MNA Entertainment Desk: The adult-film actress who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became US president offered on Monday to return $130,000 that Trump’s personal lawyer paid her in what she said was hush money to remain silent about the alleged relationship.
Actress Stephanie Clifford, who uses the stage name Stormy Daniels, has said the affair with Trump began in 2006 and lasted several months. Trump has denied he had an affair with Clifford.
Clifford proposed on Monday that she be allowed to discuss her alleged affair with the president freely after repaying the money.
“This is an extremely fair offer,” her attorney, Michael Avenatti, said in an interview.“It accomplishes the goal of allowing the American people to decide who is telling the truth after hearing both sides.”
The alleged affair has become the latest distraction for Trump as he tries to advance his trade agenda and prepares for a proposed meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. It also threatens to erode the president’s support among evangelical voters.
Michael Cohen, a private lawyer for Trump, has said he paid Clifford $130,000 of his own money during the 2016 presidential election campaign. Cohen did not explain why he made the payment or say whether Trump was aware of it, reported news agency.