- Stormy Daniels says she had a sexual relationship with Donald Trump in 2006, the same year he married his wife Melania, but he previously denied that was the case
- Daniels signed a non-disclosure agreement in relation to the encounter for $130,000 USD ahead of the 2016 presidential election
- She is best known as an adult film star
- Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 charges of falsifying business records in relation to the hush money he gave to Stormy
Stormy Daniels‘ name made headlines once again following Donald Trump‘s indictment in New York City on Thursday, March 30, 2023. The indictment comes from criminal charges pertaining to an alleged $130,000 USD in hush money paid to Stormy along with a non-disclosure agreement to not speak about her alleged sexual encounter with Donald in 2006 — the same year he married Melania Trump and a decade before he ran in the 2016 presidential election.
On April 4, 2023, the former president arrived at a Manhattan criminal court for his arraignment in connection to the deal with Stormy. He was charged with 34 felony criminal charges of falsifying business records and pleaded guilty to each of them. He was in police custody before his arraignment.
In 2018, Stormy opened up about what happened during their 2006 encounter after a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. As he showed her a magazine cover he was on, she joked to him, “Someone should take that magazine and spank you with it,” she claimed on 60 Minutes. “So he turned around and pulled his pants down a little — you know had underwear on and stuff — and I just gave him a couple swats”.
The adult video star also claimed Trump asked her if she was interested in being on his show, Celebrity Apprentice. “He was like, ‘Wow, you — you are special. You remind me of my daughter.’ You know, he was like, ‘You’re smart and beautiful, and a woman to be reckoned with, and I like you. I like you,'” she went on. After returning from the restroom, she claims Trump was “perched” on the hotel bed. “I realized exactly what I’d gotten myself into. And I was like, ‘Ugh, here we go…And I just felt like maybe … I had it coming for making a bad decision for going to someone’s room alone,” she added.
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Her Real Name Is Stephanie
Stormy Daniels’ legal name is Stephanie Gregory Clifford — however she was born Stephanie A. Gregory on March 17, 1979. She is best known as a professional stripper who became a porn star, winning awards in the space. She rose to further public prominence over her alleged sexual relationship with Donald Trump in 2006 that involved allegations she took hush money not to speak out about it in 2016 when he ran for president. As of March 30, 2023, Trump has been indicted on criminal charges pertaining to the payment.
Stormy Denied Taking The Money
Supposedly, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen set up the payment as part of a nondisclosure agreement one month before the 2016 presidential election (right after the horrible Hollywood Access tape.) Stormy allegedly told sources interviewed by the Journal that she and Donald had a consensual hookup in 2006, one year after Trump tied the knot with Melania Trump, 47. The paper had previously reported that Stormy had intended to appear on Good Morning America in 2016 to discuss the affair but pulled out at the last minute.
Michael Cohen had sent a brief statement “TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN” and signed by “Stormy Daniels,” denying that she had a “sexual and/or romantic” affair, per the New York Post. “Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false,” the statement also read. The White House declined to comment about this new 2018 report and Mr. Cohen said the allegations were “old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election.”
She’s A Former Stripper From Baton Rogue.
“I worked at a strip club in Baton Rouge (and I won’t mention the one I worked at when I was underage) but when I was legal I went to work at the Gold Club in Baton Rouge,” Stormy told Adult DVD Talk in 2002. “I have very mixed emotions about stripping. Because stripping got me where I am now. If I hadn’t gone in that first night I certainly wouldn’t be sitting here talking to you. Everything happens for a reason. Everything in life is a chain reaction. I am very thankful for stripping for the sex business and the adult industry in general. On the other hand I have just seen so many girls that it just ruins them.”
Stormy Once Saw A Political Career For Herself
Stormy actually considered running for Senate in 2010. A group of fans attempted to recruit the politically-minded Stormy to run against Republican Senator David Vitter. While she did form an exploratory committee in 2009, per The Times Picayune, she said in 2010 that she ultimately couldn’t afford to run a senate campaign. Senator Daniels? Imagine what could have been.
Stormy’s Nickname Is Influenced By Her Love Of Heavy Metal Music
Her earliest adult film listing on IMDB is for 2000’s Big Busted Goddesses of Las Vegas. Some publications list Stormy as “retired” from adult videos, though she has been directing films for Wicked Pictures since 2004. She also has a noteworthy cameo in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. As for the origin of her name? “I am such a huge Motley Crue fan,” Stormy said on the archived FAQ part of her old website.
“I wanted my cool new nickname to have some connection to the band. I did not like any of their names, but the bassist Nikki Sixx has a son named Storm. Perfect. Besides, Stormy just kind of fits.” The ‘Daniels’ came from seeing an ad for Jack Daniels, though Stormy said in 2002 that she wasn’t much of a drinker.