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Judge rejects trial demand in Stormy Daniels case
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NEW YORK (AP) — A porn star who said she had an affair with President Donald Trump and is suing to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement so she can discuss the alleged relationship can't have a jury trial or question the president under oath because the request to do so is premature, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Thursday. Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had been seeking to invalidate the non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election and offered to return the $130,000 she was paid in order to "set the record straight." Trump's attorneys filed documents in federal court in Los Angeles earlier this month seeking to compel private arbitration in the case and argued that Clifford could owe about $20 million for violating the agreement.