He claims Stormy was concerned Trump would sue her for breaking the hush agreement when she started making deals - presumably to cash in on her alleged sexual encounter with the President-elect. Now caught in the leg hold trap of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Trump, his White House bid and possible cover-ups in the first year of his Presidency, Cohen was the one who made sure Clifford got the cash.
President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Stormy Daniels' claim that she had sex with Trump in 2006 isn't credible because she's a porn actress with "no reputation", a characterization that quickly drew condemnation from members of the adult film industry.
Davidson denied those claims and says Daniels wanted to appear on the show to bolster her popularity.
"Mr. Davidson abdicated his role as an advocate and fiduciary of his client Ms. Clifford, and instead elected to be a "puppet" for Mr. Cohen and Mr. Trump in order to advance their interests at the expense of Ms. Clifford", the complaint states.
In his separate claim against Cohen, Davidson reportedly says that Cohen recorded their communication without asking Davidson in violation of California law, which requires that all parties in a recorded telephone conversation give their consent.
"The wise men all believe the story is dying and don't think it's smart for her to do any interviews", Cohen wrote. "But Rudy is doing a very good job, actually".
"There is a way to just swat away questions and politely answer questions, and then there's a way to get into your monster truck and drive over a little vehicle and crush it and go back", Scarborough said.
The first lady has not publicly commented about any of the sexual misconduct allegations against her husband.
It's the first legal action that Davidson has taken against Daniels, Avenatti, and Cohen.
"These text messages show that the prior denials by Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen relating to what Mr. Trump knew and about the honesty of my client were absolute lies", said Michael Avenatti, Clifford's embattled attorney.