Stormy Daniels files motion to omit defamation claim against Michael Cohen

Stormy Daniels files motion to omit defamation claim against Michael Cohen
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Adult film actress Stormy Daniels filed a motion released Tuesday to omit a defamation claim against President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen.

Daniels claimed Cohen defamed her by suggesting that she is lying about her alleged 2006 affair with Trump.


The motion says Daniels omitted the claim against Cohen to expedite her overall case.

“Plaintiff filed her motion for leave to amend on November 5 for purposes of efficiency and judicial economy so that the matter may be heard on December 3, 2018,” the motion reads.

Daniels is separately suing Trump and Michael Cohen regarding a 2016 nondisclosure agreement regarding her claims she had an affair with Trump.

Cohen pleaded guilty in August to charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations, including charges surrounding a hush money payment to he made to Daniels during Trump’s campaign to prevent her from speaking publicly about an alleged affair she had with Trump. Cohen says he made the payment at Trump’s behest. 

Prosecutors said that nondisclosure payments Cohen arranged for the two women, Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels, broke the legal limit on individual donations to a political campaign and violated the law banning corporations from giving directly to a candidate.

An additional defamation suit Daniels was bringing against Trump was dismissed by a federal judge in October who said “This is the definition of projected rhetorical hyperbole.”