Stormy Daniels is the stage name of Stephanie Clifford, an actress who says she and Donald Trump have a history together. Trump's supporters argue that since the affair took place before he ever ran for office and is a matter of his personal life, not his political activity, it's not relevant and shouldn't be a matter for public discussion. However, Stormy Daniels' attorney shared an op-ed Friday from a professor of Constitutional law who says otherwise.
Michael Avenatti is representing Stormy Daniels, who is currently involved in lawsuits with President Trump. According to NBC News, Stormy filed a lawsuit on March 6 to officially invalidate a nondisclosure agreement, which, though signed as "Stormy Daniels," refers to the interested parties as David Dennison and Peggy Peterson, allegedly aliases for, respectively, Trump and Daniels. Verdict explains in an analysis of Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels' legal saga that Daniels proceeded with this action because Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, sought and received a restraining order, forbidding Daniels from releasing any further information.
After Stormy filed her lawsuit, Cohen filed his own suit against Daniels, claiming $20 million in damages for Daniels' alleged 20 violations of the same nondisclosure agreement, Deadline reports.
Avenatti is speaking openly about the cases on social media, noting that the lawsuit seems to defy Trump's previous assertions that he knew nothing about the nondisclosure agreement and any claims that the David Dennison in Stormy's documents is anyone other than him.