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Stormy Daniels announces new tell-all book: 'Full Disclosure'
Stormy Daniels says she's ready to reveal everything, releasing a book titled "Full Disclosure" next month.
The adult-film star, who claims to have had a 2006 affair with President Trump, made the book announcement during a Wednesday appearance on ABC's "The View."
Daniels is locked in a legal battle with Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen. Daniels is suing the president and Cohen for defamation and to void a $130,000 nondisclosure agreement, which was made just weeks before the 2016 presidential election.
"There's a lot in the book," Daniels exclaimed.
"Everybody who knows me and has known me for a long time knows I've been working on a book for about 10 years," she said.
Asked by co-host Joy Behar if she'll include details about her alleged time with Trump, Daniels replied, "Yes. It's full disclosure. That's why I named it that."
"The president just puckered," quipped Michael Avenatti, Daniels's lawyer, who sat alongside her for her "View" interview.
Pressed by co-host Abby Huntsman on what she'd say to critics who argue her claims against Trump are just being used to drum up publicity to "sell a book," Daniels responded, "It'll probably sell better than my book would've before."
But, she said, "The book was always going to happen, it just now has more information in it."
After the "View" appearance, Avenatti shared a passage he wrote in "Full Disclosure" on Twitter.
"[Daniels'] journey so far has been an amazing one. And we don't know yet where it ends. My hope for this book is that it will let you learn who Stormy Daniels really is," he wrote.
Daniels's memoir, to be released Oct. 2, just weeks ahead of the November midterm elections, is the latest in a string of literary-related headaches for Trump.
The president has slammed former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman as a "dog" and "lowlife" for penning last month's "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," her tell-all about working in his administration.
And "Fear: Trump in the White House," from veteran journalist Bob Woodward - which has spurred a dizzying number of unflattering news stories about the president and how the White House operates - hit stores shelves on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Avenatti told "The View" hosts, "It's going to be a long three weeks before the book comes out for Donald Trump."
Avenatti has emerged as one of Trump's most prominent critics during his media appearances defending Daniels and has said he is considering a 2020 White House bid.
Trump initially denied any knowledge of Cohen's $130,000 nondisclosure payment to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, but later indicated that the New York lawyer had been reimbursed, though he only found out what for at a later date.
Last month, Cohen pleaded guilty to bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations, including related to the payment to Daniels as an excessive campaign contribution. Cohen said he made the payment at the behest of "a candidate for federal office" without specifically naming Trump.
Cohen, who often described himself as Trump's "fixer," also admitted to a second illegal campaign payment of $150,000, the amount paid by the National Enquirer to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, for exclusive rights to her own story of an alleged affair with Trump.
"Today he stood up and testified under oath that Donald Trump directed him to commit a crime by making payments to two women for the principal purpose of influencing an election," Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, said at the time. "If those payments were a crime for Michael Cohen, then why wouldn't they be a crime for Donald Trump?"
(Davis is an opinion contributor for The Hill.)
-Updated at 12:51 p.m.