अमेरिका में पूर्व मॉडल एमी डोरिस ने राष्ट्रपति डोनल्ड ट्रम्प पर साल 1997 में शारीरिक शोषण का आरोप लगाया है। यह ताज़ा आरोप अमेरिका में नवबंर महीने में होने वाले राष्ट्रपति चुनाव के ठीक पहले सामने आया है।
प्राप्त रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक़, पूर्व मॉडल एमी डोरिस ने ब्रिटेन के “द गार्जियन” अख़बार को बताया कि ट्रम्प ने उनके साथ न्यूयॉर्क में यूएस ओपन के दौरान अपने वीआईपी बॉक्स में यौन शोषण किया था। ट्रम्प ने अपने वकीलों द्वारा इन आरोपों से इनकार किया है। याद रहे कि ट्रम्प पर एक दर्जन से अधिक यौन दुराचार के आरोप लग चुके हैं। जिनमें प्रमुख रूप से अमेरिकी स्तंभकार ई जीन कैरोल ने 1990 में एक डिपार्टमेंटल स्टोर के ड्रेसिंग रूम में बलात्कार का आरोप लगाया था। हालांकि, ट्रम्प ने कैरोल के आरोप को झूठा बताया था। डोरिस के साथ जब यह कथित घटना हुई थी तब वह 24 साल की थीं, ट्रम्प उस वक्त 51 साल के थे और उनकी दूसरी शादी हो चुकी थी। डोरिस ने आरोप लगाने के साथ अखबार को कई तस्वीरें भी पेश की जिनमें वे ट्रम्प के साथ नज़र आ रही हैं। कई और लोगों ने डोरिस के बयान का समर्थन किया है यह बताते हुए कि उन्होंने उस समय इस घटना के बारे में बताया था।
डोरिस का कहना है कि उन्होंने ट्रम्प को रोकने की बहुत कोशिश की लेकिन उन्होंने मेरी एक नहीं सुनी। डोरिस ने कहा, “मुझे वास्तव में ज़्यादती का एहसास हुआ।” जब उनसे पूछा गया कि इस घटना के बाद भी वह ट्रम्प के आसपास क्यों मौजूद रहीं, तो उन्होंने कहा, “यह तभी होता है जब कुछ दर्दनाक आपके साथ होता है। आप जम जाते हैं।” ट्रम्प के वकीलों ने अख़बार को कहा है कि डोरिस ने जो घटनाक्रम बताया उस पर भरोसा नहीं किया जा सकता है। साथ ही वकील का कहना है कि अगर ऐसा कुछ हुआ है तो इस घटना के गवाह होने चाहिए। वकीलों का कहना है कि डोरिस का आरोप राजनीति से प्रेरित हो सकता है क्योंकि 3 नवंबर को चुनाव में ट्रम्प का मुकाबला जो बाइडेन से है। डोरिस अब 48 साल की हो गई हैं, उनका कहना है कि उन्होंने अब सामने आने का फ़ैसला इसलिए लिया क्योंकि वह अपनी जुड़वां बेटियों के लिए रोल मॉडल बनना चाहती है। उन्होंने एक साल पहले अपनी कहानी अख़बार को बताई थी लेकिन उसे छापने से मना किया था। उन्होंने कहा, “उनका इस तरह से बचे रहना मुझे बीमार करता है।” गार्जियन अखबार ने कहा है कि उसने जो रिपोर्ट छापी है वह उस पर क़ायम है।
we see toady many of the elected leaders/peoples are cheaters, fraudman and cherecterless. At every place we have good people around us, why we chosse such people who’s life is full of crimes, these criminal leaders are dangerous to the world peace and harmony, they impose their own agenda after wining elections, they looted other peacefull, week countries.
European countries and US collect wealts from other countries, they looted these poor, week countries for centuries, now we call them developed and cultured, but in fact they are plunders, docaits, criminals, we shold chose good people
as we see the US present presidents cases he is involve in many sex scandels, he has realtion with porn stars, than why americans elect such type of bad charecter man, think and think many times, the wold is very beautifull, every one wants peace rather than much more wealt, every one needs sumpathy, communal harmony and love.think again…..
Porn Star Stormy Daniels & Donald Trump Sex scandal, full detail
A news article involving U.S. President Donald Trump surfaced in January 2018 when The Wall Street Journal revealed that adult film actress Stormy Daniels received $130,000 for signing a non-disclosure agreement just before the 2016 United States presidential election about an affair she had with Trump in 2006. Daniels later signed a statement that both her lawyer and publicist witnessed denying that she had an affair with Trump.
Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges, including a campaign finance violation for Daniels’ payment in August 2018. He stated under oath that he paid her “in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office.” Both Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani stated that Trump personally reimbursed Cohen in 2017 and used no campaign money. Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison for various charges.
Daniels filed three lawsuits against Trump and/or Cohen, arguing that the non-disclosure agreement was invalid, that she defamed, and that Cohen colluded with her previous attorney Keith Davidson against her interests when he negotiated the payment. The first lawsuit dismissed. The second ordered Daniels to pay almost $300,000 in legal fees and court sanctionsand appealed as of May 2019. The third, not naming Trump as a defendant, settled in May 2019.The dispute gained significant media coverage and drew legal attention to Cohen’s involvement in the matter. Daniels’ state court action filed in Los Angeles resulted in her being declared as the prevailing party, and Trump was ordered to pay her $44,100 to reimburse her for her legal fees.
Allegation and non-disclosure agreement
Both the blog The Dirty and the magazine Life & Style published the first reports of an alleged 2006 affair between Trump and Daniels (the latter took a polygraph test) published in October 2011.Daniels talked about the alleged affair with the gossip magazine In Touch Weekly, who chose not to publish the interview after Cohen threatened to sue the magazine around the same time.The Wall Street Journal reported on January 12, 2018, that Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 in October 2016, a month before the election, to stop her discussing the alleged affair.
Cohen denied the existence of the affair on behalf of his client Donald Trump on January 14but acknowledged on February 13 that he paid Daniels $130,000.
Daniels filed a lawsuit against Trump on March 6, 2018, claiming that the non-disclosure agreement she signed about the alleged affair was invalid since Trump never personally signed it despite acknowledging that she accepted the payment made in exchange for her silence in the matter.It also alleged that Trump’s attorney tried to intimidate Daniels and “scare her into not talking”. Cohen initiated an ex parte arbitration process the next day that resulted in an order barring Daniels from disclosing “confidential information” related to the non-disclosure agreement. The order that Daniels’ lawyers called “bogus” was to remain confidential.
Daniels said that she and Trump had sex once in an interview with 60 Minutes that aired March 25, 2018. She also said that she was threatened in front of her infant daughter after a fitness class in Las Vegas in 2011. The threat pressured her to later sign a non-disclosure agreement.
FBI agents raided Cohen’s office and seized emails, tax documents, and business records relating to several matters, including the payment to Daniels, on April 9, 2018.
Status of Cohen’s payment
Daniels’ lawyer said that the $130,000 payment to her was a cover-up, while others also raised questions about whether the payment violated federal campaign finance laws, which may be the case if campaign funds involved. The Wall Street Journal reported on January 12, 2018, that Daniels was paid $130,000 after the non-disclosure agreement via a Delaware limited liability company called Essential Consultants LLC that Cohen purposely created.The political watchdog group Common Cause filed a complaint on January 22, calling on the Federal Election Commission and U.S. Department of Justice to investigate if the reported payout violated campaign finance rules, saying the alleged payment amounted to an in-kind donation to Trump’s presidential campaign that should have been publicly disclosed in its official reports.
Cohen responded to The New York Times on February 13 that he paid Daniels the $130,000 from his own pocket, not as a campaign contribution, and that neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign reimbursed him for making it.The Washington Post later noted that Cohen never ruled out the possibility that Trump reimbursed Cohen for the payment stating that he used his own money to “facilitate” it.[Cohen said on March 13 that he transferred funds from his home equity line of credit to Essential Consultants LLC and from the company to Daniels’ attorney.
Trump was on Air Force One when he claimed that he had no knowledge of Cohen’s payment to Daniels on April 5, 2018, but admitted that Cohen represented him in “the Stormy Daniels deal” for the first time on April 26.His new personal attorney Rudy Giuliani told Sean Hannity of Fox News on May 2 that Trump reimbursed Cohen for the payment, stating Trump “didn’t know about the specifics of it but he did know about the general arrangement, that Michael [Cohen] would take care of things like this.”Trump tweeted the next day that Cohen entered into the non-disclosure agreement and stated that Cohen reimbursed for the $130,000 through monthly $35,000 retainer payments to him tweeting “Money from the campaign, or campaign contributions, played no roll [sic] in this transaction.”Trump contradicted Giuliani’s statements on May 4, saying that Giuliani “wasn’t familiar with everything” and that, “He started yesterday. He’ll get his facts straight.”Giuliani later released a statement saying “the payment was made to resolve a personal and false allegation in order to protect the President’s family.”
Cohen pleaded guilty to eight charges on August 21, 2018, including a campaign finance violation, for his role in the payment. He implicated Trump, saying that he acted “in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office.” Trump said that he only knew about the payments “later on”, adding that the payments “didn’t come out of the campaign, they came from me.” The New York Times reported on August 22 that Cohen’s court documents revealed that two senior Trump Organization executives also involved in the hush money payments. It also said that Cohen “coordinated with one or more members of the campaign, including through meetings and phone calls” about the payments.
