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Porn actress offers to repay USD 130K so she can discuss Trump

AP  |  Los Angeles 

An who said she had sex with has offered to return the USD 130,000 she was paid for agreeing not to discuss the alleged relationship.

-- whose real name is -- is willing to repay the money she received as part of a 2016 agreement, as long as she can speak openly about the situation, according to a copy of a letter from Clifford's obtained by

The letter sent to Trump's attorney, and his attorney, Lawrence Rosen, said the non-disclosure agreement would be considered "null and void" after she returned the money, and that would allow Clifford to speak about the relationship and the attempt to silence her while she publishes any text messages, photos and videos she may have.

"Mr. Cohen and the should accept this proposal and allow Ms. Clifford to tell her side," her said. "The American people can then decide who was telling the truth." The offer is valid until tonight, the letter said.

Cohen and Rosen did not immediately respond yesterday to requests for comment.

Clifford filed a lawsuit in last week that sought to invalidate the agreement so she could "set the record straight."


The lawsuit claimed the "hush agreement" that was signed days before the 2016 is legally invalid because it was only signed by Clifford and Cohen and not by Trump. It refers to Trump as and Clifford as Peggy Peterson, but an attached exhibit details their true identities.

reported yesterday that officials are investigating whether a notary properly witnessed the non-disclosure agreement. The officials sent a letter to notary notifying her that there was "good cause" to take action against her notary commission.

Her stamp appears on the document but she did not sign or date it, and she did not provide a certificate of whose signature she was witnessing, officials said.

said last week that Trump has made it clear that none of the allegations are true. The did not respond to a request for comment yesterday.

Cohen has also denied there was ever an affair and said he paid the USD 130,000 out of his pocket. He said neither nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Clifford.

"Neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly," he said.

Clifford alleged in the lawsuit that Trump was aware of the negotiations.

Also yesterday, the group named Trump and Cohen in amended complaints to the Commission and Justice Department that alleged the payment to Clifford violated

The complaints allege Cohen was an agent of then-candidate Trump and should be considered a campaign expenditure and in-kind contribution.

"Emerging details appear to directly link Trump to the hush money payments to the adult film star expanding the list of apparent violations," said Paul S. Ryan, the group's

"Hush money may be commonplace in some businesses, but when it is spent to influence a it must be disclosed - without exception.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 08:00 IST
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