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Stormy Daniels Launches Fundraising Site to Fight Trump ‘Hush Agreement’

Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels launched a fundraising campaign to help cover the legal fees in fighting the “hush agreement” she signed in 2016 barring her from speaking about her alleged affair with President Trump. Daniels launched the CrowdJustice 30-day campaign on Wednesday morning. “I am attempting to speak honestly and openly to the American people about my relationship with now President Donald Trump, as well as the intimidation and tactics that he, together with his attorney Michael Cohen, have used to silence me,” she wrote in the fundraiser’s description. “But unfortunately, I do not have the vast resources to fight Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen alone.” She claims the money raised would go towards “attorneys’ fees; out-of-pocket costs... arbitration... security expenses; and damages that may be awarded against me if I speak out and ultimately lose to Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen.” This comes after Daniels extended an offer to Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen to return the $130,000 paid to her in order to nullify the “hush agreement,” to which Cohen did not respond to before a Tuesday deadline.