JUST IN: Melania Trump has received some devastating and humiliating news that has her supporters praying for her.
Daily Mail reported that the lawyer of adult film star Stormy Daniels has confirmed that his client says she had a sexual relationship with Donald Trump in 2006, four months after the birth of his youngest son Barron.
“Yes,” Michael Avenatti said when he was asked directly about this on the “Today” show. Daniels had previously refused to confirm or deny that she had an affair with Trump, citing a nondisclosure agreement that she signed in exchange for $130,000 in hush money just days before the 2016 election.
However, on Tuesday, Daniels filed a lawsuit against the president saying this agreement is null and void because he never actually signed it himself.
“We look forward to sunlight serving as a disinfectant,” Avenatti said.
Daniels claims that Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen has continued to try to silence her about her “intimate” relationship with the future president that ran from 2006 to 2007. Avenatti said that she is prepared to return the payment, which Cohen insists he made out of his own pocket.
“I think she may have to,” he said, “and she is prepared to do that.”
However, Avenatti went on to insist that “in light of the amount of misinformation that’s out there, some of which has been disseminated by Mr. Cohen and others, she believes it’s important that the public learn the truth about what happened.”
Avenatti went on to say that he does not believe that Cohen, and not Trump, paid his client off.
“We think it’s highly questionable as to whether it came from his personal funds … there’s no question the president knew about it at the time,” he said. “The idea that an attorney would go off on his own without his clients knowledge and engage in this type of negotiation and enter into this type of agreement, quite honestly I think is ludicrous.”
Though the lawyer said that Daniels is “absolutely not” trying to sell her story to the highest bidder, he added, “I don’t know whether she’s going to ultimately seek payment or not.”
This is undoubtedly incredibly humiliating for Melania, and she certainly needs our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.