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Trump aiming to end lawsuit over porn star hush money deal

January 22, 2019 - 4:39 pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers for President Donald Trump want a federal judge to toss a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels over a hush money agreement she signed not to discuss an alleged affair with Trump.

Trump's attorneys are in a Los Angeles court Tuesday to argue that Daniels' lawsuit challenging a nondisclosure agreement is no longer relevant.

Trump and a company formed by his former personal lawyer say they won't punish Daniels for breaking the $130,000 agreement.

Trump has denied the affair Daniels says occurred in 2006.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, wants a court to declare the agreement was illegal and prevent her from returning the money.

A company set up by Michael Cohen has dropped its threatened $20 million lawsuit against Daniels for allegedly violating the deal.