Stormy Daniels offers to give back the $130,000 she was paid for her silence, so she can speak freely and release any text messages, photos and videos she might have.
She made the offer Monday in a letter to Trump’s private attorney Michael Cohen, who brokered a nondisclosure agreement with her shortly before the presidential election.
The offer says the money would be wired to an account designated by Trump by Friday. In return, Daniels would be allowed to “speak openly and freely about her prior relationship with the president and the attempts to silence her and use and publish and text messages, photos and videos relating to the President that she may have in her possession, all without fear of retribution or legal liability,” the letter says.
“This has never been about the money,” Clifford’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, told NBC News on Monday.
“It has always been about Ms. Clifford being allowed to tell the truth. The American people should be permitted to judge for themselves who is shooting straight with them and who is misleading them. Our offer seeks to allow this to happen.”
In a lawsuit filed last week, the adult actress said she had an “intimate” relationship with Trump in 2006 and 2007 and struck a deal a decade later to keep quiet about it. However, Daniels contends, the pact is void because Trump never signed the agreement.
He is also mulling legal action to stop “60 Minutes” from airing an interview with Clifford taped last week, BuzzFeed reported over the weekend, quoting unnamed sources. Asked whether he had been contacted by Trump’s team over the weekend, Avenatti said, “Not directly.”