The former NY mayor faced a stern rebuke on Thursday from a spokeswoman of First Lady Melania Trump on the topic of the president's alleged affair with Stephanie Clifford, who is better known as porn star Stormy Daniels.
Keith Davidson represented Clifford in 2016 when Cohen paid her $130,000 to keep quiet about a sexual encounter she says she had with Trump in 2006. Response: "I don't believe Mrs. Trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with Mr. Giuliani".
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in NY on April 16, 2018.
Melania Trump has not commented on the alleged affair between her husband and Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford.
"This outrageously frivolous lawsuit is yet another desperate attempt by Michael Avenatti to continue his 'publicity tour, ' as well as divert attention from the recent allegations against him relating to bankruptcy proceedings and the failure to withhold millions of federal employee taxes", Wedge said. If you're going to sell your body for money, you just don't have a reputation.
Cohen's attorney, Brent Blakely, said Thursday night that he was reviewing the court filing and could not immediately comment.
Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti replied by calling Giuliani a "misogynist" on Twitter. Now caught in the leg hold trap of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump, his White House bid and possible cover-ups in the first year of his Presidency, Cohen was the one who made sure Clifford got the cash.
"That's demeaning to women, the way I was brought up and the way I always believed the feminist movement has", Giuliani said.
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Specifically, the suit alleges that the two lawyers "hatched a plan" to have Daniels appear on Sean Hannity's program on Fox News in order to falsely deny her alleged affair with Trump.