Adult film actress Stormy Daniels’ attorney filed a renewed motion on Sunday to depose President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, regarding the $130,000 payment Cohen made to Daniels just a few days before the 2016 presidential election.
Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ attorney, announced the new motion on Twitter, noting that it also seeks an “expedited jury trial.”
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 8, 2018
The new filing calls for a deposition of “no greater than two hours” for both Trump and Cohen and requests ten documents related to the reported non-disclosure agreement signed by Daniels. It will also determine whether or not “a settlement agreement, containing a mutual release and terms of non-disclosure, was ever formed between” Trump, Cohen, and Daniels.
Both Avenatti and Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, have claimed that the hush agreement was not valid because Trump did not sign it himself.
President Trump has denied the affair and last week said he had not been aware of any payments Cohen made to the film star.
Daniels gave her first public interview about the alleged 2006 affair last month on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” During the interview, she described being threatened by a man while attending a fitness class with her infant daughter.
“A guy walked up on me and said to me, ‘Leave Trump alone. Forget the story,'” Daniels said. “And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.’ And then he was gone.”
Daniels’ attorney said Monday that he will soon release a composite sketch of the man who threatened his client.