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US President Donald Trump would like to resolve his legal battle with adult film star Stormy Daniels behind closed doors. Trump and his attorney filed papers win Los Angeles Federal Court, asking that a lawsuit brought by Daniels be heard by an arbitrator instead of a jury. Daniels, who's real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen, claiming that an agreement she signed to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump in 2006 is invalid because Trump never signed it.
Daniels received $130,000 at the time of the signing, Cohen says came out of his own pocket. The new filing by Trump's camp argues that the nondisclosure agreement she signed is valid that it didn't require Trump's signature, and that it specifies that legal disagreements should be settled through arbitration not in open courts.
Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti responded to the move, saying, we will vigorously oppose the just filed motion by Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen to have this case decided in a secret arbitration. Last week, the judge overseeing the case rejected a request by Avenatti to depose Trump and Cohen saying it was premature.