Stormy Daniels ‘Vigorously Opposes’ Offer to Drop Hush-Money Agreement

In court documents filed Monday, adult-film star Stormy Daniels said she “vigorously opposes” President Trump and Michael Cohen’s offer to not enforce the hush-money agreement that barred her from speaking out about her alleged affair with Trump. Daniels, through her attorney Michael Avenatti, claims that Trump and Cohen’s “sudden desire to escape” the agreement is a signal that they have been “shamelessly deceiving this Court and the American public for more than six months.” The documents also claim that Trump and Cohen have “waged a forceful public-relations campaign to discredit and bully” Daniels, and Avenatti argues that the court shouldn’t allow them to “exit the case without facing any true consequences or a meaningful inquiry into the truth.” “The public interest in continuing with this case is self-evident,” the document reads. “Terminating the case now after all of the lies, deceit, and chicanery set forth above would be premature and would erode public confidence in the courts.” This comes after Cohen’s shell company, Essential Consultants, moved to invalidate the $130,000 hush agreement over the weekend and the president claimed that the deal was “never formed.”