Adult film star Stormy Daniels pulled out of Celebrity Big Brother after a row with producers, her lawyer says.
She had been expected to go into the British reality TV house on Thursday.
Her lawyer Michael Avenatti said producers “insisted she conduct herself in a certain way”. Channel 5 said they couldn’t agree “any acceptable conditions” for her to enter.
Ms Daniels hit the headlines after alleging she had slept with President Donald Trump in 2006, which he denies.
She was due to appear on Friday’s Loose Women to explain her absence from Celebrity Big Brother, but didn’t appear on that show either.
Co-host Jane Moore spoke to her off camera and told viewers she had been told she couldn’t do an interview because of “a legal situation”.
Asked why Ms Daniels didn’t appear on Celebrity Big Brother, Mr Avenatti told the Press Association: “It was over a row with producers.
“They insisted she conduct herself in a certain way – they attempted to control her and produce a certain result, which she did not feel comfortable with.”
He also dismissed reports that she quit after demanding extra money. “They are spreading a false rumour,” he said.
A statement from Channel 5 said: “Stormy Daniels was booked to appear on the show several months ago and hours before the show was due to go live, informed the production team that she no longer wished to enter the house as previously agreed.”
A spokeswoman added: “Producers discussed a variety of options with her but were unable to agree any acceptable conditions for her entering the house.”
On ITV’s Loose Women, Moore told viewers : “There was a custody development with her daughter late last night. She suddenly thought, I can’t commit because being a mother comes first.”
Daniels’ daughter is seven, and going into the Celebrity Big Brother could have isolated Daniels from the outside world for several weeks.
Moore continued: “She wanted to go on the [Celebrity Big Brother] live show and explain [what had happened] and that was all agreed, she says, and then suddenly they said, ‘We don’t want you to do any of it.’
“It has now become a legal situation and she says she has been told she can’t come and talk. She says she is furious and wants to be sat here.”