Hearing date set for Stormy Daniels lawsuit against Trump

The lawsuit filed by adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, which aims to dissolve a nondisclosure agreement preventing her from discussing an alleged affair with President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE, has been given a hearing date, CNN reported on Wednesday.  

The hearing will be held on July 12 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to court documents.


A lawyer for Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — filed the lawsuit against Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen's company last week. Daniels says the agreement is void because Trump never signed it.

The lawsuit says Daniels and Cohen both signed the agreement in the last days of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Cohen acknowledged last month that he paid Daniels $130,000 of his own money as part of the agreement, but both the lawyer and Trump have denied the allegations of an affair.

Last week, Daniels’s lawyer filed a request for a new judge to preside over the lawsuit. Her lawyer argues that it isn’t appropriate for Judge Elizabeth Feffer to preside over a case involving the president while she is seeking a federal appointment.

There is no word yet of whether there will be a different judge for the hearing.