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NYT: Trump lawyer says he paid Stormy Daniels
01:22 - Source: CNN
Washington CNN  — 

A manager for the porn star who was reportedly paid $130,000 by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer claims the agreement between the two is no longer valid.

Gina Rodriguez, a manager for Stephanie Clifford, who is also known as Stormy Daniels, said Wednesday that Clifford believes Michael Cohen voided the non-disclosure agreement with her by admitting he paid Clifford $130,000.

Rodriguez added: “Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story.”

The Associated Press first reported Wednesday that Clifford now believes she is free to talk about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

In a statement released Tuesday night, Cohen said he paid Clifford in 2016, and claimed that the exchange was “lawful” and “not a campaign contribution expenditure by anyone.”

Following the reports of Cohen’s statement on Tuesday, as well as a story published by The Daily Beast this week regarding a book proposal by Cohen, Rodriguez told the Associated Press that Clifford now believes he violated the non-disclosure agreement.

Cohen reportedly set up a private LLC shortly before the 2016 presidential election to pay Clifford, following an alleged July 2006 sexual encounter with Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported in January.

Following initial reports last month that Cohen had made the payment, the lawyer said in a statement that Trump “vehemently denies” any encounter between the two.

“Just because something isn’t true doesn’t mean that it can’t cause you harm or damage,” Cohen’s statement Tuesday said. “I will always protect Mr. Trump.”