Trump denied directing Cohen to make hush payments on December 13.
The Common Cause complaints with the Department of Justice and the Federal Election Commission claim that Trump’s campaign violated campaign laws by not publicly disclosing the $130,000 payment to the Federal Election Commission. There are also concerns about where the funds originated, and whether they are an illegal or undisclosed in-kind contribution to the campaign. However, several members of Trump’s legal team deny the payment related to the campaign and claim that it was to save Trump’s marriage instead.Questions have also been raised about how the payment classified for tax purposes, and if there is a possibility of tax-based charges or fees relating to the payment.
Daniels filed a civil suit in an attempt to nullify the non-disclosure agreement between Trump and her on March 6, 2018.The hearing set for July; but U.S. district judge S. James Otero pushed it back, citing the possible indictment of Cohen in the ongoing criminal probe by federal prosecutors.
Cohen also faces discipline from the State Bar of New York under the New York Rules of Professional Conduct that prohibits lawyers making loans to clients.
A well established principle of contract law is the offer and acceptance of “consideration” or something of value, in exchange for a promise to do something (or not do something in the case of a non-disclosure agreement). Legal experts argue that the $130,000 payment being accepted by one party is valid consideration and enforceable regardless of the unsigned state of the Daniels non-disclosure agreement, but other elements in the Daniels agreement make predicting the outcome difficult. Issues like the use of pseudonyms and the disclosure exception for law enforcement investigations may favor Daniels’ position.
Cohen pled guilty to eight charges on August 21, 2018, including tax fraud, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations, for his role in the payment, and implicated Trump, who said that he only knew about the payments “later on” in response.
The Wall Street Journal reported on November 9, 2018, that federal prosecutors have evidence of Trump’s “central role” in payments to both Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal that violated campaign-finance laws.
Federal prosecutors implicated Trump in directing Cohen to commit the campaign finance law felonies that Cohen pleaded guilty in a sentencing memorandum for Cohen on December 7, 2018. Trump tweeted shortly after the memorandum court filing, “Totally clears the president. Thank you!” Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison.
NBC News reported on December 13, 2018, that Trump was present in an August 2015 meeting with Cohen and David Pecker when they discussed how American Media could help counter negative stories about Trump’s relationships with women, confirming previous reporting by The Wall Street Journal
The United States attorney for the Southern District of New York investigated the possible role of Trump and others regarding concealment of hush money payments, but indicated in a sealed court filing that it is unlikely to bring additional charges.On July 17, 2019, U.S. district judge William H. Pauley III, finding the investigation to be over, ordered that filing and materials related to the probe unsealed on July 18, 2019.
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January 12, 2018: The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 in October 2016, a month before the election, to stop her discussing an affair she allegedly had with Trump in 2006. Cohen denied the existence of an affair on behalf of his client, Trump, but later acknowledged having paid Daniels $130,000 out of his own money. It also elaborated In its initial report that the payment came via his private company, Essential Consultants LLC. Cohen founded the company in Delaware on October 17, 2016, and received £500,000 from Columbus Nova, an affiliate of Viktor Vekselberg’s Renova Group. Daniels was reportedly in talks to tell her account to both Good Morning America and Slate at the time.The Daily Beast also discussed with Daniels “after three sources—including fellow porn star Alana Evans—told the website that both Daniels and Trump were involved. Daniels ultimately backed out on November 3, just five days before the 2016 election.”
January 16, 2018: CNN reported that Fox News reporter Diana Falzone wrote an article about Daniels and Trump in October 2016 that Fox News never published. It included Daniels’ then-manager Gina Rodriguez alleging on-the-record about a sexual relationship between them. CNN also reported that “Falzone had even seen emails about a settlement” between Daniels and Trump] In Touch Weekly published excerpts of a 2011 interview of Daniels alleging a 2006 extramarital affair with Trump the next day. The magazine described her account as being supported by a polygraph and corroborated by both her friend Randy Spears and her ex-husband Mike Moz.Although Cohen alleged that claims made in that interview were untrue and previously published in Life & Style magazine on October 24, 2011, The Daily Beast described the interviews as “hardly identical”. Although Daniels declined to comment to Life & Style, the In Touch Weekly interview had direct quotes from Daniels.
January 18, 2018: Mother Jones reported that Daniels considered running to become the senator for Louisiana in 2009, identified Trump as a potential campaign donor to a political consultant, and described details of a sexual relationship with Trump. That consultant discussed Daniels’ revelations to another consultant in emails that Mother Jones obtained and published.
