The Stormy Daniels train just keeps on rolling. As if the fact that one of Donald Trump’s lawyers paid the adult film actress $130,000 to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump years ago wasn’t wild enough, there’s the fact that said Trump lawyer has lied at least once about how the money was paid out, first claiming it was his personal money but was then caught asking for a reimbursement from Trump.
Daniels has now sued Trump to null her “hush agreement,” alleging that it is invalid because Trump never signed it himself. As this story develops, more and more people are starting to pay attention to Daniels and her family.
Today, Dallas News spoke to her estranged mother, a Trump supporter, about how she feels about her daughter’s name in the news.
Sheila Gregory, 64, knows Stormy Daniels by her real name, Stephanie Gregory Clifford. She still lives in Baton Rouge, where Daniels grew up. Sheila hasn’t spoken to her daughter in 12 years, which is around the same time that Daniels and Trump’s affair allegedly took place. She claims she doesn’t know why her daughter stopped talking to her, and Daniels has acknowledged in the past that she is estranged from her parents.
Gregory does not approve of Daniels’ career choice. "It hurts me deeply," she said. "My friends all say the same thing: 'I can't believe that is the same sweet child—you took such good care of her.’”
Nevertheless, it doesn’t sound like Sheila has too much of an issue with the man Daniels chose to have an affair with. “If Mr. Trump runs four more times, I would vote for him every time," she said. "I like him. I like the way he handles things. It's time this country is put back where it belongs—taking care of the people here instead of the people who don't belong here."
Daniels’ father, Bill Gregory, 68, now lives in San Diego; he and Sheila separated when Daniels was just three years old. "Obviously, a father doesn't want his daughter to become a porn star," Bill said. "But she's an adult—she can do what she wants to do."
On a related note, it may not just be the Stormy Daniels show soon enough: her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, told BuzzFeed News he’s been contacted by multiple other women with cases against Trump who wish to sue him, and have asked for representation. Avenatti did not reveal who these women are, how many they are, or what they would sue the president for. He also did not confirm nor deny whether they were some of the multiple women who have accused Donald “Grab ‘Em by the Pussy” Trump of sexual assault.