Skip To Content
Fast Forward

Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Fights On CNN With Trump’s Lawyer’s Lawyer

The lawyer of Stormy Daniels, the former porn actress suing Donald Trump, and a lawyer for Donald Trump’s lawyer got into it on live TV last night.

Michael Avenatti, who is representing Stormy Daniels, traded barbs with Arthur Schwartz, who is representing Michael Cohen. Cohen is Trump’s longtime personal lawyer — his signature is on the nondisclosure agreement Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Cliffords, signed to stay quiet about her affair with Trump.

Daniels is suing Trump because she alleges that Trump never signed the agreement, thereby voiding it.

At one point, Avenatti held up a poster with Michael Cohen’s face.

“If Michael Cohen is such a stand-up guy, where is he?” Avenatti asked. “Where is this guy?”

Schwartz responded by saying that Cohen would end up getting $20 million in damages from Daniels for breaking the nondisclosure agreement.

“Michael Cohen is going to collect every single penny of that money,” Schwartz said. “Make no mistake: He’s going to collect everything!”

“You’re gonna go down in flames in this case!” Schwartz barked.

“I love it when my opponents tell me that,” Avenatti replied.

Contact Ari Feldman at [email protected] or on Twitter @aefeldman


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.