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Stormy Daniels gets key to Calif. city

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Stormy Daniels is a hero — at least in the eyes of the people of West Hollywood. Residents and fans crowded Santa Monica Boulevard on Wednesday to see the adult-film star (nee Stephanie Clifford) be presented with a key to the city.

WeHo Mayor John Duran presided over the ceremony held Wednesday outside of sex-toy shop Chi Chi LaRue (naturally), and dubbed May 23 as Stormy Daniels Day. The city government shared a Facebook post explaining the choice to honor Daniels, who has alleged she had an affair with President Trump and was paid to keep it quiet.

“In these politicall­y tumultuous times, Stormy Daniels has proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidati­on from the current Administra­tion,” it says.

Daniels showed up in a black dress to accept the honor.

“I’m not really sure what the key opens,” Daniels said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “I hope it’s the wine cellar.”

Daniels’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, now a bona fide celeb in his own right, came along for the ceremony. He later tweeted about the fete, using Trump’s own catchphras­e to troll him: “Thank you @WeHoCity @JohnDuran for a tremendous @stormydani­els Day and a great event! The crowd was YUGE!”

 ?? ROBYN BECK/AFP/GETTY IMAGES ?? Mayor John Duran, left, presents the key to Stormy Daniels.
ROBYN BECK/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Mayor John Duran, left, presents the key to Stormy Daniels.

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