Stormy Daniels Has Offered to Pay Back Trump With $130,000 So She Can Say Anything About Their Past Relationship

After reportedly being paid $130,000 in a nondisclosure agreement calling for her silence about her relationship with President Donald Trump, adult film star Stormy Daniels is now offering to give back the amount so she can speak freely about her time with the president. NBC News reports that Daniels offered to pay back the sum in a letter to Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen on Monday. 

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, made headlines last week for filing a lawsuit claiming that her nondisclosure agreement was invalid because Trump never signed it. Prior to the 2016 presidential election, she signed an agreement that paid her $130,000 to remain silent about her "intimate relationship" with Trump that lasted from 2006 to 2007. According to the New York TimesDaniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti wrote that Daniels would wire the money into one of Trump's accounts by Friday. Avenatti gave Trump a deadline of noon on Tuesday for Trump's lawyer Cohen to reply to Daniels' offer. 

Once Daniels pays the $130,000, her agreement to stay silent on the affair would be "deemed null and void." She could then publicly share information about her relationship with the president, including text messages, photos, and videos, "without fear of retribution and/or legal liability for damages." 

The original amount of money allegedly came from Cohen's own personal funds. Daniels' offer puts Trump and his lawyer in an interesting position, as rejecting the money could suggest that they have a legitimate reason to keep Daniels silent. 

Kristen is a 2017 graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and minors in Writing & Communications and Journalism. Although she constantly pines for life in London after studying there for a semester, she calls New York home for now. In addition to previously working as a writer and Senior Editor for Her Campus Siena, she has worked for Her Campus as a News and Pop Culture blogger and a national editorial intern. Currently a Nights & Weekend Editor, Kristen has previously written for New York Minute, London's Health and Fitness, and Electronic Products. She makes far too many references to "Friends" and the British royal family. Her blog, where she talks about books, TV, and film, can be found at Bookworms and Fangirls. Follow her on Twitter @kperroney.

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