Film actor Stormy Daniels on Wednesday concluded that her lawyer Michael Avenatti sued President Trump for defamation without her consent and launched a second fundraising campaign to raise money "without my permission or even my knowledge … and gave me the words, never wrote or said. "
Daniels said that "Avenatti is in many ways a great advocate" but added: "In other ways, Michael did not take into account the respect and respect the lawyer should show to the client."
"For months, I asked Michael Avenatti to provide me with financial information about the fund that my supporters so generously donated for their security and legal protection," Daniels said. "He repeatedly ignored these requests, and several days ago I repeatedly asked him to tell me how much money was spent and how many of them remained.
"Instead of answering … Michael launched another campaign to raise money for my account, I learned about it on Twitter," added Daniels, who also said she had not yet decided whether Avenatti would continue to represent her.
Avenatti has responded to Fox News's statement: "I have always been the biggest Storm champion, personally, I have sacrificed a huge amount of money, time and energy to help her because I believed in her, Stormy with all aspects of her cases, and she just knows how to read her numerous preliminary interviews where she says we talk and communicate everyday about her cases.
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"The Storm Detention Agreement was signed in February, provided it pays me $ 100.00 and that all and all the money spent through the legal fund will go to my legal fees and costs," Avenatti continued. "The vast majority of money earned went to its security spending and similar spending. The last campaign was just renewing a previous campaign to help pay some of Stormy's expenses."
CrowdJustice's fundraising revenue rose $ 4,875 on Wednesday evening. The fundraising page seemed to have been removed after the Daily Beast published a statement by Daniels. The website reported that an earlier fundraiser spent more than $ 580,000 on Daniels' spending earlier this year.
Last month, a federal judge in Los Angeles fired Daniels's defamatory lawsuit against the president, which emerged from an April tweet in which Trump declined her claim to be threatened by a man in the Las Vegas car park in 2011. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claimed that Daniels had told him that he was threatening to publicly talk about the alleged sexual encounter with Trumpe in 2006. Trump has repeatedly denied that it has happened.
As part of his verdict in a lawsuit, US District Judge S. James Otero ordered Daniels to pay Trump legal fees estimated at $ 350,000 by President Lawyers.
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Daniels initially sued Trump to discredit the confidentiality agreement she signed the days before the 2016 presidential election that prevented her from discussing the sexual encounter she had been telling with Trump for years before she became president. The confidentiality agreement included a $ 130,000 Daniels payment from the Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen. Last August, Cohen confessed to making payments to Daniels and another woman, Karen McDougal, "in the direction" of the then Trump candidate, contrary to the federal campaign funding law.