Who is Stormy Daniels, the adult film star at the center of a legal dispute with Donald Trump, in the United States?

Ambitious, visibly endowed with a strong personality, Stormy Daniels has also paid the price for her notoriety, with a number of derogatory comments on social networks. The best known being the one with which the Republican president at the time and as such the most powerful man in the world decked her out in 2018: “Horse face”.

Stephanie Clifford, her real name was raised by her mother after her parents divorced, she recounts in a book that she was neglected by her family and sexually abused at age nine by an older man. She turns very young to striptease then plays in X movies.

Actress, director and screenwriter, she made a name for herself in the world of pornography, which awarded her several prizes.

Meeting with Trump

In the summer of 2006, Stormy Daniels crossed paths with Donald Trump, in the idyllic setting of a luxury resort in Nevada, during a golf tournament. The actress has just made an appearance in the comedy “40 years old, still a virgin” by Judd Apatow. Donald Trump has just had a baby boy with his wife Melania.

According to the account given by the actress, he notices her, invites her to dinner in his suite where he welcomes her in his pajamas on his sofa. She assures that they then had a sexual relationship, he denies it.

What is proven is that Stormy Daniels received $130,000, just before the 2016 presidential election, to remain silent. And it is this payment which is at the center of the case which makes the former president tremble, the justice of the State of New York suspecting him of having violated the law on the financing of electoral campaigns. Once the transaction was revealed in 2018, the actress began to tour television sets and asked the courts to cancel the confidentiality agreement she signed.

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On CBS’s “60 Minutes” show, she says she wants to set the record straight. First of all, she is not a “victim”, she underlines. And while she says she wasn’t attracted to him that night in Nevada, their relationship was consensual. The actress is also lucid about the promises he would have made to her regarding a role in the hit show “The Apprentice”. Was it a way to lure her to him?

” Obviously. I am not blind. But at the same time, maybe it can work, ”she calmly says, saying that she saw in this relationship a potential transaction.

In the very public tussle that pitted her against the president, Stormy Daniels didn’t hesitate to hit back one by one on Twitter, responding to the invective with a biting wit. She thus again drew the nickname she chose for him: “Tiny”, or “Little thing”, in reference to his male anatomy.

Even if the affair surely made her persona non grata with many Donald Trump fans, this notoriety does not seem to displease the one who had considered running for the United States Senate in 2010.

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