February 13, 2018: Cohen publicly acknowledged paying Daniels $130,000 and said the payment was made with his own funds. He also said that neither the Trump Organization nor the campaign reimbursed him. Daniels’ attorneys notified Cohen that by disclosing the payment he was in breach of the agreement in response, meaning that it no longer bound to her.
March 5, 2018: The Wall Street Journal cited anonymous sources recounting Cohen as saying he missed two deadlines to pay Daniels since Cohen “couldn’t reach Mr. Trump in the hectic final days of the presidential campaign” and that he complained that he had not been reimbursed for the payment after Trump’s election. Cohen described this report as “fake news”.
March 6, 2018: Daniels filed a lawsuit against Trump in California Superior Court, claiming that the non-disclosure agreement never came into effect since Trump never signed it among other things. A complaint for declaratory relief, the suit seeks a judgment declaring that no agreement formed and for costs of the suit and other relief the Court deemed proper.The Court set a July hearing date.
March 7, 2018: NBC News reported that Trump’s lawyer, Cohen, initiated an ex parte private arbitration case against Daniels on February 27, 2018; and obtained a restraining order barring Daniels from disclosing “confidential information” related to the non-disclosure agreement and states that Daniels faces penalties for discussing her alleged relationship with Trump in public. Daniels’ lawyers called the order bogus and was to remain confidential. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that President Trump’s personal attorneys won an arbitration case “in the President’s favor” against Daniels, and “there was no knowledge of any payments [to Daniels] from the President”.
March 14, 2018: Documents surfaced indicating that Jill Martin, assistant general counsel for the Trump Organization, signed legal papers in connection with the restraining order against Daniels.
March 16, 2018: Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said on both CNN and MSNBC that Daniels had been threatened with physical harm if she was not silent about the alleged affair with Trump. Avenatti did not state when the threat was made, or who made it.
March 16, 2018: Cohen asked for Daniels’ suit to move from state to federal court, based on the criteria that the parties live in different places and the amount at stake is more than $75,000 with Trump’s approval. Cohen asserted that Daniels could owe up to $20 million in liquidated damages for breaching the agreement. The filing marked the first time that Trump himself, through his personal attorney, took part in the Daniels litigation.
March 25, 2018: Daniels’ involvement with Trump was the subject of a segment on the U.S. television news program 60 Minutes. The segment included interviews by Anderson Cooper with Daniels, her attorney Avenatti, and Trevor Potter, the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. Daniels said in her interview that she briefly spanked Trump with a copy of a Forbes magazine; had sex with Trump in the same encounter; later met Trump privately but not had sex on that occasion; and signed multiple false statements that the affair was not under pressure from her former business manager–lawyer. She also said that, while she was getting her infant daughter out of their vehicle in a Las Vegas parking lot, an unknown man showed up at the vehicle car and said “Leave Trump alone. Forget the story. That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.”
April 5, 2018: Trump said he did not know about the $130,000 payment Cohen made to Daniels on Air Force One. He also said he was not aware of why Cohen had made the payment or where he got the money
April 9, 2018: FBI agents raid Cohen’s office and seized emails, tax documents, and business records relating to several matters, including payments to Daniels. The raid conducted on behalf of the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, and likely resulted from information uncovered from Mueller’s investigation. Daniels reportedly cooperated with federal investigators following the raid.
April 26, 2018: Trump said in an interview on Fox & Friends that Cohen “would represent me on some things. He represents me like with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal, he represented me.” This is Trump’s first admission of any relationship to the case.
April 27, 2018: Judge put Stormy Daniels lawsuit on hold for at least 90 days while the criminal investigation of Cohen moves forward in New York since Cohen asserted his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself while the criminal investigation continues.
April 30, 2018: Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti, tweeted about a lawsuit filed against Trump, where Daniels currently sues Trump for his “recent irresponsible and defamatory statements” made against her. These statements appear in a tweet mocking the released police sketch of the man Daniels claims told her to drop her allegations of the affair, and have been claimed to be defamatory as they accuse Daniels of falsely accusing a person of threatening her.
May 2, 2018: Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Fox News that “the president repaid” Cohen the $130,000 that Cohen had paid to Daniels. He also said that Trump “did know the general arrangement” of Cohen’s payment, but not “the specifics”. This contradicts Trump’s claim of April 5 that he had no knowledge of the payment.
May 3, 2018: Trump tweeted that Cohen entered into a non-disclosure agreement with Daniels. He tweeted that Cohen reimbursed for the $130,000 through monthly $35,000 retainer payments to him and wrote that “Money from the campaign, or campaign contributions, played no roll [sic] in this transaction.”
