Pornstar Stormy Daniels has offered to pay Donald Trump the $130,000 in “hush money” she claims his lawyer gave her, in order to speak freely about her alleged affair with the president.
In a letter, her attorney, Michael Avenatti, says Daniels “will pay $130,000 to President Trump by wire transfer, to an account designated by the president” by this Friday. Trump has never admitted knowledge of the payment to Daniels, which was made by his longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“They should accept this proposal. It’s more than fair,” said Avenatti in an interview with NPR. “She’ll return the money and she’ll be free to speak, and in turn the president can provide his version of events and we can allow the American people to decide who’s telling the truth and who’s not.”
The letter also seeks an agreement that neither Mr. Trump nor the shell company that Mr. Cohen used to pay Ms. Clifford, which he represents as a party to their October 2016 deal, would move to block the broadcast of an interview that Ms. Clifford taped with “60 Minutes” last week.
Meanwhile, Trump through his lawyer and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has repeatedly denied that there was an affair between the President and Daniels.