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Adult-film star Stormy Daniels has filed a defamation suit against President Trump in addition to her ongoing one against his personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

Daniels’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, tweeted Monday that his client has filed the lawsuit for Trump’s “irresponsible and defamatory statements” about Daniels, whom Cohen paid $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement weeks before the 2016 election.

The complaint alleges that Trump’s tweets mocking Daniels over a forensic sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep quiet about her claims of an affair with the president amount to defamation because they accuse her of fabricating the alleged crime, which would itself be illegal.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is seeking damages in excess of $75,000, claiming that in posting the tweets, Trump knew that Daniels “would be subjected to threats of violence, economic harm, and reputational damage.”

Daniels claimed in a “60 Minutes” interview last month that in 2011 a man approached her and her infant daughter in a parking lot and threatened her not to speak about the alleged affair.

“He leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl,’ ” Daniels said. “ ‘It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.’ And then he was gone.”

In response to the forensic sketch Daniels released, Trump tweeted that the situation was “a total con job,” and shared a tweet that compared the sketch to a photo of Daniels’s ex-husband, suggesting that the two are the same person.

Cohen has requested and on Friday received a 90-day stay in Daniels’s lawsuit against him, following the FBI raids on his office, home and hotel room earlier this month.

Last week, Cohen invoked his Fifth Amendment rights in the suit, saying he could not effectively defend himself because it might incriminate him in the federal case.

The FBI raids included documents related to the $130,000 payment, among other issues. They came in part from a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, though the case against Cohen is reportedly not directly related to the probe into Russia’s election interference.

Cohen is reportedly under investigation for campaign finance and bank fraud violations.

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Rumor has it Carole Radziwill wants to join The View!

According to the podcast, Straight Shuter, Carole is begging to join the daytime talk show.

The View recently lost two co-hosts so it seems that Carole may actually have a shot at scoring a spot on the long-running show.

“Carole has actually got a shot,” a source tells Radar Online, adding that the RHONY star has maintained “deep contacts within the organization.”

However, it turns out Carole may have one “major strike against her.” Sources say ABC and The View producers aren’t thrilled that Carole shot to fame on reality TV.

Still, sources say Carole may be just what the show needs since she has a built-in fan base and can bring in new viewers.

In July, Carole announced she was exiting the Real Housewives of New York after six seasons in order “to return to  journalism and producing.”

I think Carole would be amazing on The View. Elisabeth Hasselbeck rose to fame from reality TV and was a staple on The View for years so I think ABC would be fine with Carole’s reality TV past.

Would you like to see Carole join The View? Sound off below!

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