Stormy Daniels Says She Stayed Silent on Trump Out of Fear

The pornographic film star Stephanie Clifford told “60 Minutes” that she struck a $130,000 deal for her silence about an alleged affair with Donald J. Trump in the final days of the 2016 campaign because she was worried about her safety and that of her young daughter.

That concern, she told “60 Minutes” in an interview broadcast on Sunday night, was based on a threat she received in 2011 from a man who approached her in Las Vegas. She said the threat came after she sold her story about Mr. Trump for $15,000 to Bauer Publishing, which finally published the interview in its magazine InTouch early this year. Bauer had initially decided not to run it after Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, threatened to sue.

“I was in a parking lot going to a fitness class with my infant daughter,” she told the “60 Minutes” correspondent and CNN host Anderson Cooper. “And a guy walked up on me and said to me, ‘Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.’ And he leaned round and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl, it would be a shame if something happened to her mom.”

Ms. Clifford said she did not go to the police after the threat, but when, years later, a lawyer came to her with an offer brokered by Mr. Cohen in the final days of the presidential campaign, she took it because, “I was concerned for my family and their safety.”

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Jazz Paw 4 minutes ago
This story is pathetic. She had mercy sex with him exactly once. She wasn’t coerced. She just did it because he kind of asked. This “affair”…

New World 4 minutes ago
I watched the stupid interview and took a hot shower !!!

New World 5 minutes ago
The sad part is we had a Stormy party tonight.A few friends got together to smoke pot, drink wine and watch the stupid interviewWe had chile…

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Ms. Clifford said she did not go to the police after the threat, but when, years later, a lawyer came to her with an offer brokered by Mr. Cohen in the final days of the presidential campaign, she took it because, “I was concerned for my family and their safety.” MiamiTight.com

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