Stormy Daniels manager: She ‘is going to tell her story’
A manager for Stormy Daniels said Wednesday that the former adult film star is “going to tell her story” about an alleged affair with President Trump.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, in recent weeks has avoided answering questions about her past claims of a sexual relationship with Trump. Media scrutiny has intensified following a report that Daniels was paid in 2016 not to talk about the alleged affair.
But her manager, Gina Rodriguez, said that Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer for Trump, violated the terms of a nondisclosure agreement with Daniels when he disclosed this week that he paid the actress $130,000 of his own money.
“Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story,” Rodriguez said, according to CNN.
Rodriguez’s comments came after The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Clifford now believes she is free to discuss her alleged 2005 encounter with Trump.
In a statement provided to The New York Times on Tuesday, Cohen acknowledged that he paid Clifford $130,000 of his own money shortly before the 2016 presidential election.
“Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” Cohen said in a statement to the Times. “The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.”
The Wall Street Journal reported last month that Cohen had paid Daniels to buy her silence about the alleged affair with Trump. Trump denies Daniels’s claim of a sexual encounter.
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