Former Stormy Daniels Lawyer Sues Cohen for Recording Calls

(Bloomberg) -- The former lawyer for adult movie star Stephanie Clifford, who goes by the stage name Stormy Daniels, accused Donald Trump’s long-term private attorney Michael Cohen of recording their telephone conversations without permission.

Keith Davidson represented Clifford in 2016 when he negotiated a $130,000 “hush payment” for her with Cohen to keep her from disclosing an alleged tryst she had with Trump 10 years earlier.

Former Stormy Daniels Lawyer Sues Cohen for Recording Calls

Davidson filed a claim Thursday in the lawsuit that Clifford brought this week against him and Cohen for allegedly colluding against her. It’s against the law in California to record a telephone conversation without getting prior permission from the other person.

A lawyer for Cohen didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on Davidson’s allegation.

The case is Clifford v. Davidson, 18-cv-05052, U.S. District Court, Central District for California (Los Angeles).

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