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Trump's Lawyer Filed Secret Restraining Order Against Adult Film Star

The secret restraining order reportedly was meant to keep adult film star Stephanie Clifford from talking about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.
Posted at 8:16 AM, Mar 08, 2018

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer got a secret restraining order last week against adult film star Stephanie Clifford, better known by her stage name Stormy Daniels. 

Multiple media outlets got their hands on the restraining order, which aimed to keep Clifford from talking about her alleged affair with Trump. The order uses "Peggy Peterson" as an alias for Clifford.

The New York Times reports news about the order spread after White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump's lawyer "won an arbitration proceeding against Clifford."

Here's the timeline of events so far: Clifford allegedly had an affair with Trump in 2006. Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen admitted he paid her $130,000 out of his own pocket before the 2016 presidential election. In January, news about the alleged affair and hush money began circulating. 

Then, in March, Clifford said she was suing Trump for not signing a nondisclosure agreement that was reportedly supposed to keep her from talking about the affair, rendering the agreement useless. 

Trump's lawyers said the restraining order bars Clifford from filing her lawsuit. But her lawyer plans to proceed in open court. 

Trump has repeatedly denied the alleged affair. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.