May 4, 2018: Trump contradicted Giuliani’s statements, saying that Giuliani “wasn’t familiar with everything” and that “He started yesterday. He’ll get his facts straight.” Giuliani later released a statement saying “the payment was made to resolve a personal and false allegation in order to protect the President’s family”.
May 5, 2018: Daniels appeared on Saturday Night Live, playing herself, in a sketch involving the president, played by Alec Baldwin, and mocking Trump with the line, “I know you don’t believe in climate change but a storm’s a-coming baby.”
May 9, 2018: CNN reported that Mueller’s team questioned Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg about hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments his company’s US affiliate made to Cohen.The US Treasury Department opened an investigation into the leak of Michael Cohen’s private bank records to Michael Avenatti, the porn actress’ lawyer, who sent a seven-page dossier to The New York Times and other news outlets.
May 10, 2018: Newsweek reported that Michael Cohen’s lawyers argued that some of the small transactions that Avenatti reported were for a different Michael Cohen but not denied that the large transaction were for their client. Greenberg Traurig, the former law firm of Giuliani, released a statement against Giuliani’s claim that it was common practice for lawyers to make secret payments to individuals. A spokesperson for the firm stated: “We cannot speak for Mr. Giuliani …. Speaking for ourselves, we would not condone payments of the nature alleged to have been made or otherwise without the knowledge and discretion of a client.”
May 16, 2018: Trump acknowledged that Cohen was paid between $100,000 and $250,000 last year, out of which potentially came the $130,000 payment for Daniels, in his annual disclosure of personal finances required by the Office of Government Ethics. The form reports on page 45, “Mr. Cohen sought reimbursement of those expenses and Mr. Trump fully reimbursed Cohen in 2017. The category of the value would be $100,001 to $250,000 …”
May 24, 2018: Daniels’ lawyer Avenatti filed a motion in federal court to have a judge allow Daniels’ lawsuit to move forward, instead of continuing the 90-day hold placed last month.Avenatti cited recent statements by Trump and Giuliani, that potentially contradict Cohen’s argument for the stay, with the recent disclosure of the Settlement Agreement and the “new facts call into question whether Mr. Cohen’s Fifth Amendment rights …” in relation to the case are “as compelling as previously argued …”
June 2018June 6, 2018: Daniels sued both Michael Cohen and her own former lawyer, Keith Davidson, accusing Cohen of encouraging Davidson to violate her attorney–client privilege The lawsuit also alleges Trump was aware of the efforts for Daniels to deny the affair on media interviews.
June 6, 2018: Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, verbally attacked Daniels, saying: “The business you were in entitles you to no degree of giving your credibility any weight … Explain to me how she could be damaged … If you’re going to sell your body for money, you just don’t have a reputation … a woman who sells her body for sexual exploitation I don’t respect.”
June 19, 2018: Daniels’ May 24 motion to reconsider denied. Avenatti said he would file an appeal shortly.
July 12, 2018: Undercover vice cops arrested Daniels in a sting operation in Columbus, Ohio. Officers alleged that Daniels “touched” three undercover officers in the club where she performed, which is against Ohio law.Two other female adult entertainers who were arrested at the club for the same alleged violations received summons to appear in court and did not have their mugshots taken, unlike Daniels while she booked into the county jail. Daniels retained Columbus defense lawyer Chase Mallory, who worked with prosecutors to dismiss the charges less than 12 hours later, citing that the law excluded out-of-town performers.It later reported that the lead detective on the vice squad in charge of the arrest was a supporter of Trump.
August 21, 2018: Cohen officially surrendered to the FBI.He pleaded guilty to eight charges that afternoon: five counts of tax evasion, one count of making false statements to a financial institution, one count of willfully causing an unlawful corporate contribution, and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution at the request of a candidate or campaign.The plea deal reportedly does not include any agreement to cooperate with investigators.[ However, the plea includes both jail time and a substantial monetary fine Cohen implicated Trump, but not identified him by name, in his plea. Daniels said she felt “vindicated” following the plea.
August 22, 2018: The New York Times reported that Cohen court documents revealed that two senior Trump Organization executives also involved in the hush money payments, and that Cohen “coordinated with one or more members of the campaign, including through meetings and phone calls” about the payments.
August 23, 2018: Trump said the payment funds came from him personally and not from campaign funds during a Fox & Friends interview. He also said that he only knew about the payments “later on”. These comments contradict earlier statements that Cohen gave while under oath. Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis suggested that Trump be prosecuted for the crimes that he instructed Cohen to commit.
September 7, 2018: Cohen offers to rescind and invalidate the non-disclosure agreement with Daniels, in return for Daniels refunding the $130,000 Cohen paid to her.
