Stormy Daniels sues Trump for defamation

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In what appeared to be an effort to keep Stormy Daniels’ case at the center of the news after a delay in a related case in California, Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, filed a new lawsuit on Daniels’ behalf. The suit charges that Trump attempted to tarnish her reputation and credibility by dismissing her account — and subsequent description — of a man who threatened her in 2011, at a time when she was considering whether to reveal her alleged affair with Trump.