Stormy Daniels libel lawsuit to move to LA

Stormy Daniels libel lawsuit to move to LA
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The legal teams for President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats slide in battle for Senate Trump believes Kushner relationship with Saudi crown prince a liability: report Christine Blasey Ford to be honored by Palo Alto City Council MORE and adult-film star Stormy Daniels on Wednesday reportedly agreed to move her libel suit from New York to Los Angeles.

Trump's lawyers last month asked to transfer the case to L.A., claiming Daniels filed in New York in order to avoid interference with her Los Angeles suit seeking to void a nondisclosure agreement she signed with former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, filed the New York defamation lawsuit against Trump in April. She claims that he publicly undermined her reputation and cast doubt on her allegation that a man threatened her to keep quiet about her alleged affair with the president.


“We concluded that it will allow the defamation case against Mr. Trump to move along more expeditiously if it is venued in Los Angeles," Stormy's firebrand lawyer Michael Avenatti told Politico. "It is all about getting maximum accountability as quickly as possible."

Avenatti last month said he wasn't sure why Trump's lawyers preferred the case take place in L.A. 

"Maybe he likes the weather or his golf course better,” Avenatti said in a statement to Bloomberg News

Cohen, whom Daniels is also suing, is currently under investigation in Manhattan for charges related to the $130,000 payment he made to Daniels.