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Stormy Daniels withdraws defamation lawsuit against Michael Cohen

Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had an affair with President Trump, officially withdrew her lawsuit against attorney Michael Cohen on Tuesday, reports The Washington Post.

Daniels sued Trump last March over a nondisclosure agreement that said Daniels couldn't discuss the alleged affair, and later added the president's ex-lawyer to the suit. Daniels claimed Cohen signed the agreement, not Trump, meaning it was invalid, and alleged that Cohen defamed her when he suggested she was lying.

U.S. District Court Judge James Otero agreed to dismiss the case at Daniels' request in November, but the terms of the dismissal weren't yet arranged, NBC News notes. The California judge ruled Tuesday that Daniels could officially drop the lawsuit and did not have to pay Cohen's legal fees. Daniels cannot sue Cohen again over this matter, the judge also ruled.

In November, Daniels said she never wanted to sue Trump for defamation, adding that her lawyer Michael Avenatti did it "against my wishes."