US President Donald Trump’s lawyers are demanding $20 million in damages from porn star Stormy Daniels for violating the non-disclosure deal signed during the 2016 presidential election.
Trump’s lawyers argue that Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, violated the agreement at least 20 times.
Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen had reportedly paid her $130,000 of his own money to Daniels to remain silent. However, President Trump “vehemently denies” the alleged affair.
Daniels first made claims of a sexual relationship with Trump during an interview with InTouch magazine back in 2011. At the time she said Trump did not seem worried she would tell anyone about their affair.
“No. He didn’t seem worried about it,” she told the publication. “He was kind of arrogant. It did occur to me, ‘That’s a really stupid move on your part.’ And it’s not like I went around and told anybody. No one ever really knew.”
On why she decided to open up about the affair, Daniels said: “It’s not something I did come forward with. My friend called me and was like, ‘Hey, so I was having a conversation with somebody and they mentioned…and is it true?’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, well over a year, I talked to him all the time.’ And she was like, ‘You know, he thinks really lowly of girls who…’ She said he said some stuff about somebody else, I have no idea who…it was very derogatory, and that makes me more mad than anything.”
Interestingly, Daniels ins’t the only person working in the adult entertainment industry who has accused Trump of sexual misbehaviour. Three other adult stars — two porn actresses and a centrefold model — have accused Trump of sexual impropriety.