Stormy Daniels may have more than just her words from a 2011 interview to back up past claims of an affair with Donald Trump – she has kept a gold dress from the night of the alleged encounter, according to a report.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, kept the garment from her 2006 rendezvous with then-real estate developer and entertainment figure Donald Trump, the Blast reported.
Sources told the publication the sparkly dress has been kept in pristine condition since Daniels said she partied with Trump in a hotel room in Lake Tahoe.
Now that her attorney says Trump’s longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen has violated a nondisclosure agreement between them, Daniels believes she is now free to talk about her involvement with Trump, her lawyer says.
Stormy Daniels is reportedly ready to spill the beans on her alleged relationship with President Trump, according to The Blast, as her lawyers contend Trump attorney Michael Cohen breached the gag agreement after he disclosed that he had paid out the sum of money himself
During a 2011 interview with InTouch magazine, Daneils describes her visit to Trump’s hotel room in Lake Tahoe, where he was holding a celebrity golf tournament.
‘I was all dressed up because I had just assumed that we were going to go to dinner, but he meant to have dinner in his room,’ she said.
The blast published an image of the sparkly gold dress, which it labeled as ‘Stormy’s dress.’ The report said she planned to have it forensically tested for skin, hair or other material. The report doesn’t say whether she had it cleaned or ever wore it again.
Daniels said of her hotel meeting with Trump, ‘the sex was nothing crazy,’ and previously said: ‘I can definitely describe his junk perfectly, if I ever have to.’
Monica Lewinsky famously kept a blue dress she wore during a sexual encounter with then-President Bill Clinton.
Stormy Daniels wants to have forensic testing done on a dress she says she wore the night of an alleged 20016 hotel get-together with Donald Trump, the Blast reported
President Trump (left) and porn star Stormy Daniels (right) are photographed around the time that Daniels’ has said her affair with the then-businessman and reality TV star began
In 1998, she turned it over to Independent Kennth Starr’s investigators, who did DNA testing to compare a semen stain to blood that was drawn from Clinton in the White House. The dress was used as evidence to corroborate an affair.
Porn star Stormy Daniels is threatening a tell-all after her lawyers told President Donald Trump’s attorney Wednesday that he breached a confidentiality deal by discussing how she was paid $130,000 in hush money.
Daniels is now understood to be seeking a six-figure deal to speak about her relationship with the now president.
The infamous blue dress that Monica Lewinsky wore during an encounter with President Bill Clinton featured in Independent Counsel Kennith Starr’s invesgitation
Monica Lewinsky attends the ‘Be Cool, Be nice’ book launch at House of Lords on November 13, 2017 in London, England
‘Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story,’ her manager Gina Rodriguez said.
The development, first reported by The Blast, opens the way for fresh trouble in the Trump marriage.
Daniels’ attorneys argue that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s admission that he personally paid out $130,000 in hush money to keep the adult actress – real name Stephanie Clifford – silent about her alleged affair with the now-president breaks the 2016 agreement she had previously struck.
Cohen made his comments to the New York Times on Tuesday, saying that ‘Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly.’
Testimony and evidence collected in the Starr probe relating to the president’s affair with Monica Lewinsky became part of impeachment proceedings against him
The fresh revelations to the Stormy Daniels story could further rattle the president’s marriage to first lady Melania Trump (pictured) who the New York Times reported was ‘furious’ when she heard about the initial Wall Street Journal story about the cash payout
‘The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone,’ Cohen also said.
In the past the longtime Trump lawyer has said the president has denied the affair, but wouldn’t confirm or deny the payment.
‘Just because something isn’t true doesn’t mean that it can’t cause you harm or damage. I will always protect Mr. Trump,’ Cohen said Tuesday.
The agreement between Daniels and Cohen, made several weeks before the 2016 presidential election, was that each party was supposed to keep quiet about the alleged affair, and also that they had made the agreement.
Daniels held up her end of the bargain as recently as late last month, during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live when she wouldn’t talk about the incident nor the cash.
The group Common Cause, however, has put pressure on the Trump campaign to explain the origin of the payment by filing a complaint last month with the Department of Justice and the Federal Election Commission.
The group suggested in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Trump appointee, that the payment represented a ‘unreported in-kind contribution to Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.’
The Wall Street Journal, which broke the news about the hush money payment initially, had done a follow-up story that Cohen had used a private Delaware company to make the payment.
The Journal first reported on the cash to Daniels on January 12.
Daniels divulged details about her alleged relationship with Trump during a 2011 interview with In Touch Weekly, which never ran until January 17 of this year.
First lady Melania Trump stayed out of sight in the aftermath of the Wall Street Journal first breaking the story that President Trump’s personal lawyer paid Daniels the hush money
The adult film actress said she and the billionaire businessman first hooked up in 2006, at a Nevada hotel outside of Lake Tahoe, and continued to see each other through 2007.
The interview was reportedly conducted along with a lie-detector test.
Before the release of the In Touch Weekly Q&A, several other sources corroborated the details of the story.
Porn star Alana Evans appeared on Megyn Kelly’s portion of the Today show on January 16 and talked about how Daniels called her from Trump’s hotel room, wanting her to come along.
The same day, Slate’s Jacob Weisberg wrote a piece detailing how he had been in touch with Daniels between August and October of 2016.
She detailed her affair with Trump to him, though wanted to be paid for the story, which is something Weisberg’s publication does not do.
She also revealed that, through an intermediary, Trump had offered her money to stay silent.
A pal of Daniels’ later told the Slate writer, after Daniels stopped answering his messages, that she had taken the sum.
The claims appeared to rock the Trump marriage.
The New York Times reported on January 29 that Melania Trump was ‘blindsided’ by the Journal’s initial story and was ‘furious’ with her husband.
She called off a scheduled trip with her husband to Davos, claiming there were ‘scheduling’ issues – but she had no scheduled appointments.
Instead she made a sole, unannounced, trip to the National Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Washington D.C. and flew to Mar-a-Lago for spa treatments – at a cost of $60,000 in official air travel alone.
Mrs. Trump furthered speculation that her relationship with the president was on the rocks by arriving to the State of the Union separately from him and not always standing during applause lines.
Since the State of the Union speech, however, the couple has tried to look more affectionate in public, including outside the White House as they traveled jointly to Ohio on February 5.
Last weekend, the Trumps were spotted out to dinner at the Trump International Hotel, the only Washington establishment the president frequents since moving to the capital city 13 months ago.
However, on Valentine’s Day, neither the president nor first lady tweeted about the other, a departure from the lovey-dovey tweets sent between former President Obama and his wife, Michelle today.
On Wednesday afternoon, the first lady traveled to the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health in nearby Bethesda, Maryland, a non-profit residence for seriously ill children, according to the pool report.
DailyMail.com asked the first lady’s spokeswoman if the first couple had Valentine’s Day plans and she did not yet return the request for comment.
A Marist poll out today indicated that a plurality of Americans – 43 per cent – think Melania Trump should stay with the president in light of the Daniels’ affair allegations.
Slightly more a third – 34 per cent – thought she should leave. Another 23 per cent of survey respondents weren’t sure.
Twenty years ago, when U.S. News & World Report surveyed the public and asked whether Hillary Clinton should leave Bill amid the Monica Lewinsky affair, a larger chunk of respondents, 58 per cent, said they thought the first lady should stay by the president’s side.
Another 21 per cent said Hillary Clinton should leave him.
Siding with popular opinion, Clinton, who later became a U.S. senator, a secretary of state and the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party, stayed with her husband.