The lawyer allegedly paid Daniels $130,000 in 2016 to keep the porn star quiet about her affair with the president.
Stormy Daniels revealed the sketch of the man she claims threatened her on Tuesday during an interview on the daytime talk show "The View". Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said she was approached by a man in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 weeks after she agreed to tell a sister publication of In Touch magazine about what she has said was a yearlong affair with Trump that started at a Lake Tahoe celebrity golf tournament in 2006.
In an interview last month with 60 Minutes, Daniels said she was in a parking lot, going to a fitness class with her infant daughter when "a guy walked up on me and said to me, 'Leave Trump alone. It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom.' And then he was gone".
Instead, Daniels claims he told her her baby was handsome and it would be a shame if something happened to her mom, adding, "Forget about this story; leave Mr. Trump alone".
"The thing I remember so clearly about him was that nothing was alarming about how he looked", Daniels said. "Nothing about him alarmed me" she said, adding she assumed he was the husband of another woman on her way to the exercise class for new mothers.
Avenatti has told CNN that the person who made the threat was not Cohen or Trump's longtime bodyguard, Keith Schiller.
Daniels said she never went to the police about the incident and never saw the man again, but that she is certain she would be able to recognize him. "Honestly I was just afraid and I didn't want everyone to know", she said.
The sketch was drawn by Lois Gibson, a forensic artist whose bio claims that she has helped law enforcement identify 700 criminals with her sketches. Both appeared in a Manhattan courtroom Monday as Cohen and Trump's lawyers squared off against the Justice Department over whether federal prosecutors can view material the FBI seized last week in a raid of Cohen's offices and home.