According to the Wall Street Journal, President Donald Trump’s lawyer allegedly paid adult entertainer Stormy Daniels (real name: Stephanie Clifford) $130,000 to keep quiet about their affair — which they both currently deny. However, before President Trump's lawyer could get to her, Stormy opened up to an In Touch reporter about her 2006 affair with our current controversial. In the 2011 interview — which can be read in its entirety here — the 38-year-old claimed Trump never told her not to tell anyone about their multiple encounters.
“He didn’t seem worried about it. He was kind of arrogant,” she said at the time. “It did occur to me, ‘That’s a really stupid move on your part.’ And it’s not like I went around and told anybody. No one ever really knew.”
Stormy told In Touch that she met the then-reality star at the American Century celebrity golf tournament in July 2006. The 71-year-old later came to the gift lounge sponsored by her adult film company, Wicked Pictures; there, they posed for pictures and he invited her out to dinner. Though Stormy said she was dressed up to go out, she arrived at his hotel room and never left. “We ended up having dinner in the room,” she revealed. 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.’” The two eventually had sex, she said, which she described as “textbook generic.”
Earlier this month, Stormy signed a letter stating, “I recently became aware that certain news outlets are alleging that I had a sexual and/or romantic affair with Donald Trump many, many, many years ago. I am stating with complete clarity that this is absolutely false.” She added that the president is “gracious, professional, and a complete gentleman.” However, at the time of In Touch's interview, Stormy not only took and subsequently passed a polygraph test, but she also had her story corroborated by close friend Randy Spears and her ex-husband Mike Moz (who also passed polygraphs).
In the Jan. 10 letter, Stormy also wrote, “Rumors I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false.” However, the Wall Street Journal has since reported that both Stormy and Trump’s lawyers used pseudonyms to make the alleged transaction.
Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen released a statement on the president’s behalf dismissing the affair. “President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence, as has Ms. Daniels,” Cohen said. When reached for comment by In Touch Weekly, Stormy Daniels did not reply.