- Bombshell 60 Minutes episode aired late on Sunday due to March Madness
- Duke and Kansas went into overtime in Elite Eight matchup
- But transcript of Stormy Daniels interview was released at 7pm sharp
60 Minutes has been scooped on its own highly anticipated interview with the porn star Stormy Daniels due to an unexpected March Madness overtime.
CBS was set to air the interview at 7pm on its flagship program, but was forced to delay the episode by more than 30 minutes when Duke and Kansas went into overtime in the Elite Eight.
Nevertheless, the full transcript of the interview had been distributed under embargo to rival news organizations. The embargo lifted at 7pm sharp, overtime game or no.
Kansas won 85-81 in overtime.
Daniels claimed in the interview that she had been threatened in 2011 while in a parking lot with her infant daughter to discourage her from discussing the relationship.
CBS was set to air the interview at 7pm on its flagship program, but was forced to delay the episode by more than 20 minutes when Duke and Kansas went into overtime
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, told 60 Minutes that she was on her way to a fitness class with her child when an unknown man approached her, according to a transcript of the interview released on Sunday.
‘And 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.’ And then he was gone,’ Daniels said.
Daniels sued the president on March 6, stating Trump never signed an agreement for her to keep quiet about an ‘intimate’ relationship between them.
Daniels’ appearance represented back to back trouble for Trump after an interview broadcast last week on CNN with former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who described a 10-month long affair with Trump starting in 2006.
Trump would have been married to his wife, Melania, during both the alleged extramarital relationships.
The first lady accompanied him this weekend to his Florida golf club.
Trump returned to the White House on Sunday but a White House spokeswoman said Melania stayed behind as is her tradition during their son’s school holiday.