The legal battle between former President Donald Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen has escalated, with Trump filing a lawsuit against Cohen for $500 million in damages. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, alleges that Cohen violated their attorney-client relationship by revealing classified information and spreading falsehoods.
The complaint claims that Cohen’s fiduciary obligations to Trump are still in effect, and that his breach of fiduciary duty and contract came when he published tell-all books and made claims on his podcast. The lawsuit also accuses Cohen of ignoring cease and desist orders and breaching confidentiality with malicious intent.
Trump’s legal team stated that the lawsuit against Cohen is separate from the ongoing legal case brought against Trump by the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, where Cohen is expected to be a key witness. Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, accused Trump of abusing the judicial system with the lawsuit, calling it harassment and intimidation.
Meanwhile, Trump has returned to New York City for a deposition scheduled to take place at the Attorney General’s office in relation to a lawsuit filed by Leticia James, the Attorney General of New York. The legal battles involving Trump and Cohen continue to unfold, with significant implications for both parties.