Trump Sues Ex-Attorney Michael Cohen for 0 Million

Trump Sues Ex-Attorney Michael Cohen for $500 Million

...By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.

Former President Donald Trump has filed a $500 million lawsuit against his former attorney, Michael Cohen, for violating a confidentiality agreement and revealing Trump’s confidences to the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s criminal case.

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The lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Florida, alleging that Cohen “spread falsehoods” and breached his attorney-client privilege.

The court document stated that Cohen also breached a confidentiality agreement he signed as a condition of employment.

Trump’s legal team accused Cohen of misrepresenting a business expenditure, stating that he was owed an extra $74,000.

The lawsuit claims that Cohen violated the New York Rules of Professional Conduct by revealing Trump’s confidences and spreading falsehoods that were likely to be embarrassing or detrimental.

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Trump’s legal team alleges that Cohen committed the violations through public statements, books, a podcast series, and “innumerable mainstream media appearances.”

Trump is seeking “compensatory, incidental, and punitive damages” in an amount to be determined at trial “but expected to substantially exceed” $500 million.

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He also wants as restitution any “profits, payments, compensations, advances, royalties,” or other proceeds Cohen receives from the publication of his books or his podcast.

The former president is also requesting that the $74,000 be returned, plus interest.

Cohen has testified multiple times before the Manhattan grand jury investigating a $130,000 hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election.

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The payment resulted in a 34-count indictment against Trump for falsifying business records.

Cohen made the payment to Daniels to ensure her silence about a sexual affair she alleged she had with the real estate mogul a decade earlier.

In 2018, Cohen pleaded guilty to violating federal election law with the Daniels payment and was sentenced to three years in federal prison.

Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels or having any involvement in the payment.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges in the indictment at his arraignment in Manhattan criminal court on April 4.

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