Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump sextape
Stephanie Gregory Clifford (born March 17, 1979) is an American pornographic actress, screenwriter, and director best known by her stage name Stormy Daniels and also known as Stormy Waters and simply Stormy. She is a member of the NightMoves, AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame. In 2009, a recruitment effort led her to consider challenging incumbent David Vitter for the 2010 Senate election in her native Louisiana.
Daniels was born as Stephanie Gregory Clifford in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Daniels’ parents divorced when she was four. She was subsequently raised by her mother. Daniels has said of her childhood that she “came from an average, lower-income household…there [were] days without electricity”.
Daniels began stripping at age 17 at a club in Baton Rouge, then expanded to become a feature entertainer with Continental Theatrical Agency in September 2000. She chose her stage name to reflect her love of Mötley Crüe, whose bassist, Nikki Sixx, named his daughter Storm. Since she is from Louisiana, she chose the last name “Daniels” after seeing a Jack Daniel’s advertisement that read “a Southern favorite.” While working as a feature she met Devon Michaels, who was doing lesbian scenes in a pair of upcoming movies – one for Wicked Pictures and one for Sin City – and invited Daniels to accompany her. Daniels accompanied Michaels to her Wicked shoot, where she met Brad Armstrong and co-starred with Michaels in her Sin City scene, American Girls Part 2. Afterwards, Armstrong invited Daniels to stay with him where she continued doing lesbian-only scenes.
In July 2002, she was cast as the lead in a feature film for Wicked Pictures called Heat, where she did her first heterosexual sex scene, and, in September of the same year, she signed an exclusive contract with Wicked. In 2004, she won the Best New Starlet Award from Adult Video News, which was a complete surprise to Daniels, as she was so sure Jesse Jane would win she made a $500 bet with another porn starlet. She has directed for Wicked since 2004.
Daniels was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame on January 18, 2014 and was inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame on April 16, 2014. Her directorial work that year earned fourteen AVN Award nominations including a nomination for Best Safe Sex Scene for her performance with Brendon Miller in François Clousot’s First Crush.
Daniels appeared in an episode of Real Sex where she is seen participating in 2001 Miss Nude Great Plains Contest. In early 2007 she appeared in Dirt on the FX Network, where she played a stripper who helps to set up a basketball player played by Rick Fox. Later in 2007 Daniels appeared in Maroon 5‘s music video for their song “Wake Up Call” as a pole dancer. She appears in the film The 40-Year-Old Virgin when the main character (Steve Carell) watches her in the video Space Nuts: Episode 69—Unholy Union and then tries dreaming about her.
A group of fans attempted to recruit Daniels to run against Republican Senator David Vitter in Louisiana in 2010. The recruitment process was centered around the website DraftStormy.com. On May 21, 2009, she formed an exploratory committee. Daniels was unaffiliated with any party until April 2010 when she declared herself as a Republican. She made several listening tours around Louisiana to focus on the economy, as well as women in business and child protection and stated that if elected, she would likely retire from the adult industry. In August, 2009, her campaign manager’s car was blown up. She announced on April 15, 2010 that she would not be running for Senate, saying she could not afford a run for the Senate seat and stating that the media never took her candidacy seriously.
Daniels has a daughter (born in January 2011) with her former boyfriend Glendon Crain.
Alleged affair with Donald Trump
According to reporting in The Wall Street Journal, Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money in October 2016, shortly before the presidential election, to deny having had an affair with Trump in 2006. The Wall Street Journal elaborated that the payment was done via a private company established in Delaware by Cohen that month to a representative of Daniels. At the time, Clifford was reportedly in talks to share her account with Good Morning America and Slate. Cohen has denied the existence of an affair on behalf of Trump; he also produced a letter allegedly signed by Daniels denying the affair and the payment of hush money.
The Daily Beast was also in talks with Daniels “after three sources—including fellow porn star Alana Evans—told The Daily Beast that Daniels and Trump were involved. Daniels ultimately backed out on Nov. 3, just five days before the 2016 election.”
CNN reported that Fox News reporter Diana Falzone had in October 2016 written an article about Daniels and Trump that Fox News never published. It included Daniels’ then-manager Gina Rodriguez alleging on-the-record about a sexual relationship between the duo. CNN also reported that “Falzone had even seen emails about a settlement” between Daniels and Trump.
On January 17, 2018, In Touch Weekly published excerpts of a 2011 interview of Daniels alleging a 2006 extramarital affair with Trump. The magazine describes her account as being supported by a polygraph and corroborated with both her friend and her ex-husband. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen claimed that this interview was untrue and already published in October 24, 2011 in Life & Style magazine. However, The Daily Beast described the interviews as “hardly identical”, noting that Daniels had declined to comment to Life & Style, while the In Touch Weekly interview had direct quotes from Daniels.
The next day, Mother Jones reported that in 2009, as Daniels was considering running to become the Senator for Louisiana, she had identified Trump as a potential campaign donor to a political consultant, and also described details of a sexual relationship with Trump. That consultant discussed Daniels’ revelations to another consultant in emails Mother Jones obtained and published.
Originally posted 2018-01-24 23:49:50.