A federal judge in California agreed to delay Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against Michael Cohen on Friday, saying it appeared likely President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer would be indicted in a separate criminal investigation.
U.S. District Judge S. James Otero issued a 90-day stay in the lawsuit in which the adult film star, birth name Stephanie Clifford, accused Cohen of defamation.
Her initial lawsuit sought to nullify a hush agreement arranged by Cohen and involving Trump in exchange for a $130,000 payment. Cohen said he made the payment to Daniels using his own money and that he was not reimbursed by Trump.
Daniels said the agreement shouldn’t be valid because Trump never signed the paperwork.