Former President Donald Trump has had enough of his ex-personal attorney Michael Cohen’s efforts to destroy him, and now he’s fighting back.
Trump is suing Cohen for $500 million, claiming a breach of his attorney-client relationship, unjust enrichment, and more, according to Fox News.
The federal lawsuit is more than 30 pages and was filed by Trump’s lawyers in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Wednesday.
“This is an action arising from Cohen’s multiple breaches of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, conversion, and breaches of contract by virtue of Cohen’s past service as Trump’s employee and attorney,” the suit states.
“Such continuous and escalating improper conduct by Cohen has reached a proverbial crescendo and has left Trump with no alternative but to seek legal redress through this action,” it states.
The lawsuit also claims that Trump has “suffered vast reputational harm as a direct result of Cohen’s breaches.”
It accuses Cohen of spreading falsehoods about Trump “with malicious intent and to wholly self-serving ends.”
The suit then refers to Cohen’s “myriad of public statements, including the publication of two books, a podcast series, and innumerable mainstream media appearances while ignoring cease and desist orders.”
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It noted that the former personal lawyer who has been convicted of lying to authorities regarding Trump has “increased the frequency and hostility of the illicit acts and appears to have become emboldened and repeatedly continues to make wrongful and false statements” about the former president.
The lawsuit also reminds Cohen of past statements he made about Trump, including saying Trump was a “‘wonderful man who would be ‘an amazing president.’”
“Cohen stated that Trump was ‘smart’ and ‘the greatest negotiator on the planet,’ and described his own role as the one ‘who protects the President and the family.’”