Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says that ten different individuals have offered to pay her fine if she violates her nondisclosure agreement to stay quiet about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump.
CNN host Michael Smerconish asked Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti about the “disgorgement clause” in the agreement in an interview Saturday.
“What this essentially says that if she violates it, she owes $1 million for every episode that she goes out and speaks in violation of the confidentiality. It occurs to me that Michael Cohen may have made a wise business decision,” Smerconish said. “Everybody is laughing about him giving her $130,00, if it came from him, but he will get a ten-fold return on that money if in fact she speaks and violates this agreement. That is not a bad return.”
“Michael, you know based on your experience that term — even if everyone agreed to it — is unconscionable, meaning so beyond the pale that there is not a court that would enforce that at that level with $130,000 at the front end and a million liquidated damage clause per instance, no court in California is going to ever enforce that,” Avenatti replied.
“OK, if that is the case, then why doesn’t she come on a program like mine right now and tell whatever the story is that she is dying to tell?” Smerconish asked.
“Well, I mean I think we may see that. I think we may see her provide a very detailed explanation of what happened, she is going to discuss what happened,” Avenatti said. “Let Mr. Trump come forward and provide his version of events and let the American people decide who is shooting straight with them and who is covering things up.”
“Has anyone offered, has anyone, including Larry Flint, but I want to ask this in universal sense, has anyone offered to pony up the million dollars to protect her and say ‘here, I’m good for it, go tell your story’?” Smerconish asked.
“At least ten individuals in the last three days alone,” Avenatti replied.
“Is she contemplating taking any of those ten offers?” Smerconish pressed.
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