It seems like there are new salacious reports about Donald Trump every day, but this might be the most shocking one yet. A Wall Street Journal exposé was published on Jan. 12, alleging that the president had an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2006, one year after marrying wife Melania Trump. The report claims that just before the 2016 election, Stormy signed a non-disclosure agreement after $130,000 was paid to her by the president's lawyer Michael Cohen. The White House denied the story, saying “These are old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election.” Read on to learn more about the woman at the center of the controversy.
What has Stormy Daniels said about the allegations?
Stormy has not spoken directly to any news outlets, but Cohen released a statement from her, dated two days before the story came out. "My involvement with Donald Trump was limited to a few public appearances and nothing more," she wrote. "When I met Donald Trump, he was gracious, professional and a complete gentleman to me and EVERYONE in my presence. Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false. If indeed I did have a relationship with Donald Trump, trust me, you wouldn't be reading about in the news, you would be reading about it in my book. But the fact of the matter is, these stories are not true."
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Who is Alana Evans?
Alana Evans was a friend and colleague of Stormy's in the porn industry. She confirmed the allegations and revealed to The Daily Beast that she was invited to their romp. Alana said she ran into Stormy in Nevada, where Stormy allegedly met Trump during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at the Edgewood Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada.
“Stormy said she met Donald Trump and then tells me about the golf tournament and how she’s supposed to hang out with him later that night, and she invited me," explains Alana. "Stormy said Donald knew exactly who she was and wanted to meet her.” Later on, Stormy tried again to get Alana to join. "Stormy calls me four or five times, by the last two phone calls she’s with Donald [Trump] and I can hear him, and he’s talking through the phone to me saying, ‘Oh come on Alana, let’s have some fun! Let’s have some fun! Come to the party, we’re waiting for you.’ And I was like, ‘OMG it’s Donald Trump!’ Men like him scare me because they have so much power and this was way before his presidential nomination. So I bailed on them and turned my phone off."
"[The next day] She tells me, ‘All I’m going to say is: I ended up with Donald in his hotel room. Picture him chasing me around his hotel room in his tighty-whities.’ I was like, ‘Oh I really didn’t need to hear that!’ Then she said he offered her keys to his condos in Florida, and I was like, ‘Wow guess you had a good night,’ and that was the last we ever spoke of it.”
What is Stormy Daniels' real name?
Stormy's given name is Stephanie Clifford, but all of her work, both in porn and in film, are under her stage name. Stormy appeared in hundreds of XXX videos, as well as Judd Apatow movies The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up in bit parts.
What is Stormy Daniels' net worth?
Stormy is worth $4 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com. She's one of the best-known porn stars, as well as a director, so she's still raking in the dough from her adult career!