Hearing set in Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Trump

 edition.cnn.com  3/14/2018 4:50:10 PM 

The hearing has been set for July 12 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, filed suit last week against the President. The lawsuit said Trump never signed a hush agreement to keep Daniels quiet late in the 2016 campaign about an alleged sexual encounter between the two before Trump was president.
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The lawsuit said Cohen had signed it on Trump's behalf and therefore the agreement was void. Both Cohen and the White House have denied the allegations of an affair between Daniels and Trump.

The lawsuit also accuses Cohen of continuing the efforts to "intimidate Ms. Clifford into silence and 'shut her up'" by initiating a "bogus" arbitration proceeding last month without notifying Daniels or allowing due process.

Last month, Cohen admitted to paying $130,000 of his own money to Daniels ahead of the 2016 election, but said the Trump Organization and the campaign had no involvement. He formed a private LLC, Essential Consultants LCC, to make the payment, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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