September 8, 2018: Trump’s lawyers declared that he would neither enforce the non-disclosure agreement nor contest Daniels’ claim that it is invalid.
September 10, 2018: Michael Avenatti argues lawsuit over 2016 non-disclosure agreement must be allowed to proceed in federal court since neither President Trump nor his former personal attorney has faced “any true consequences or a meaningful inquiry into the truth” in the case
September 12, 2018: Stormy Daniels announces a book titled Full Disclosure about her life that she says will include details of her tryst with Donald Trump.
October 15, 2018: The federal judge S. James Otero dismissed Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Trump. He also ruled that Trump entitled to receive attorney’s fees from Daniels Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti immediately appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
November 9, 2018: The Wall Street Journal reported that federal prosecutors have evidence of Trump’s “central role” in payments to both Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal that violated campaign-finance laws
December 7, 2018: Federal prosecutors implicated Trump in directing Cohen to commit the campaign finance law felonies where Cohen pleaded guilty in a sentencing memorandum for Cohen. Trump tweeted shortly after the memorandum court filing, “Totally clears the president. Thank you!
December 11, 2018: Daniels was ordered to pay $293,052.33 in attorney’s fees, costs, and sanctions, less than half the amount demanded by Trump’s lawyers, in relation to the defamation lawsuit that Judge Otero dismissed in October 2018
December 12, 2018: Cohen was sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment for having paid $130,000 hush money (characterized in the charges as an “excessive campaign contribution”) to Daniels during Trump’s election campaign
May 6, 2019: Cohen began his prison term in a federal prison in Otisville, New York.]
July 17, 2019: The federal investigation into the hush payments announced as closed.
July 18, 2019: Unsealed documents released, and show that the FBI suspected that Trump talked to both Cohen and Hope Hicks at the time about “the need” to keep Daniels from going public before the presidential election
August 1, 2019: The New York County district attorney subpoenaed the Trump Organization for records related to the hush-money payments.
September 2, 2019: The House Judiciary Committee prepared to investigate Trump’s alleged involvement in the 2016 hush-money payments to both Daniels and Karen McDougal
September 11, 2019: Cohen reported to enter into a proffer agreement with the Manhattan prosecutor to provide information on the matter.
August 1, 2020: Daniels lost her appeal in the defamation lawsuit against Trump
August 20, 2020: Trump stated in a campaign event that he was “not a big fan of sharks” and that he would not contribute to theoretical charities “to save the shark”, seeming to re-confirm Daniels’ knowledge as stated in 2011 that Trump is “Terrified of sharks. He was like, ‘I donate to all these charities and I would never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope all the sharks die.'”
August 22, 2020: A California judge ordered Trump to pay Daniels’ legal fees as the prevailing party due to his September 2018 agreement not to enforce the NDA.
Born Stephanie Gregory
March 17, 1979 (age 41)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Pornographic actressstripperfilm director
Known for Stormy Daniels–Donald Trump scandal
Political party Republican (2010-present)
Democratic (before 2010)
Spouse(s) Pat Myne
(m. 2003; div. 2005)
(m. 2007; div. 2009)
(m. 2010; sep. 2018)
Website www.stormydaniels.com Edit this at Wikidata
Stephanie Clifford (born March 17, 1979),known as Stormy Daniels, is an American pornographic actress, stripper, and film director. She has won numerous industry awards, and is a member of the NightMoves, AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.In 2009, a recruitment effort led her to consider challenging incumbent David Vitter for the 2010 Senate election in her native Louisiana.
In 2018, Daniels became involved in a legal dispute with U.S. president Donald Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen. Trump and his surrogates paid $130,000 hush money to silence Daniels about an affair she says she had with Trump in 2006. Trump’s spokespeople have denied the affair and accused Daniels of lying.
Stephanie Gregory was born on March 17, 1979, to Sheila and Bill Gregory, who divorced about three or four years later. She was subsequently raised by her mother.
She graduated from Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge in 1997 and considered becoming a journalist]
Daniels said she “came from an average, lower-income household… there [were] days without electricity”, and she has described herself as coming from a “really bad neighborhood.” During high school, Daniels had a job answering phones at a riding stable.
Daniels’s first experience as a stripper occurred when she was 17 and visiting a friend at a strip club; she was convinced to perform a “guest set” She began stripping for money at the Gold Club in Baton Rouge and became a featured entertainer with Continental Theatrical Agency in September 2000. She chose her stage name Stormy Daniels to reflect her love of American rock band Mötley Crüe, whose bassist, Nikki Sixx, named his daughter Storm.She chose the last name “Daniels” after seeing a Jack Daniel’s advertisement that read “a Southern favorite”.
