Who is Stormy Daniels and what is her relationship with Donald Trump?
Donald Trump is facing criminal charges for his involvement in paying hush money to Stormy Daniels. Who is she and what is her relationship to Trump?
Donald Trump became the first former president to be charged with a crime on Thursday. The Manhattan grand jury voted to indict him in the Stormy Daniels case. The 45th US president will be indicted for his role in the alleged payment of money to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.
Who is Stormy Daniels?
Stormy Daniels, whose official name is Stephanie Clifford, is an adult-film actress, screenwriter, and director, originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Horses were her main interest and hobby, according to a New York Times article. She supported herself financially by working in strip clubs, starting in high school.
After several years, she began appearing in and directing pornographic films, using a pseudonym derived from the name Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Six gave his daughter, Storm, as well as his preference for Jack Daniel’s whiskey.
The relationship between Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump
According to The Guardian, Daniels met Trump in 2006 at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, California, where she was hired to greet the competitors. Stormy has recounted that a Trump bodyguard invited her to dinner, and that they later had sex in his hotel room despite the fact that he was married to Melania Trump. Daniels has also said they kept in touch for a while because he offered her a role on his reality show ‘The Celebrity Apprentice.’
Stormy claims that she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, a year after he married Melania. For his part, Trump has denied the relationship between the two. According to the case filed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, made a $130,000 payment to Daniels on behalf of the former president.
According to Cohen’s testimony, the payment was to cover up the affair Trump allegedly had with her. With the payment, it was hoped that the news would not come to light so as not to harm his 2016 presidential candidacy.