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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSMiami) — The porn star who alleges she had an affair with President Donald Trump claims she was threatened after she sold her story in 2011.
Stormy Daniels – whose real name is Stephanie Clifford – says she was in a Las Vegas parking lot on her way to a fitness class with her young daughter when a man approached.
“A guy walked up on me and said to me, ‘Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.’ And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom,” said Daniels during a ’60 Minutes’ interview that aired Sunday on CBS.
“The president doesn’t believe that any of the claims that Mrs. Daniels made last night in the interview are accurate,” said Deputy White House Press Secretary Raj Shah on Monday.
The magazine story did not run and Clifford was never paid the $15 thousand she was promised.
Clifford says she had consensual sex with Trump one time after meeting him at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in 2006.
“He was like, “Wow, you-you are special. You remind me of my daughter,” said Daniels.
Daniels’s attorney Michael Avenatti spoke on CBS This Morning.
“Isn’t it interesting the president will tweet on anything mundane but he hasn’t tweeted about my client and the $130 thousand. You know why? Because it’s true,” said Avenatti.
President Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, has threatened to sue Clifford for twenty million dollars for violating a non-disclosure agreement she signed a week and a half before the 2016 election. Cohen paid her $130 thousand. Cohen says neither the Trump organization nor campaign was involved in paying Daniels. His attorney added President Trump himself did not reimburse Cohen, but called the president a third party beneficiary.
“That’s to protect reputation. family. business. That’s what that payment is for. it has nothing to do with running for president,” said David Schwartz, Michael Cohen’s Attorney.
Clifford’s attorney is seeking to have the agreement voided because President Trump did not sign it.
CBS News has learned President Trump had dinner with Cohen Saturday night at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.