Fri, 01/26/2018 - 18:25
When the Wall Street Journal reported two weeks ago that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen had arranged a $130,000 payment to former adult film actress Stormy Daniels to stop her from sharing the story of a brief affair she had with Trump, many speculated that the story would quickly be overshadowed by the unceasing White House news cycle.
But here we are: It's nearly February, and we're still talking about Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. A week after In Touch Magazine published an interview with Daniels - her first national TV interview - that it had conducted back in 2011, where she dished on her encounter with Trump, Inside Edition sat down with the actress for a wide-ranging interview...
One of Daniels's friends who spoke with IE said Daniels joked after her tryst with Trump that he "chased her around his hotel room in his tightie-whities..."
Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels, and Cohen has said reports that he facilitated a payoff on behalf of his boss are "completely false."
Daniels - who will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Jan. 30, the day Trump is set to deliver the State of the Union - says she's been overwhelmed by the fame, and that she has received death threats...
"Basically everyone who has ever had my phone number ever has texted or called," she said.
While trying to ride out the scandal while living in the small Texas town where she lives with her husband and daughter. She says she has hired security following the threats.
She added that she's "definitely very surprised with the size of the story, and also very surprised at how much stuff is just completely made up about me."
"The big misconception is that I'm stupid, or that I'm greedy, or an opportunist or an attention... I can’t say that word, but you-know-what," Daniels said on the program. "People are saying I dated this person or that person and I've never heard of this person."