Her civil suit - filed in Los Angeles Superior Court - alleges the relationship continued "well into the year 2007".
"She wants to set the record straight", Avenatti said on CBS This Morning, in an interview with Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell and John Dickerson. However, the lawsuitclaimsthat when he was running for office and multiple women were coming forward to share stories of their own alleged encounters with the then-Republican presidential candidate, Cohen intervened in an attempt to keep Clifford from coming forward as well.
"As a result of Ms. Clifford's efforts aimed at publicly disclosing her story and her communications with various media outlets, Ms. Clifford's plans came to the attention of Mr. Trump and his campaign, including Mr. Michael Cohen", alleges the lawsuit.
An additional side letter agreement redacts the true identity of "DD", but Michael Avenatti - Daniels' lawyer - claims the individual is Trump.
She revealed that Cohen transferred the money for the "hush agreement" into her account just before the 2016 presidential election. It also claims that Cohen "surreptitiously initiated" a "bogus arbitration proceeding" against Clifford late last month.
According to the lawsuit, the "hush agreement" required the signatures of all those involved, including Trump, who did not sign. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Wednesday, "We've addressed our feelings on that situation, and I don't have anything else to add".
Ms Daniels, meanwhile, has issued varying statements about the alleged affair, which she says began at celebrity golf tournament in 2006 and lasted well into the next year. When they noted that this scandal reflects on Trump's standard of morality, Whoopi Goldberg remind her fellow panelists that Trump is not the first president guilty of infidelity.
When Guthrie asked if Daniels had lied in the statement, Avenatti said, "Mr. Cohen demanded that she sign that statement".
Trump's longtime personal attorney - paid Daniels $130,000 on October 28, 2016 as part of a deal that prohibited her from discussing her "intimate relationship" with the future president. "We believe that that was so that he could later claim deniability, and therefore, from a legal perspective, we believe she's free to talk", Avenatti said. After the election, "Cohen complained to friends that he had yet to be reimbursed for the payment to Ms. Clifford".
And she says he continues to try to intimidate her into silence to protect Trump.