By Dan Portnov
With the recent revelation that then-candidate Donald Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen used his “own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000” to adult movie actress Stormy Daniels in 2016, we may be moving closer to finally getting confirmation of one of the President’s worst kept secrets: that Trump and Daniels had an affair in 2006.
Cohen’s revelation – acknowledging the payment but without further details such as his motivation or plan for reimbursement from his client – prompted Daniels’ manager to respond that the actress now believes Cohen has voided any non-disclosure agreement (NDA), and she is free to tell her side of the story. Neither Cohen nor President Trump have indicated whether the latter will preemptively seek enforcement of the agreement.
NDAs have always played a role in resolving civil lawsuits. But now they may play a role in more criminal cases.