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Porn star offers to return money received from Trump's attorney

IANS  |  Washington 

American porn star has offered to return the $130,000 payment she received from Donald Trump's in exchange for dissolving a so-called "Agreement", the media reported.

Last month, said he paid $130,000 of his own money to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, ahead of the 2016 election in exchange for her silence regarding an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, reports

Both Cohen and the have denied any sexual encounter between the and Clifford.

Clifford's attorney, Michael Avenatti, on Monday sent Cohen a letter offering to wire $130,000 by Friday to an account designated by the

In exchange, the settlement agreement between Clifford, Trump and Cohen's company would be "deemed null and void in their entirety".

The exchange would allow Clifford to speak publicly about her allegations of the affair with Trump, and according to the letter "use and publish any text messages, photos and/or videos relating to the President that she may have in her possession, all without fear of retribution and/or legal liability for damages".

said last week that "arbitration was won in the President's favour" regarding the case, reports

The statement is an admission that the non-disclosure agreement exists and that it directly involves Trump.

It was the first time the had admitted the President was involved in any way with Clifford.

Avenatti had told last week that Clifford would "absolutely" pay back the $130,000 if she was allowed to speak about the alleged affair.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 08:34 IST
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