While working as a featured entertainer, she met Devon Michaels, who was doing all-female sex scenes in a pair of upcoming films – one for Wicked Pictures and one for Sin City – and Michaels invited Daniels to accompany her. Daniels accompanied Michaels to her Wicked shoot, where she met Brad Armstrong and co-starred with Michaels in her Sin City scene, American Girls Part 2. Afterwards, Armstrong invited Daniels to stay with him.
In July 2002, Daniels was cast as the lead in a feature film for Wicked Pictures, Heat, where she did her first male-female sex sceneIn September that year, she signed an exclusive contract with Wicked. In 2004, she won the Best New Starlet Award from Adult Video News, which was a surprise to Daniels, who had made a $500 bet with another actress that Jesse Jane would win. She has directed for Wicked since 2004
Daniels in 2007
Daniels has appeared with performers such as Randy Spears, Julian and Brendon Miller, to whom she was married and who edited about half of her movies.Daniels was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame on January 18, 2014, and was inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame on April 16, 2014.Her directorial work that year earned fourteen AVN Award nominations including a nomination for Best Safe Sex Scene for her performance with Brendon Miller in François Clousot’s First Crush.
In 2018, Daniels toured strip clubs as part of a “Make America Horny Again” tour. She was given the key to the city of West Hollywood, California, on “Stormy Daniels Day”, May 23, 2018.Daniels was named to host the 2019 XBIZ Awards.
Daniels appeared in an episode of Real Sex where she is seen participating in 2001 Miss Nude Great Plains Contest.She appeared in Pornucopia in 2004. In early 2007, she appeared in Dirt on the FX Network, where she played a stripper who helps to set up a basketball player played by Rick Fox. Later in 2007, Daniels appeared in Maroon 5’s music video for their song “Wake Up Call” as a pole dancer. She appears in the film The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), when the main character (Steve Carell) watches her in the video Space Nuts: Episode 69—Unholy Union and then tries dreaming about her. She appears in the film Knocked Up (2007) as a lap dancer. She appeared on Saturday Night Live as herself on May 5, 2018. She appeared as a model in artist Nika Nesgoda’s 2002 photographic series Virgin, portraying the Virgin Mary
Celebrity Big Brother
In 2018, there was wide speculation that Daniels would be a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother 22 in the United Kingdom. Despite the reports, Daniels did not enter the house on launch night.
Speculation about her absence included demands for more money, a legal affair involving her husband, and a desire to spend time with her daughter. Her attorney Michael Avenatti told the Press Association that Daniels was in fact set to enter the house, but producers attempted to manipulate her into acting a certain way
A Big Brother statement read: “Stormy Daniels was booked to appear on the show several months ago and hours before the show was due to go live, informed the production team that she no longer wished to enter the house as previously agreed. Producers discussed a variety of options with her but were unable to agree any acceptable conditions for her entering the house. Our focus is now on making a brilliant series with our fantastic celebrities.”
Daniels said that she offered to appear on the show during the live launch to explain her absence, but was turned down by producers.
On the August 17 edition of spin-off show Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, host Rylan Clark-Neal explained that just five hours before the first live show, Daniels said she only wanted to appear on launch night and then leave. Big Brother tried to negotiate a compromise, but nothing came of it. Clark-Neal also insisted that money was not a factor and there was no attempt from producers to try to manipulate her to achieve a specific outcome.
A group of fans attempted to recruit Daniels to run against Republican senator David Vitter in Louisiana in 2010. The recruitment process was centered around the website DraftStormy.com.On May 21, 2009, she formed an exploratory committee,initially inspired by revelations about “Vitter’s connections to a prostitution ring”.In August 2009, her campaign manager’s car was blown up, although no one was in the car at that time.
In April 2010, Daniels finally declared herself a Republican candidate. Her decision was inspired by disclosures that the Republican National Committee (RNC) had paid expenses for fundraisers at a “lesbian bondage themed nightclub” in Los Angeles, stating that the revelations “finally tipped the scales”. She explained that the RNC’s use of party funds for sex convinced her that Republicans represented her libertarian values best: Daniels said she has been a registered Democrat throughout her life, “But now I cannot help but recognize that over time my libertarian values regarding both money and sex and the legal use of one for the other is now best espoused by the Republican Party.”
She made several listening tours around Louisiana to focus on the economy, as well as women in business and child protection and stated that if elected, she would likely retire from the adult industry.However, she announced on April 15, 2010, that she would not be running for Senate, saying she could not afford a run for the Senate seat and stating that the media never took her candidacy seriously.
Daniels lives in Forney, Texas.
