Daniels, who received $130,000 in a "hush agreement" from Donald Trump's lawyer to stay quiet about her alleged affair with the now-president, returned to the news cycle this week by announcing her plan to tell all about her relationship with the president.
Mr Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has been trying to block a potentially explosive new TV interview with Stephanie Clifford, 38, who uses the stage name Stormy Daniels. The letter from Avenatti says a condition of Clifford's offer is Trump and his attorney will not take legal action to stop the interview from airing.
Cohen has not responded yet to Daniels' offer.
Blow noted that Trump's alleged relationship with Daniels came right around the time of other notable indiscretions: In September 2005, nine months after marrying Melania, Trump appeared on Access Hollywood, which caught him on a hot mic bragging about sexually assaulting women. The president and Cohen have denied that Trump had an affair with Daniels.
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The NDA, which was released by Avenatti in his lawsuit filed in a California court seeking relief from the agreement, referenced Trump under the pseudonym David Dennison, while Daniels is referred to as Peggy Peterson (PP). If the judge agrees, Daniels will be free to talk about the alleged affair without fear of any financial reprisals from Trump and his lawyer.
The actress claims she had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006, shortly after his wife Melania gave birth to their son Barron-an allegation the president denies.
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And it would require the agreement be signed by all parties, including the president, who did not put his name to the previous nondisclosure deal.
The watchdog group Common Cause filed a federal complaint in January arguing that the payout to Daniels may have violated campaign finance rules. This is a far cry from when he joked that Melania could "be next to leave" the White House earlier this month - poking fun at the record high number of turnovers for the administration.