LOS ANGELES (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A judge has delayed a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump and his personal attorney.
In a decision Friday, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero agreed to delay the case and set a hearing for July 27.READ MORE: Accused Drunk Driver Dylan Molina ‘Enjoyed Himself’ With Vodka Redbulls Before Fatal Crash
Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, asked to delay the case after FBI agents raided his home and office earlier this month.
The FBI was seeking records about a nondisclosure agreement Daniels signed days before the 2016 presidential election.READ MORE: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest 80+ Undocumented Migrants Inside Stash House
Cohen argues that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if the proceedings weren’t delayed.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, says she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and sued to invalidate the confidentiality agreement that prevents her from discussing it. She’s also suing Cohen, alleging defamation.
In March, the alleged non-disclosure agreement to keep an affair between President Trump and an adult-movie actress secret started getting more scrutiny as the State of Texas began investigating why it wasn’t properly signed when it was notarized in Forney.MORE NEWS: Why The New Omicron COVID Variant Is More Concerning
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