Porn Star v. President: Stormy Daniels Sues Donald Trump.

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The Porn Star Wants The Truth Out. The President Does Not.

Porn star Stormy Daniels has sued Donald Trump. She asks a California State Court to declare void the confidentiality agreement designed to hide her affair with Donald Trump. That is all she is seeking. So the President of the United States is being sued by a porn star seeking to allow the American public to know the truth about their President. Let that sink in for a moment.

The lawsuit claims the confidentiality agreement is not valid because Trump never signed it. The lawsuit claims the agreement requires all parties to sign it to be binding. Trump is defined as a party (via alias as explained below) in Section 1.1 of the Agreement. Section 8.6 states the parties understand “.”

You can read the Complaint and the hush money settlement agreement, and it is interesting reading, here.

Here are some highlights.

  • The settlement agreement operates under aliases for all the parties where Stormy Daniels was “Peggy Peterson” or “P.P.” and Donald Trump was “David Dennison” or “D.D.” A side letter to the settlement agreement (that is also attached to the complaint) spells that out. Anyone getting a copy of just the agreement, without that side letter, sees only an agreement regarding two people that nobody knows anything about.
  • In regards to Daniels prior statement in January denying any relationship with Trump, the Complaint asserts that “false statement” was “forced” from Daniels by “intimidation and coercive tactics” from Trump attorney Michael Cohen.
  • In a prior article on legal issues associated with this Presidential hush money, I suggested that if Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen was telling the truth about Trump’s ignorance of the agreement that this violated attorney ethical rules related to keeping one’s client informed. The lawsuit cites those very same ethical rules in stating Trump must have been informed (see paragraphs 30–31 of the Complaint).
  • In the Confidentiality Agreement Trump never denies having the affair. Instead, the existence of the affair seems tacitly accepted.
  • The Confidentiality Agreement requires that Daniels keep secret what is deemed “confidential information.” “Confidential information” is then defined as any information not generally known to the public regarding Trump’s “” etc.
  • Large parts of the Confidentiality Agreement require Stormy Daniels to turn over various property to Trump required to protect the confidentiality of the information. This includes “.” Thus, there is a suggestion that Daniels had some sort of physical or recorded evidence she was required to turn over to Trump as part of the settlement.
  • Another provision states “[Stormy Daniels] agrees to sell and transfer to [Donald Trump] all and each of her rights in and to such Property. [Stormy Daniels] agrees to deliver each and every existing copy of all tangible Property to Donald Trump (and permanently delete any electronic copies that can not be transferred).”
  • The settlement agreement provides a strong hammer for Stormy Daniels to stay silent. It provides for liquidated damages where the parties agree Daniels owes Trump $1 million for each breach. That would add up fast.

All of this suggests an answer to one of the big mysteries surrounding the Stormy Daniels story. Lots of women have accused Trump of sexual improprieties and even sexual assault. Why would he settle and payoff one porn star but not the others? The answer is that the porn star had some sort of evidence, and the settlement agreement required her to turn that evidence over to Trump.

This is how far the President of the United States will go to conceal the truth. Do you wonder how far he would go on something that really matters, like colluding with Russia? Please note that this affair and settlement agreement is yet another thing he has deemed “fake news.”

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Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80

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