Adult film star Stormy Daniels files defamation suit against Trump attorney

Adult film star Stormy Daniels filed a lawsuit against President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen on Monday for defamation, Fox News has confirmed.

Daniels' suit came just hours after Cohen's attorney, Brent Blakely, sent a cease and desist letter to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, demanding she refrain from making any further "false and defamatory" statements about Cohen following her tell-all "60 Minutes" interview Sunday evening.

Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, on Monday, filed the defamation suit against Cohen in California.

"This case just became much more problematic for the president and Mr. Cohen," Avenatti told Fox News. Blakely did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

Cohen has denied having any involvement in Daniels' claim that a man threatened her in Las Vegas in 2011, warning her to "leave Trump alone."