Porn star who alleged Trump affair: I can now tell my story
NEW YORK — Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom President Donald Trump’s personal attorney acknowledged paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss her alleged sexual encounter with Trump, her man- ager said Wednesday.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, believes that Trump attorney Michael Cohen invali- dated a nondisclosure agree- ment after two news stories were published Tuesday: One, in which Cohen told The New York Times that he made the six-figure payment with his personal funds, and another in the Daily Beast, which reported that Cohen was shopping a book proposal that would touch on Daniels’ story, said the manager, Gina Rodriguez. ited liability company in Delaware formed by Cohen made the six-figure payment to Daniels to keep her from discussing the affair during the presidential campaign.
Cohen said Tuesday the payment was made with his “Everything is off now, own money, and that “neiand Stormy is going to tell ther the Trump Organization her story,” Rodriguez said. nor the Trump campaign
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Stormy Daniels is an adult film actress.