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Stormy Daniels sues Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for defamation

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Stormy Daniels has filed a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen for suggesting she lied about an affair with Trump more than a decade ago. The suit, filed by Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti in California on Monday, also demands a jury trial.

Timing: This comes a day after Daniels' 60 Minutes interview, where she detailed her alleged affair and the $130,000 payment she received from Cohen to keep quiet. The White House had repeatedly denied the accusations.