President TrumpDonald TrumpSenate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists' Senate confirms Biden's nominee to lead Customs and Border Protection MORE’s personal lawyer has reportedly attempted to silence adult film star Stormy Daniels, who filed a lawsuit this week against Trump in an effort to void a nondisclosure agreement between the pair.
Trump lawyer Michael Cohen obtained a temporary restraining order against Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, from a private arbitrator on Feb. 27, NBC News reported Wednesday, citing a copy of the document it obtained.
Cohen reportedly emailed the order the following day through his own attorney to Clifford's former attorney, saying that the document “is to remain confidential.” Clifford's current attorney, Michael Avenatti, told NBC News that the actress does not “take kindly” to being threatened.
“Earlier today, Mr. Cohen through his attorney, Mr. Rosen, further threatened my client in an effort to prevent her from telling the truth about what really happened," Avenatti said Wednesday. "We do not take kindly to these threats, nor we will be intimidated."
Clifford filed a civil suit against Trump on Tuesday claiming that the nondisclosure agreement between them is invalid because Trump never signed the document.
The document in question, signed by Clifford and Cohen before the 2016 election, barred her from discussing a sexual encounter she claims she had with Trump in 2006, a year after he married first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpBidens to attend Kennedy Center Honors following Trumps' absence The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden's message on the 'omicron' variant Jill Biden unveils traditional White House holiday décor MORE.
Cohen admitted publicly to paying Clifford $130,000 as part of the agreement.