Stormy Daniels is denying an alleged affair between herself and President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East MORE, according to a new statement from the adult film star confirmed by The Associated Press.

"The fact of the matter is that each party to this alleged affair denied its existence in 2006, 20011, 2016, 2017, and now again in 2018. I am not denying this affair because I was paid 'hush money' as has been reported in overseas owned tabloids. I am denying this affair because it never happened," the adult film actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, wrote in a statement shared by a BuzzFeed reporter on Tuesday.

The AP later confirmed with Clifford's lawyer that the statement was authentic.

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The Wall Street Journal first reported that President Trump's personal lawyer paid the actress $130,000 in October 2016 to stay quiet about the alleged affair, one month before the presidential election. 

Clifford's statement came just hours before the adult film star is set to appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on ABC.

Trump's lawyer has "vehemently" denied the Journal's report.

Clifford said in a 2011 interview with In Touch magazine that the affair took place with Trump at Lake Tahoe in 2006, just one year after Trump had married now-first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Pollsters: White college-educated women to decide if Dems capture House Melania spokeswoman calls for boycott of TI over video The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump sends Pompeo to meet Saudi king | How Trump could work with a Dem House | Trump heads to Florida to view hurricane damage MORE

The magazine said it had verified her account of the episode with friends and that Clifford had taken a lie detector test.