It shows that Daniels received a $130,000 payment from a company known as Essential Consultants LLC in return for her silence. The suit claims the agreement is not valid because it does not carry the president's signature. That offer is going to put Trump and Cohen in a bind.
The demand is the latest development in a week of maneuvers from Daniels' team as she seeks to abandon what she calls a "hush" agreement with Cohen and tell her story publicly.
Last month, Michael Cohen said he paid $130,000 of his own money to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, ahead of the 2016 election in exchange for her silence regarding an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.
But Daniels argues in a recently filed lawsuit that Trump never signed the agreement, making it null and void.
The story alleges that attorneys "associated with" the President are planning to file an injunction to prevent the planned March 18 airing of the interview, conducted by Anderson Cooper.
Lata Nott, executive director of the Newseum Institute's First Amendment Center, said the president's lawyers would have to convince a court that "whatever is about to be aired would cause immediate, irreparable harm to the U.S. If the Pentagon Papers didn't meet that standard, can't imagine that this "60 Minutes" segment with Stormy Daniels would".
The New York Times, in an editorial "Self Censorship at CBS", said: "60 Minutes' has made a decision to spike an interview with a tobacco-industry whistleblower out of fear of a lawsuit that the industry had not even threatened to file".
Trump's lawyers reportedly have considered seeking a legal injunction to bar that interview from airing - an injunction that may be impossible either to get or to sustain on appeal. The interview remains dormant but it is unknown whether it will see the light of day.
Had the interview aired as originally scheduled, it probably would have helped persuade thousands of smokers to save their lives by quitting, and the federal government to take effective actions to save even more lives, says Banzhaf.