Daniels, the porn star who says she had an affair with Trump in 2006, and Avenatti, her lawyer, rose to #Resistance stardom after launching a lawsuit against the president. But things seemed to get rocky after a judge dismissed Daniels' defamation suit last month, leaving her responsible for Trump's legal fees. Avenatti apparently launched a launched a fundraising effort to pay the costs, sparking a long response from Daniels to The Daily Beast, which you can read below.
NEW: Michael Avenatti sued Trump for defaming Stormy Daniels against her wishes. Avenatti also started a new fundraising site to raise money for her legal defense fund without telling her. All of this from Stormy Daniels in a statement to the Daily Beast. https://t.co/PFux5bWHASpic.twitter.com/yLMvvHZAEg
Daniels also said she was "tremendously grateful" for Avenatti's representation, but felt she had to "set the record straight" so supporters "know their money is being spent responsibly." Avenatti, meanwhile, explained himself in a follow-up statement to The Daily Beast.