Daniels allegedly had a sexual affair with Trump in 2006 and was pressured into signing a non-disclosure agreement just before the 2016 election.
We learned yesterday that Avenatti had teased new lawsuits from different women who had stories similar to Daniels, but today in an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Avenatti revealed that she was physically threatened to remain silent about the affair. He said Clifford would elaborate on it during a CBS 60 Minutes interview to be broadcast in the U.S. on March 25.
Last week, Daniels' lawyers sought to void the nondisclosure agreement, arguing that Trump had failed to sign the documents, enabling her to speak freely about the affair.
Trump has not directly addressed Clifford's accusations, but White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says he denies the claims.
Daniels, who was born as Stephanie Clifford, was furious, as she should be, when she found out that Cohen - unlike her - had violated the agreement by confessing he paid her $130,000 out of his own pocket.
"There's the act and the cover-up and the American people are going to learn about both in the interview and beyond", Avenatti said.
He said he was "confident" that viewers would come away from the interview believing that Daniels' side of the story is credible. He would not comment on whether the threats came from anyone tied to the president, the Trump campaign or the Trump Organization.
A hearing for the lawsuit will be held July 12 in Los Angeles, California.
Brzezinski then asked: "Was she threatened with physical harm?"
Whether or not Trump was involved with or knew about the payment at the time has been the subject of serious debate, as well as the crux of a complaint that was filed against Cohen and the Trump campaign for an alleged illegal campaign donation.