One America News retracts Michael Cohen report

One America News (OAN), the conservative network touted by former President Trump, retracted a story this week that falsely alleged an affair between Trump’s ex-attorney Michael Cohen and porn actor Stormy Daniels.

The story, which has since been removed from the network’s website, cited a “whistleblower” who alleged Michael Avanetti, Daniels’s former attorney, had told them Cohen had an affair with Daniels.

OAN “is taking it down from all sites and removing it from all social media,” the network said as part of its walk back.

“This retraction is part of a settlement reached with Michael Cohen. Mr. Avenatti has denied making the allegations. OAN apologizes to Mr. Cohen for any harm the publication may have caused him,” the network said.

Trump is on trial in New York City on charges he falsified business records to cover up a hush money payment to Daniels in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

Trump has denied the affair with Daniels took place.

OAN is a conservative outlet that briefly rose to prominence after Trump promoted the network around the time of the 2020 election.

It has since been dropped by a number of major cable providers and has been sued by multiple voting machine providers over its coverage of Trump’s false claims of voter fraud.

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