New York Daily News
Stormy reveals: I gave Trump a sex spanking Hooked up once, thought — ‘Ugh, here we go’ Stranger threatened me & tot, ordered silence
PORN STAR Stormy Daniels confirmed Sunday that she broke Donald Trump down by spanking his bottom with a magazine featuring his face on the cover — and had sex with him only once.
Daniels, in a highly anticipated, wide-ranging interview with “60 Minutes,” also revealed that when news of the sexcapade surfaced before Trump ran for President, she was threatened by a mystery man in a Las Vegas parking lot as she held her infant daughter.
After agreeing to a dinner date in Trump’s Lake Tahoe hotel suite in 2006, Daniels said the future leader of the free world broke the ice with her by turning around and dropping his pants.
Daniels, 39, said Trump had tried to impress her by showing her a magazine with his picture on the cover. The only cover Trump appeared on that year was Forbes.
“‘Does, just, you know, talking about yourself normally work?’ ” Daniels said she asked Trump. “And I was like, ‘Someone should take that magazine and spank you with it.’ And I’ll never forget the look on his face.
“I don’t think anyone’s ever spoken to him like that, especially, you know, a young woman who looked like me,” Daniels said. “And I said, you know, ‘Give me that,’ and I just remember him going, ‘You wouldn’t.’ ‘Hand it over.’ And — so he did, and I was like, ‘Turn around, drop ’em.’ ”
“You told Donald Trump to turn around and take off his pants?” correspondent Anderson Cooper asked.
“He turned around and pulled his pants down a little — you know, had underwear on and stuff, and I just gave him a couple swats,” Daniels said. “And from that moment on, he was a completely different person.”
Daniels went on to describe having sex with Trump that night, even though she was not physically attracted to him, and regretted putting herself in the position of being alone with him in his hotel room.
“I was like, ‘Ugh, here we go,’ ” she said. “And I just felt like maybe — it was sort of — I had it coming for making a bad decision for going to someone’s room alone and I just heard the voice in my head, ‘Well, you put yourself in a bad situation and bad things happen, so you deserve this.’ ”
Daniels, then 27, said the tryst was consensual. She said Trump, then 60, did not wear a condom, and she did not ask him to. Daniels also said that during that dinner Trump said she reminded him of his daughter, presumably a reference to Ivanka Trump.
“You are special. You remind me of my daughter,” he said, according to Daniels. “You’re smart and beautiful, and a woman to be reckoned with, and I like you. I like you.”
Daniels said Trump, now 71, also told her that he and his wife, Melania, did not share a bedroom.
“Don’t worry about that,” Trump said, according to her. “We don’t even — we have separate rooms and stuff.”
She said Trump dangled the idea of an appearance on “The Apprentice” to keep her interested in him. Daniels said they never had sex again, although he tried to, coming on to her strongly after a meeting a year later during which they watched a documentary about shark attacks.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said she never got the opportunity to appear on “The Apprentice.”
She also told Cooper that several years later, after a magazine interview about the tryst, she was threatened by a mystery man as she went to a gym.
“A guy walked up on me and said to me, ‘Leave Trump alone. Forget the story,’ ” Daniels said. “And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.’ ” The disturbing confrontation came after Daniels had done a lengthy interview with InTouch magazine about her alleged sex romp with Trump. The interview was never published because Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen (photo) threatened to sue the gossip magazine. Daniels said she never reported the threat to police because she was terrified. “I was rattled,” she said. “I remember going into the workout class and my hands are shaking so much.” “I was afraid I was going to drop her,” she added of her daughter. After the broadcast, a lawyer for Cohen disputed Daniels’ claim that “an alleged thug” threatened her. “In truth, Mr. Cohen had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with any such person or incident, and does not even believe that any such person exists, or that such incident ever occurred,” the lawyer, Brent Blakely, told Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti in a letter.
Daniels said the CBS interview did not violate a nondisclosure agreement she signed with Cohen before the 2016 election because Trump never signed it. She confirmed she was paid $130,000 and said she rejected much more money to tell her story.
“I didn’t want to kiss and tell and be labeled all the things that I’m being labeled now,” Daniels said. “I didn’t want to take away from the legitimate and legal, I’d like to point out, career that I’ve worked very hard to establish. And most importantly, I did not want my family and my child exposed to all the things that she’s being exposed to right now. Because everything that I was afraid of coming out has come out anyway, and guess what? I don’t have a million dollars.”
The “Good Will Humping” actress has of-
He was like, ‘Wow, you — you are special. You remind me of my daughter. I like you.’
fered to return the money. Cohen admitted last month that he made the payment, and told Vanity Fair he was doing what any lawyer would do for a high-profile client.
But Brooklyn Law School Dean Nicholas Allard said Cohen is in an “ethical box.”
“An attorney is not able to operate as a free agent,” Allard told the Daily News. “He must have the informed consent of their client in representing them. An attorney just can’t go out and act and make decisions on behalf of his client without getting their consent. That’s legal ethics rule No. 1. Apparently Mr. Cohen missed that class.”
Allard also said it’s “highly unlikely” Cohen and Trump would be able to enforce the nondisclosure agreement in light of Daniels’ going on “60 Minutes” because it’s “astonishing how poor the quality of the NDA is and how poor the lawyering is on behalf of the President.”
Daniels had denied several times that she slept with Trump, but she said she lied in her denials because she felt she had no other choice.
“I was concerned for my family and their safety,” she said.
Fifteen months after she signed the nondisclosure agreement, news of the tryst — and the hush money — came out in a Wall Street Journal article.
Since then, Avenatti has lashed out at the Trump team for intimidating his client.
“This is about the coverup,” Avenatti said. “This is about the extent that Mr. Cohen and the President have gone to intimidate this woman, to silence her, to threaten her and to put her under their thumb. It is thuggish behavior from people in power. And it has no place in American democracy.”
Daniels was clear that she did not want to be mistaken for part of the #MeToo movement.
“I am not a victim,” she said. “I’ve never said I was a victim.”
So he turned around and pulled his pants down a little — you know had underwear on and stuff and I just gave him a couple swats.
Were you COOPER: physically attracted to him?
COOPER: Not at all?