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Trump's lawyer used home equity funds to pay porn star

IANS  |  Washington 

Donald Trump's used funds from his own home equity line to make a $130,000 payment to porn star on the US President's behalf, he told

"The funds were taken from my home equity line and transferred internally to my LLC account in the same bank," Cohen said in an interview on Friday.

The also confirmed that he used his email account to communicate details of a payment transfer to Stephanie Clifford, the adult film star known as Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with the before his time in office.

Earlier on Friday, Clifford's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, provided an email to in which Cohen confirmed the transfer to Daniels' former attorney,

In the email, both Cohen's personal email account and trumporg.com email account were used.

The deposit was confirmed to Cohen by a employee.

Cohen responded later on Friday, saying that he regularly used his email account for personal matters.

"I sent emails from the Trump Org email address to my family, friends as well as Trump emails. I basically used it for everything. I am certain most people can relate," he said.

Avenatti, speaking on MSNBC, said Cohen's use of his email to conduct this transaction could be an indication that he was acting in an official capacity as a when he transferred the money to Clifford.

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

The statement was an admission that the nondisclosure agreement exists and that it directly involves Trump.

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

Clifford filed suit against Trump on Tuesday, alleging that he never signed a hush agreement regarding the alleged affair and therefore the agreement is void.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 09:44 IST
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