 2016 election in order to stay silent about the affair.
We learned yesterday that Avenatti had teased new lawsuits from different women who had stories similar to Daniels, but today in an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Avenatti revealed that she was physically threatened to remain silent about the affair. We also learned the number of women reaching out to him with claims similar to Daniels as well as other sordid details about her story,
Avenatti went on Morning Joe to repeat once again that Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, just wants a chance to tell her story. He said that she has been physically threatened to stay silent, but provided no further details about when these threats would have taken place or by whom. Avenatti also mentioned that every time Daniels speaks out, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen threatens Daniels with a $1 million dollar fine. Avenatti also took the opportunity to plug Stormy Daniels' 60 Minutes interview that is set to air on March 25, adding that Daniels will tell a lot more of her story in the segment. Trump, on the other hand, is trying desperately to make sure that interview does not air.
“There’s the act and the cover-up and the American people are going to learn about both in the interview and beyond,” Avenatti said on MSNBC.
“We have a substantial amount of evidence and facts supporting the allegations in the complaint,” Avenatti said, referring to the lawsuit he filed on Daniels’ behalf against Trump.
“As of tonight, we've been approached by six separate women with similar stories to my client," Avenatti told CNN in a separate interview. “I want to stress that we have not vetted these stories to a great degree, however the initial consultation, the initial information that we're receiving indicate that there are some striking similarities between their stories and that of my client, Miss Clifford.”