Did Stormy Daniels Violate Her NDA with Donald Trump? Top Family Law Attorney Peter M. Walzer Speaks With KTLA
[Source: KTLA 5 News]
In her 60 Minutes Interview, Stormy Daniels explains the situation and threats regarding her NDA with Donald Trump.
“I was in a parking lot going to a fitness class with my infant daughter, getting all my stuff out…And a guy walked up to me and said leave Trump alone. Forget the Story. And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said- a beautiful little girl. It would be a shame if something would happen to her Mom and then he was gone,” explains Stormy Daniels.
The focus is on the timing of this alleged threat and when Stormy Daniels signed a non-disclosure agreement. Joining us this morning is top California top family law attorney Peter M. Walzer of Walzer Melcher top family law firm. So you’ve written hundreds of these non-disclosure agreements in your practice. After reading the complaint that was filed by Stormy Daniels what are some of the things that stood out to you?
“One of the things that stood out is I don’t believe she mentioned the attack where the threat to her in that complaint which would be critical to her claim. If she signed that agreement under duress, it would be voidable. But I’m not sure that actually happened in that sequence.”
How serious is it that he didn’t sign that agreement?
“I don’t think it’s critical. She accepted the money. There’s a doctrine called estoppel. If you take the money, the deal is a deal,” states top divorce attorney Peter M. Walzer.
“I think it’s probably valid. People sign these all the time. There’s some question is $130,000 enough? The damages are huge. If you violate this agreement–a million dollars per violation. That’s what Trump is seeking in his federal court lawsuit. Is $130,000 enough for a million dollars in damages? Probably. She made the deal. She accepted the money. Did she have a chance to review it with an attorney? Probably not. Should she? Maybe, but that’s not the law right now,” explains top family law attorney Peter M. Walzer.
You read the counter lawsuit by the attorneys for President Trump. What are the three major problems that are facing them in your opinion?
“In that lawsuit, they want arbitration. And they’ll probably get it. That’s what the agreement said. Arbitration is a private proceeding, where there’s an arbitrator like a judge who will decide is this agreement valid? Should she pay damages of a million dollars per violation? What were the violations? Cohen, Trump’s attorney, violated the original agreement so any violation that she made should not be punishable,” states high net worth divorce attorney Peter M. Walzer.
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