Stormy Daniels launches crowdfunding campaign for Trump lawsuit
The saga of Stormy Daniels and her thunderous battle with President Donald Trump took another turn on Wednesday when the adult film actress started a crowdfunding campaign to help her pay for her lawsuit against the president.
Daniels has filed a lawsuit against Trump to get out of a nondisclosure agreement she says she signed in 2016. The agreement precludes her from talking about the alleged affair she had with Trump over a decade ago. But she claims he never signed the contract, hence the lawsuit seeking to declare it null and void so she can, in turn, share her story.
Except lawsuits aren’t cheap and Daniels has offered to return the $130,000 in “hush money” she was paid by Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, as part of that agreement. So to cover her costs she’s launched a campaign on the legal crowdfunding site Crowdjustice.
And, in case you’re wondering if this is real, confirmation came on Twitter from Daniels herself.
Yes, this one is legit. It is more reputable for legal stuff than gofundme
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) March 14, 2018
On the page, Daniels says that neither Cohen nor Trump have responded to her offer to return the $130,000 and that she needs funds to cover things like “attorneys’ fees; out-of-pocket costs associated with the lawsuit, arbitration, and my right to speak openly; security expenses; and damages that may be awarded against me if I speak out and ultimately lose to Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen.”
As of 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, over $9,500 had been pledged by over 360 people; the site doesn’t list a total fund goal though the fundraiser will last 30 days.