An adult film actress embroiled in allegations of an affair with Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against him alleging that a nondisclosure contract she signed is invalid.
Stormy Daniels says the agreement, drawn up before the 2016 election, is "void" because he did not sign it.
Mr Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, confirmed last month he had privately paid her $130,000.
The lawsuit alleges that Mr Cohen tried to "intimidate her into silence."
In a 2011 interview with InTouch magazine, the actress said she began a sexual relationship with Mr Trump in 2006, shortly after his wife Melania had given birth to his son Barron.
The civil lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles last Tuesday, says that only days before the election, Ms Clifford and Mr Cohen signed the "hush agreement" but Mr Trump did not, "thus rendering it legally null and void and of no consequence".
It adds: "To be clear, the attempts to intimidate Ms Clifford into silence and 'shut her up' in order to 'protect Mr Trump' continue unabated."
Although Mr Cohen confirmed that he paid the money to Ms Clifford, he did not say what it was for.