Porn-star-turned-First-mistress Stormy Daniels is back in the news again after it was revealed that the one-time adult film star has sued President Donald Trump, claiming he never signed the non-disclosure that accompanied the $130,000 she was paid in order to keep quiet about their affair. (In 2011, prior to signing the NDA, Stormy — real name: Stephanie Clifford — opened up to In Touch about her affair with the then-Apprentice star.)
In the lawsuit, Stormy is claiming that Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, signed the legally binding document instead of the President, rendering it useless and invalid; should her lawsuit be successful, she’ll be able to speak openly about her 2006 affair, which began shortly after Melania gave birth to their son, Barron.
Stormy’s only interview about the affair — which was later corroborated by two of her personal friends and confirmed with a polygraph — the 38-year-old admitted to In Touch that she didn’t know what compelled her to have sex with Trump. The two had their “textbook-generic” sex after meeting at a celebrity fundraiser in Lake Tahoe. He later invited her to his hotel room.
“Then he asked me if I wanted to have dinner that night. And I was like, ‘Yeah, of course!’” she told In Touch. Stormy, dressed up to go out on the town, arrived at Trump’s hotel room, where she says she was greeted by a bodyguard named Keith, who let her inside. Stormy claims Trump was sprawled on the couch watching TV, wearing pajama pants. “We ended up having dinner in the room,” she revealed to In Touch.
At one point, Stormy told In Touch, she excused herself to go to the bathroom. “When I came out, he was sitting on the bed and he was like, ‘Come here.’ And I was like, ‘Ugh, here we go.’ And we started kissing.” After having sex, Stormy said, “We hung out for a little while and he just kept saying, ‘I’m gonna call you, I’m gonna call you. I have to see you again. You’re amazing. We have to get you on The Apprentice.’”
Initially, Stormy not only denied the affair but also denied that she was the recipient of hush money. However, Cohen later admitted that he paid Stormy “hush money,” saying he paid out of his own pocket.
In the two years since Cohen gave the initial payment to Stormy, a new report from the Wall Street Journal claims that the initial wire transfer was flagged as “suspicious” by Cohen’s bank. Additionally, some Democrats are arguing that the payment may be illegal.
This story is still developing.