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LOS ANGELES (CBSMiami/AP) — The lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels says his client should be free to give her account of her relationship with Donald Trump.

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Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels attends the 2018 Adult Video News Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

That is the contention of a new lawsuit filed in Los Angeles superior court.

It says a non-disclosure agreement signed by Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is “legally null and void.”

The suit alleges that since Mr. Trump never signed the agreement, Daniels should be free to discuss her “intimate relationship” with Mr. Trump in 2006 and 2007.

Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said on morning news shows Wednesday that she wants “to set the record straight.”

He said on NBC there was “no question” Trump knew about the agreement, though he did not offer any proof.

Avenatti said Daniels wasn’t looking to profit from her story. But he told CBS: “I don’t know whether she’s going to ultimately seek payment or not.”

Asked about Avenatti’s claims Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: “We’ve addressed our feelings on that situation, and I don’t have anything else to add.”

Daniels alleges that she began an “intimate relationship” with Trump in 2006 and that it continued “well into the year 2007,” according to the lawsuit. She said the relationship included encounters in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and Beverly Hills, California. Trump married his current wife, Melania Trump, in 2005.

Clifford claims she had sex with Trump once and then carried on a subsequent yearslong platonic relationship.

Previously, through a lawyer, she denied the two had an affair, but Avenatti said Wednesday that was to meet the terms of the nondisclosure agreement. Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen has denied there was ever an affair.

Cohen has said he paid the porn actress $130,000 out of his own pocket as part of the agreement. He has also said that “neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly.”

The lawsuit charges that the Oct. 28, 2016 “hush agreement” is legally invalid because it was only signed by Clifford and Cohen. The agreement refers to Trump as David Dennison and Clifford as Peggy Peterson, but an attached exhibit details their true identities.

Clifford’s lawsuit also alleges that Trump and Cohen “aggressively sought to silence Ms. Clifford as part of an effort to avoid her telling the truth, thus helping to ensure he won the Presidential Election.”

“To be clear, the attempts to intimidate Ms. Clifford into silence and ‘shut her up’ in order to ‘protect Mr. Trump’ continue unabated,” the lawsuit said. Clifford alleges that as recently as last week, Trump’s attorney tried to initiate an arbitration proceeding against her.

Cohen did not respond to requests for comment on Tuesday and Wednesday.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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