The attorney for Stormy Daniels, an adult film actor and producer who says she had a consensual sexual encounter with a then-married Donald Trump in 2006, has filed a motion in federal court seeking to depose the president.
The motion, filed late Tuesday in a Los Angeles court, seeks a two-hour deposition of Trump and a two-hour deposition of Michael D. Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney.
Cohen has said that he paid Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, $130,000 in October 2016. Daniels said the payment was made so she wouldn’t talk about her encounter with Trump; Cohen said the payment was not made on Trump’s order.
Earlier this month, Daniels sued to vacate the non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 election.
Michael Avenatti, who represents Daniels, also filed a motion seeking a jury trial in no more than 90 days.