Adult film actress Stormy Daniels has issued another statement denying her alleged 2006 affair with President Donald Trump. Daniels—whose real name is Stephanie Clifford—already denied the tryst when the Wall Street Journal published a report on it earlier this month.
“Over the past few weeks I have been asked countless times to comment on reports of an alleged sexual relationship I had with Donald Trump many, many, many years ago,” Daniels said in the statement. “The fact of the matter is that each party to this alleged affair denied its existence in 2006, 2011, 2016, 2017 and now again in 2018. I am not denying the affair because I was paid ‘hush money’ as has been reported in overseas owned tabloids. I am denying this affair because it never happened.”
Stormy Daniels (going on Kimmel tonight after Trump's State of the Union) issues a new statement saying she is denying having an affair with Trump not because of a settlement but because “it never happened.”— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) January 30, 2018
She would also like you to follow her on Instagram.
From @a_cormier_ pic.twitter.com/J11O3WGGz3
The WSJ report states that the Trump Organization's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 in hush money just before the 2016 election. The alleged affair took place right after Melania Trump gave birth to Barron, her and Donald's only son. Both Trump and Cohen denied any of this hokum ever occurred.
In her statement, Daniels interestingly name-drops the year 2011, which was when she spoke to In Touch Weekly about the affair in question. Her comments were reportedly even backed up by a polygraph test.
Despite her continued denial, Daniels hasn't made much of an effort to distance herself from the controversy. She's embarked on the "Making America Horny Again" tour, which of course parallels Trump's campaign slogan. Daniels is also set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live right after Trump gives his State of the Union address. Also note how this new statement comes hours before the occasion.