Porn star Stormy Daniels' lawyer says she had affair with Donald Trump 9 months ago

Porn star Stormy Daniels' lawyer says she had affair with Donald Trump

The claims were made on the Today Show...

Donald Trump is being sued by a former porn star who claims a non-disclosure agreement barring her from discussing an alleged sexual encounter is void because he did not sign it.

In the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said she had wanted to go public with the story of her alleged relationship with Mr Trump.

Her lawyer Michael Avenatti appeared on the Today Show on Wednesday after he filed a lawsuit against the president on Daniels’ behalf that seeks to release her from the agreement she signed to keep quiet.

Daniels' claims that she wanted to come forward before the election but was "silenced" to ensure Mr Trump won the race.

Asked on NBC’s Today show if Daniels had a sexual relationship with Trump, Avenatti said "Yes".

"She believes it’s important that the public learn the truth about what happened," he said. "I think it’s time for her to tell her story and for the public to decide who’s telling the truth."

News of Daniels’ plan to sue over the NDA broke Tuesday night, with lawyers for the actress alleging that the $130,000 agreement was invalid because Trump never signed it.