Stormy Daniels: Rape survivors have told me I inspired them to file charges
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Adult-film star Stormy Daniels said Sunday that she is regularly approached by rape survivors who tell her that she inspired them to file charges against their alleged aggressors.

Daniels became a fixture in national headlines after she went public with allegations of a 2006 affair with President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short MORE. She has said the sexual affair was consensual.


During her interview with New York Magazine's The Cut that was published Sunday, Daniels spoke about women who come to her shows promoting anti-Trump messages.

"Now if you go to one of my shows, it’s large groups of women, oftentimes in homemade matching Stormy shirts," she said. "They are loud, and they’re angry. They’re like, 'F--- Trump.' Or they’re crying."

"People are grabbing me and giving me money, and then later they’re sharing their personal stories — women are saying, 'I was molested' or 'I was raped, and you’ve given me the inspiration to file charges against my boss,'" she added.

Trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen recently pleaded guilty to eight federal counts, one of which was related to a $130,000 payment to Daniels that he made in exchange for her silence about the alleged affair ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen implicated Trump during his guilty plea, saying he made the payment at the direction of a federal candidate who later became president.

Daniels later said she felt "vindicated" by his guilty plea because it proved she was not lying about the payment. She has filed a lawsuit against Trump and Cohen to nullify the nondisclosure agreement she signed.

Daniels told New York Magazine that she does not want her story to be part of the "Me Too" movement.

"No one forced me. I’m not a victim," she said. "It’s really annoying. It takes power away from the people who’ve been assaulted or raped or sexual-harassed by their boss."

She added that she does not consider herself a feminist.

In her recently-published book "Full Disclosure" she describes her affair with Trump in graphic detail. He has denied her account.