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Michael Avenatti Says He’ll Represent Three More Women Allegedly Paid Off by Trump

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump, announced late Thursday that he is now representing three other women who claim they were paid off by the president to stay quiet about alleged affairs. Hours after tweeting that Trump “conspired” with his longtime fixer Michael Cohen to “pay off multiple other women prior to Election Day in 2016,” Avenatti said he’d be representing the unnamed women during a panel discussion in West Hollywood with Mayor John Duran and former federal prosecutor Steve Madison, among others, ABC News reports. He said the three women allege that they were paid by AMI Entertainment, Trump, and Cohen, though he declined to give further details on their accusations against the president. Earlier in the day, he said on Twitter that the payments appeared to have been motivated by “concern about a pregnancy.”