Stormy Daniels" lawyer Michael Avenatti called the $20 million lawsuit from President Donald Trump an attempt to "intimidate' Stormy and his filing to move the lawsuit to federal court an attempt to get the lawsuit settled behind closed doors.
Ms. Clifford's initial deal has struck legal experts for its onerous terms, including its provision that she would be responsible for "liquidated damages" of $1 million for each breach of the agreement.
Asked about Mr. Avenatti's allegation relating to threats on Friday, the president's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said she had "no knowledge" about it, but "obviously we take the safety and security of any person seriously".
A porn actress who said she had sex with Donald Trump before he became president has been threatened with physical harm, her attorney says.
They claim she's on the hook for at least $20 million for violating a secrecy agreement signed just before the election.
The Friday court filing seeks to move Daniels' case from a state-level court to federal court in Los Angeles.
Attorney Michael Avenatti would not provide details about the threat against Stephanie Clifford, who uses Stormy Daniels as her professional name.
When Mr. Cohen brought a temporary restraining order seeking to silence Ms. Clifford in late February, he did so on behalf of a shell company he used to pay her through, not on behalf of Mr. Trump.
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Commuter Stephen Nash told jurors he experienced a "blinding flash" before he was thrown to the ground and "engulfed in flames". Alison Morgan, prosecuting, said: "You had a deep seated anger I suggest at this country because of what happened in Iraq".
Cohen has denied there was ever an affair and said he paid the $130,000 out of his pocket.
Mr Cohen ignored the offer.
"The filing today is yet another bullying tactic from the president and Mr. Cohen", Avenatti said on Twitter.
In the lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles, Mr Avenatti claims Mr Trump never signed the non-disclosure agreement that his lawyer made with Ms Clifford, claiming that would make it null and void, and making public the agreement and related documents.
Avenatti told Reuters yesterday that six women had been in touch with his law firm to describe relationships with Trump.
"We're still in the process of vetting these allegations", he said.
Earlier, Avenatti told MSNBC and CNN that at least two of the women had signed non-disclosure agreements.