President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani shared his thoughts Wednesday during a speaking engagement about first lady Melania Trump and the allegations her husband had an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels.
Giuliani's comments at the "Globes" Capital Market conference Wednesday drew a heated response Thursday from Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, who called for the president to immediately fire Giuliani.
The lawsuit, filed in the Superior Court of California, is just the latest in Daniels' continuing onslaught against Cohen, led by her Los Angeles-based lawyer, Michael Avenatti - and all rooted in Daniels' alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.
When Davidson responded that Daniels would be unavailable that day but that he was working on making her available to "commit for tomorrow", Cohen replied, "It's really important". "Thankfully, the truth can now finally come out to rebut the false narrative about Attorney Davidson that Mr. Avenatti has been pushing in his more than 175 television appearances and countless other media interviews".
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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. "Or a woman who has great respect for herself as a woman and isn't going to sell her body for sexual exploitation".
However, Melania's spokeswoman is denying Rudy's claims and even went as far as saying that a conversation over the matter never happened.
"That's demeaning to women, the way I was brought up and the way I always believed the feminist movement has", Giuliani said.
Davidson also tipped off Cohen in February when he found out that Clifford was changing lawyers and was planning to publicly disclose her relationship with Trump and in March when he learned that she was about to sue Cohen and Trump, according to her lawsuit.
Giuliani had initially said at an event in Tel Aviv, "I respect all human beings". She seeks at least $100,000 in damages.