Lawyer for Trump attorney demands Stormy Daniels retract ‘defamatory’ claim she was threatened: report

An attorney for Michael Cohen, who serves as President Trump’s personal lawyer, sent Stormy Daniels a cease and desist letter after an interview with the adult-film actress aired on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” according to Fox News.

Attorney Brent Blakely reportedly ordered Daniels to issue an apology for implying that Cohen was responsible for an alleged threat made against her. 

{mosads}Blakely sent the letter to Daniels and her own lawyer, Michael Avenatti, according to Fox News. 

It also urged Daniels to avoid saying “false and defamatory statements” about Cohen, the network reported.

Daniels in the interview that aired Sunday night described a threat she said was made against her in 2011. She said a man walked up to her in a Las Vegas parking lot and said, “Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.”

Daniels also told “60 Minutes” host Anderson Cooper that the man said her daughter was beautiful and added, “It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.”

Avenatti previously said his client had been threatened with physical harm over the alleged affair with Trump.

Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 ahead of the 2016 presidential election. She said the money was meant to purchase her silence about the alleged affair.

Daniels also said during the interview that she signed a statement denying she’d had an affair with Trump only because “they” made it seem as if she didn’t have a choice.

“You thought that there would be some sort of legal repercussion if you didn’t sign it?” Anderson Cooper asked.

“Correct. As a matter of fact, the exact sentence used was, ‘They can make your life hell in many different ways.’”

“They being?” Cooper said.

“I’m not exactly sure who they were. I believe it to be Michael Cohen,” she responded.

Updated at 12:23 a.m.