In a new interview with 60 Minutes, Stormy Daniels detailed how people — who she believes were with Donald Trump — made physical threats against her shortly after she gave her 2011 interview with In Touch. At the time, the adult film star — real name: Stephanie Clifford — was going to a fitness class with her daughter, who was an infant at the time. She said someone approached her and told her to leave the Trump story alone before making a threat involving her young daughter.
While sitting down with Anderson Cooper, she said that a man — whom she has never seen again — took a glance at her child and told her it was a beautiful little girl and “it would be a shame if something were to happen to her mother.” Though Stormy said she never saw the man again, the incident was unsettling, and she knows “without a doubt” that she would be able to recognize the unidentified man.
In the interview, Stormy insisted that she took the $130,000 “hush money” in order to protect her daughter and her family. She said she felt that by signing the agreement, it would keep the story out of the news by the time her daughter was old enough to comprehend what was going on. She said she signed the agreement hastily in order to protect herself and her family from what she believed to be threats by Trump’s camp, and cited the relatively low sum for her silence as proof that she was living in fear, rather than seeking monetary gain.
This story is still developing.