CBS Defies Trump, Will Air ’60 Minutes’ Interview With Stormy Daniels
After Donald Trump’s lawyers threatened CBS over their “60 Minutes” interview with adult film star Stormy Daniels, the news network defied the president and decided to go along with their original plan to air the interview on March 25, according to The Washington Post.
According to multiple inside sources familiar with the network, CBS plans to air the interview later this month.
Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti tweeted over the weekend that Trump’s lawyers were “considering a challenge” to prevent the interview from airing.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) March 11, 2018
It was initially reported that Trump had paid $130,000 to Daniels to stay quiet about a 2006 affair he had with her. Trump denied the affair, but his attorney Michael Cohen came out and said he personally paid Daniels for her silence.
Last week, after filing a civil suit to void a nondisclosure agreement between herself and Trump, Daniels recorded an interview with CBS.
Avenatti has vowed to fight Cohen and Trump in court, saying the nondisclosure agreement is invalid because Trump did not sign it.
“Earlier today, Mr. Cohen through his attorney, Mr. Rosen, further threatened my client in an effort to prevent her from telling the truth about what really happened,” Avenatti said last week. “We do not take kindly to these threats, nor we will be intimidated.”