In court papers, Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — said that she agreed to cooperate with a magazine that was intending to publish details about her alleged relationship with Trump in 2006.
Afterward, she says, she was threatened by a stranger who approached her and told her “Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.”
She released a sketch of the man who threatened her. Shortly after the sketch was released, a Twitter user, not related to the parties in the case, tweeted out the sketch juxtaposed with a photo of Clifford’s ex-husband.
Trump retweeted the tweet writing “a sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it.)!”
After the tweet, Clifford sued Trump for defamation in the Southern District of New…