DONALD Trump has won a gagging order to stop Stormy Daniels revealing bombshell details about their alleged affair.

The adult film star is suing the US President and yesterday her lawyer hinted she could release "sex texts and videos" to prove they had a fling.

US President Donald Trump and adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels. Picture: AFP
US President Donald Trump and adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels. Picture: AFP

The Sun reports that legal documents have emerged showing Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen obtained a restraining order against the actress in private arbitration proceedings last week.

It bars her from sharing "confidential information" about the alleged relationship, US media report.

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Picture: AP
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Picture: AP

It comes after White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders revealed Mr Trump and Daniels had been involved in an arbitration. Prior to that Mr Trump had denied knowing anything about the Daniels allegations

"This case has already been won in arbitration and anything beyond that, I would refer you to the president's outside counsel," Ms Sanders said from the White House podium.

CNN reported that Mr Trump was "very unhappy" with Ms Sanders over the acknowledgment.

A source told CNN that Mr Trump felt that Sanders "gave the Stormy Daniels storyline steroids yesterday."

Donald Trump was reportedly unhappy with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ response to questions on Stormy Daniels. Picture: AP
Donald Trump was reportedly unhappy with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ response to questions on Stormy Daniels. Picture: AP

Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, told CBS News that the White House's claim that an arbitration case was won in the president's favour is "completely false" and that a restraining order was put in place without giving his side a chance to argue their case.

"For the White House spokesperson to stand up and claim that Trump won the case in arbitration is ludicrous. I'm dumbfounded," Mr Avenatti said. "There's no hearing, there's no due process, there's no determination on the merits. We weren't even invited to the party."

The adult film star - real name Stephanie Clifford - has said she is taking legal action to be able to speak freely about the affair. Mr Trump denies her claims.

Mr Cohen has admitted paying her $US130,000 ($166,000) from his own pocket in late October 2016, days before the US presidential election.

Adult film star Stormy Daniels. Picture: AFP
Adult film star Stormy Daniels. Picture: AFP

Daniels' lawsuit claims it was "hush money" to keep her quiet but the nondisclosure agreement is not valid because Mr Trump did not sign it.

Yesterday Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti was asked on US television about the existence of "photos, images, text messages, or documents".

He said it was for his client to comment, hinting there could potentially be proof of the alleged liaisons at hotels in Beverly Hills and Lake Tahoe.

Mr Avenatti also explained why Daniels had decided to sue, blaming Mr Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen and others for "bullying" her and spreading "misinformation".

He added: "She believes it's important that the public learn the truth about what happened."

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Picture: AFP
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Picture: AFP

Daniels' lawyer also said she faced threats by Mr Cohen and others of legal penalties of $US1 million ($1.3 million) if she spoke about Mr Trump after signing the hush contract.

Her affair with Mr Trump began in the summer of 2006, not long after his wife Melania gave birth to their son Barron, and lasted well into 2007, according to the lawsuit filed in LA.

Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, paid Daniels but was never reimbursed by Mr Trump. Picture: AFP
Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, paid Daniels but was never reimbursed by Mr Trump. Picture: AFP

Last month a statement from Mr Cohen claimed he had not been reimbursed for the money he gave Stormy Daniels.

He said: "Neither the Trump Organisation nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly."

The payment into Daniels' bank account was flagged by bankers as suspicious and reported to the Treasury Department, according to the Wall Street Journal.

 

This article originally appeared in The Sun and is republished here with permission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US President Donald Trump. Picture: AP
US President Donald Trump. Picture: AP

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