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Stormy Daniels files defamation suit against Trump

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford) and her attorney Michael Avenatti
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford) and her attorney Michael Avenatti. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford) has filed suit against President Trump for "irresponsible and defamatory statements,” her attorney Michael Avenatti said Monday.

The details: The complaint alleges that Trump's tweets, that showed a sketch of a man she claimed had threatened her to keep quiet about her alleged affair with the president, mocked Daniels. She's seeking damages in excess of $75,000. The document claims the president knew his tweets would cause Daniels to be "subjected to threats of violence, economic harm, and reputational damage."