Michael Cohen's attorney on Thursday made a bet with NBC's Megyn Kelly that his client would get millions of dollars from adult-film star Stormy Daniels.
During an interview on NBC's "Today," Kelly told Cohen's lawyer, David Schwartz, that he wasn't going to get "millions and millions of dollars from Stormy Daniels."
"Michael Cohen will not rest. There is a damages clause in that contract — a contract is a contract is a contract," Schwartz said.
"And if you breach a contract, you get back the money that was owed," Kelly shot back. "It's going to be $130,000."
The two then shook hands to make a bet on the amount of money Cohen would get from Daniels, who claims she had an affair with President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger welcomes baby boy Tennessee lawmaker presents self-defense bill in 'honor' of Kyle Rittenhouse Five things to know about the New York AG's pursuit of Trump MORE more than a decade ago.
"A court will not enforce a penalty. If your damages clause is basically just a penalty to punish her if she violates it, it's null and void," said Kelly, herself a former attorney.
The bet comes as Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is locked in a legal battle with Trump, seeking to void a nondisclosure agreement that she and Cohen signed more than a decade ago. She says the deal is not valid because Trump never signed it himself despite there being a line for him to do so.
Documents filed earlier this month from Trump's legal team say Daniels could face up to $20 million in damages for violating the nondisclosure agreement. Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, claims in the documents that Daniels violated the agreement 20 times.
Daniels earlier this week accused Cohen of defamation, amending her lawsuit against Trump to make the claim.
The lawsuit now alleges that Cohen defamed Daniels by suggesting that she is lying about her alleged 2006 affair with Trump. The suit specifically points to a statement Cohen made last month: "Just because something isn't true doesn't mean that it can't cause you harm or damage."
On Sunday night, "60 Minutes" aired its highly anticipated interview with Daniels, in which she gave details about the affair she claims she had with Trump more than a decade ago.
The White House on Monday hit back at Daniels' claims.
"The president strongly, clearly and has consistently denied these underlying claims," deputy press secretary Raj Shah said. "The only person who has been inconsistent is the one making the claims.”