Stormy Daniels joins 'Celebrity Big Brother'
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Adult-film star Stormy Daniels, a fixture in headlines this year over her claims of an affair with President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE, will be joining the new season of the U.K. reality TV show "Celebrity Big Brother" starting Thursday.

This season of "Celebrity Big Brother" is set to revolve around redemption, sources told British tabloid The Sun, which first reported Daniels would join the cast. The celebrities will be asking "viewers for forgiveness for past scandals," the Sun reported. 


Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is currently in the midst of multiple lawsuits against the the president and his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen. She claims that Cohen gave her $130,000 as "hush money" in exchange for her silence about the alleged affair with Trump. She also is suing the president and Cohen for defamation.

Cohen's $130,000 nondisclosure payment to Daniels came just weeks before the 2016 election and is now the subject of a criminal investigation in New York.

Daniels has spoken very publicly about her alleged interactions with the president more than a decade ago, even claiming to CNN's Anderson Cooper that she spanked him with a magazine as a joke. Her lawyer Michael Avenatti has become an anti-Trump regular in the media, with scores of appearances on broadcast television and radio shows. 

Avenatti now says he's exploring a 2020 run for the White House himself.

Daniels will be the second figure associated with Trump to join "Celebrity Big Brother."

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman joined the show at the beginning of 2018, though she did not emerge a winner. It was on "Celebrity Big Brother" that Manigault-Newman first revealed she was considering writing a "tell-all" about her time in the Trump White House.

"I'm thinking of writing a tell-all sometime," she said on the show. "[Trump's] going to come after me with everything he has. Like, I'm going up against a kazillionaire. So I'll probably end up in court for the next ... but I have to tell my truth." 

"I'm tired of being muted," she said. 

Manigault-Newman over the past week has gone on a media tour to promote her new book "Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House," which features multiple multiple shocking claims, including allegations that Trump has used a racial slur and paid Manigault-Newman "hush money" so she would keep quiet about her time in the administration.