48Tweet Justice? Stormy Daniels Sues Trump for Defamation Over 'Con Job' Crack

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A porn star who alleges she had an affair with Donald Trump is suing the U.S. president for defamation after he attacked her claims in a tweet.

It centers on an tweet from April 18 in which Trump addressed her claim she was threatened to stay quiet about her affair with Trump. The president called it "a total con job".

In what appeared to be an effort to keep her 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 on Monday.

Daniels is now locked in a legal fight with Trump over her attorneys claim that a non-disclosure agreement she signed shortly before the election was invalid since the president did not personally sign it.

Trump retweeted a photo of the sketch alongside a picture of Daniels' former boyfriend and wrote, "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man".

TMZ reports that Stormy Daniels has filed a second lawsuit against United States President Doanld Trump.

Daniels' latest lawsuit contends the statement on Twitter "falsely attacks the veracity of Ms. Clifford's account of the threatening incident that took place in 2011".

In the latest lawsuit, Daniels is claiming that Trump "used his national and worldwide audience of millions of people to make a false factual statement to denigrate and attack" her.

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Daniels is already suing Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen in a separate case in Los Angeles.

Avenatti claims that the suit sends a message to Trump.

Daniels is asking for a jury trial and unspecified damages because of the alleged defamation. "Trump thinks that he can kind of say anything about anybody to anybody".

That suit was put on hold Friday for 90 days pending a federal criminal investigation into Cohen's business dealings over concerns that the lawyer's Fifth Amendment rights could be implicated. A White House spokesman reiterated the denial last month.

She claims in the lawsuit that her damages are more than $75,000.

Cohen has admitted paying Daniels $130,000 of his own money as part of the non-disclosure pact.

Cohen asked for a delay after Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided his home and office several weeks ago. Zervos has accused Trump of unwanted sexual contact in 2007 and sued him after he dismissed the claims as made up.

The Trump campaign has dished out almost $228,000 to cover legal fees for the President's embattled personal attorney Michael Cohen, thereby potentially violating political finance laws, according to federal records.