LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Thursday tossed out porn actress Stormy Daniels‘ lawsuit against President Donald Trump that sought to tear up a hush-money settlement about their alleged affair.
U.S. District Court Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles said the suit was irrelevant after Trump and his former personal lawyer agreed not to penalize Daniels for violating a nondisclosure agreement she signed in exchange for a $130,000 payment.
Attorney Michael Cohen admitted in federal court he arranged the payment to silence Daniels and help Trump win the presidency. He pleaded guilty to campaign violations.
Trump has denied the alleged 2006 affair.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had wanted a court to declare the agreement illegal so she could speak out without fear of financial penalties if she violated it.