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Stormy Daniels Loses Effort to Restart Lawsuit Against Trump

Erik Larson
Stormy Daniels Loses Effort to Restart Lawsuit Against Trump

Adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford will have to wait. A federal judge denied a request to resume her stalled lawsuit to get out of a 2016 nondisclosure agreement that bars her form talking about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump more than a decade ago. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles said Tuesday the request by Clifford, who goes by the stage name Stormy Daniels, didn’t overcome the seriousness of the criminal investigation into Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who got a 90-day hold placed on the suit after pleading his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.