Stormy Daniels gets a cease-and-desist letter

The Hole Deepens: Stormy Daniels Gets a Cease-and-Desist Letter

White House scoffs at rectangular porn star’s “inaccurate” claims

Not only did Stormy Daniels fail to convince the masses that she was coming forward with her Donald Trump allegations for any reason other than personal profit, she and her brash mouthpiece, Michael Avenatti, may now have a bigger problem.

The Hole Deepens: Stormy Daniels Gets a Cease-and-Desist Letter

Daniels’ rather dull appearance Sunday on CBS’ ailing news program, “60 Minutes,” led White House spokesman Raj Shah to remark at the daily White House briefing, “The president doesn’t believe any of the claims Ms. Daniels made in the interview last night were accurate.”

As Reuters reports,

Shah, asked whether Trump believed Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was threatened, said, “No, he does not.”

“There’s nothing to corroborate her claim,” the spokesman said.

Thug

Daniels’ interview also prompted a denial from the president’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, that he was involved in any alleged threat against Daniels, in a “cease-and-desist” letter sent shortly after the interview aired.

The letter, sent to Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, by Cohen’s attorney, Brent Blakely, reads in part:

“Mr. Cohen had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with any such person or incident, and does not even believe that any such person exists, or that such incident ever occurred.”

Daniels had implied that Cohen was behind the threat of harm if she did not “leave Trump alone,” which she said was made by a stranger in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011.

How very B-movie!

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The cease-and-desist letter also demanded “that you immediately retract and apologize to Mr. Cohen through the national media for your defamatory statements on ‘60 Minutes,’ and 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.”

Daniels attorney Avenatti said on NBC on Monday morning that the man who threatened his client while she was with her infant daughter was not Cohen but that “it had to be someone that is related to Mr. Trump or Mr. Cohen.”

6 Replies to “The Hole Deepens: Stormy Daniels Gets a Cease-and-Desist Letter”

  1. Voice For Reason

    Wrong again. It was addressed to both.

    “I hereby demand that you and your client cease and desist from making any further false and defamatory statements about my client.”

    It also demands that “you immediately retract and apologize to Mr. Cohen through the national media for your defamatory statements on ‘60 Minutes”

    Stormy was interviewed on 60 minutes, not Avenatti.

  2. Mike South

    and adding to the story stormy has now amended her suit to include slander, and violation of campaign finance laws….this is getting interesting….I could care who has sex with whom and Ill take trump over hillary every day but I do care if laws were broken

  3. Voice For Reason

    “not what I understood from avenatti but what does he know”

    LOL So your mistake is Avenatti’s fault! South, you still can’t admit when you’ve been talking out your arse. You’re saying what? That Avenatti told you the letter was only directed at him, but he got it wrong? LMAO

    Funny, no member of the legitimate press made this mistake:

    “‘I hereby demand that you and your client cease and desist from making any further false and defamatory statements about my client,’ Blakely said in the letter, which was shared with USA TODAY and other media.”
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/03/26/stormy-daniels-gets-cease-and-desist-letter-after-60-minutes/457763002/

    “He’s accusing the pair of libel and demanding they ‘cease and desist from making false and defamatory statements’ and apologize to Cohen publicly.” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/stormy-daniels-receives-cease-desist-letter-60-minutes-interview-1097357

    “An attorney for Michael Cohen, who serves as President Trump’s personal lawyer, sent Stormy Daniels a cease and desist letter after an interview with the adult-film actress aired on CBS’s ’60 Minutes.'” http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/380241-lawyer-for-trump-attorney-demands-stormy-daniels-retract-defamatory-claim-she-was

    “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’.” http://deadline.com/2018/03/stormy-daniels-donald-trump-cease-desist-letter-melania-trump-spokesperson-1202353610/

    Moving on…

    “stormy has now amended her suit to include slander, and violation of campaign finance laws”

    Well, not quite. No claim has been added for violation of campaign finance laws. She and Avenatti do allege that Trump and Cohen sought to violate campaign finance laws, but it is not a cause of action in her complaint, which is an action between private parties. Instead, the complaint seeks to nullify the “Hush Agreement” on the basis that its is contrary to public policy because its aim was to violate or circumvent campaign finance laws.

    But yes, her lawsuit has been amended to include a defamation claim — but it’s defamation, not slander. You of all people should know the difference, South. lol The statement in question by Cohen was written (thus libel, not slander) and disseminated to the media.

    It’s also a rather flimsy claim:

    On or about February 13, 2018, Mr. Cohen issued a public statement…In it, he states in part: “Just because something isn’t true doesn’t mean that it can’t cause you harm or damage. I will always protect Mr. Trump.” Mr. Cohen’s statement was made in writing and released by Mr. Cohen to the media with the intent that it be widely disseminated and repeated throughout California and across the country (and the world) on television, on the radio, in newspapers, and on the Internet. It was reasonably understood by those who read or heard the statement that Mr. Cohen’s defamatory statement was about Ms. Clifford. Both on its face, and because of the facts and circumstances known to persons who read or heard the statement, it was reasonably understood Mr. Cohen meant to convey that Ms. Clifford is a liar, someone who should not be trusted, and that her claims about her relationship with Mr. Trump is “something [that] isn’t true.”

    Read the Amended Complaint in its entirety here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/stormy-daniels-amends-complaint-to-include-trump-attorney-defamation-claim/

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