(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING NEWS NOW: According to Fox News, former President Trump has filed a lawsuit against his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen for over $500 million, claiming Cohen breached attorney-client confidentiality, unjustly enriched himself, and committed other transgressions. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Wednesday.
Trump’s legal team alleges that Cohen violated his attorney-client relationship by spreading false information about Trump that could be embarrassing or harmful. They also claim Cohen breached a confidentiality agreement he signed as a condition of his employment with Trump. The lawsuit states that Cohen engaged in this behavior with malicious intent, primarily for his own benefit.
Cohen has made numerous public statements, published two books, hosted a podcast series, and appeared in the mainstream media. Trump’s lawsuit claims that Cohen has increased the frequency and hostility of these acts in recent months, disregarding “cease and desist” orders. The lawsuit contends that Trump has suffered significant reputational harm as a direct result of Cohen’s actions.
This lawsuit comes a week after Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in New York, related to alleged hush money payments made before the 2016 presidential election. A source close to Trump’s legal team says the complaint against Cohen is separate from the Manhattan DA’s case.
In 2018, Cohen pleaded guilty to arranging hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal, as well as making false statements to a financial institution, Congress, and tax evasion. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison. He maintains that Trump directed the hush money payments.
The lawsuit also highlights Cohen’s employment as counsel for the Trump Organization, beginning in 2006, and previous positive statements Cohen made about working for Trump. It alleges that Cohen unlawfully converted Trump’s business property when he fraudulently misrepresented a business expenditure, receiving an extra $74,000 based on the misrepresentation.
Cohen resigned as counsel for the Trump Organization in January 2017 but continued to represent Trump personally until June 2018. The lawsuit details Cohen’s “personal and professional downfall,” including the FBI raiding his home, office, and hotel room in April 2018.
The lawsuit cites statements made by federal prosecutors who said Cohen’s crimes were motivated by personal greed and executed through deception. Trump’s legal team argues that Cohen’s statements about Trump, his family, and his business constitute substantial violations of his fiduciary duties as an attorney.
Trump is seeking actual, compensatory, incidental, and punitive damages exceeding $500 million. Cohen has not yet responded to requests for comment.
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