Daniels is seeking a jury trial and unspecified damages.
Adult film actor Stormy Daniels, who publicly claimed a 2006 sexual encounter with United States President Donald Trump, has filed a defamation suit against him, escalating the ongoing legal battle. "A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!", the US President had tweeted last month. His tweet refers to the police sketch Daniels unveiled on The View earlier that day, that depicted the man she said threatened her seven years ago to stay quiet about her alleged affair with Trump.
Clifford argues that Mr. Trump's statement paints her as a liar and that it has exposed her "to hatred, contempt, ridicule, and shame, and discouraged other from associating or dealing with her".
In submitted to the court statement said the Twitter account was "false and defamatory".
Daniels had earlier claimed that she was threatened by a man at a vehicle parking spot in Las Vegas to drop her allegations of an affair with the US President. But the Daniels' camp says the contract is null and void because Trump never signed it so she should be allowed to speak. "Forget the story, '" Daniels told Anderson Cooper in an interview.
"And a guy walked up on me and said to me, 'Leave Trump alone". "Then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, 'That's a lovely little girl - it'd be a shame if something happened to her mom.' And then he was gone".
Her lawyers claim that the USA president used his substantial following on Twitter (51.4 million) to "denigrate and attack" Ms Daniels.
Cohen has admitted paying United States dollars 130,000 to Clifford - a payment the porn star says was made to keep her quiet just days before the November 2016 presidential vote. According to CNN, she's also suing Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, over the $130,000 she was paid to not speak about the alleged affair, in conjunction with a hush agreement she was presented with. The president strongly denies the allegation. The suit claims Trump "purposely did not sign the agreement so he could later, if need be, publicly disavow any knowledge of the Hush Agreement and Ms. Clifford".