Former US President Donald Trump has once again made headlines with his controversial request to be handcuffed during his court appearance in the Stormy Daniels case. According to sources close to the matter, Trump's legal team has requested that he be handcuffed and escorted into the courtroom for his deposition in the defamation case filed by adult film actress, Stormy Daniels.
The request has stirred up a lot of controversy and debate, with many questioning Trump's motive for making such a request. Some believe that it is a publicity stunt designed to grab media attention, while others think that Trump is trying to portray himself as a victim in the case.
Regardless of the reason behind the request, it has brought to light the contentious legal battle between Trump and Daniels, which has been ongoing since 2018. The case began when Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, alleged that she had an affair with Trump in 2006, and that she was paid $130,000 in hush money just before the 2016 presidential election.
Trump has denied the allegations, and has repeatedly attacked Daniels on social media, calling her "a total con job" and "a total phony." Daniels responded by filing a defamation lawsuit against Trump, arguing that his comments were false and damaged her reputation.
The case has been mired in controversy from the beginning, with Trump's legal team making numerous attempts to have it dismissed.