Daniels was married to Pat Myne from 2003 to 2005, and took his legal surname Clifford. She was married to Michael Mosny (screen name Mike Moz) from 2007 to 2009.She was arrested in July 2009 pertaining to a domestic violence charge by Mosny.She married Glendon Crain in 2010; they have a daughter.Crain filed for divorce in July 2018
Daniels has been fond of horses her entire life; she owns several and has won multiple blue ribbons at equestrian events.
In 2019, Daniels came out as bisexual.
Trump affair allegations
In October 2016, shortly before the presidential election, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 in hush money to deny that she had an affair with Trump a decade earlier in 2006. Trump’s spokespersons have denied the affair and accused Daniels of lying.On behalf of his client, Cohen denied the existence of an affair between Trump and Daniels,but he later stated: “In a private transaction in 2016, I used my own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford.
On March 6, 2018, Daniels filed a lawsuit against Trump. She said that the non-disclosure agreement that she had signed in reference to the alleged affair was invalid because Trump had never personally signed it. The suit also alleges that Trump’s attorney had been trying to intimidate Daniels and “scare her into not talking”. A day later, Cohen initiated an ex parte arbitration process which resulted in an order that barred Daniels from disclosing “confidential information” related to the non-disclosure agreement. The order itself, which Daniels’ lawyers called bogus, was supposed to remain confidential.
In a March 25, 2018, interview with 60 Minutes, Daniels said that she and Trump had sex once, and that later she had been threatened in front of her infant daughter and felt pressured to later sign a non-disclosure agreement.
On April 9, 2018, FBI agents raided Cohen’s office and seized emails, tax documents and business records relating to several matters, including payments to Daniels.
On April 30, 2018, Daniels filed a lawsuit against Trump on libel charges because he called her statements “fraud”. It related to Trump’s statements on Twitter saying that Daniels had invented the story of the man who threatened her after she decided to tell journalists about their affair.In October 2018, the suit was dismissed on First Amendment grounds,and Daniels lost her appeal in August 2020.
In August 2018, Cohen reached a plea deal with prosecutors, saying he paid off Daniels “at the direction of the … candidate” and “for the principal purpose of influencing the election”. In September 2018, Cohen offered to invalidate the non-disclosure agreement with Daniels if she would refund the $130,000 Cohen’s company paid to her. Lawyers for Trump have declared that Trump will neither enforce the non-disclosure agreement nor contest Daniels’ claim that it is invalid.
Columbus, Ohio arrest
On July 12, 2018, Daniels was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, by undercover vice cops in a sting operation.Authorities accused her of “fondling” patrons and police officers in violation of Ohio strip club law.While Daniels was booked into the county jail, two other female adult entertainers who were arrested at the club for the same alleged violations were given summonses to appear in court and (unlike Daniels) did not have their mugshots taken.Daniels retained Columbus defense lawyer Chase Mallory,who worked with prosecutors to dismiss the charges less than 12 hours later, saying that the law did not apply to out-of-town performers.
Daniels’ personal attorney, Michael Avenatti, vowed to sue the local police on the grounds that the arrest was politically motivated.It was later revealed that the lead detective on the vice squad in charge of the arrest was a supporter of Donald Trump. Emails belonging to another vice squad detective who made the arrest reportedly showed that days before Daniels arrived in Columbus, the detective had already obtained pictures/videos of Daniels and the location of her planned performance.
A day after the arrest, the Columbus police chief declared that “a mistake was made” during the arrest, as “one element of the law was missed in error.”In January 2019, Daniels filed suit in federal court against the City of Columbus, alleging police were politically motivated when they arrested her and seeking $2 million in damages.[ In March 2019, an internal police investigation found that Daniels’ arrest by the four undercover officers was improper, but not premeditated or political in nature.In August 2019, Columbus Division of Police interim chief Tom Quinlan announced that five Columbus police officers faced departmental punishment for their roles in the arrest for violating rules of conduct. In September 2019, the parties agreed to settle the federal lawsuit, with Daniels receiving $450,000 in compensation.
source – From Wikipedia
डोनाल्ड ट्रंप 15 औरतों के सेक्स स्कैंडल के आरोपों से घिरे
By इनखबर December 13, 2017
वाशिंगटन. डोनाल्ड ट्रंप पर अमेरिका के राष्ट्रपति के पद को संभालने से पहले कुछ युवतियों ने यौन दुर्व्यवहार का आरोप लगाया था. इस मामले ने एक बार फिर तूल पकड़ ली है. खुद को डोनाल्ड ट्रंप की हरकतों से पीड़ित बताने वाली इन महिलाओं ने मैनहेट्टन में एक संवाददाता सम्मेलन में अपने आरोपों को एक बार फिर से दोहराते हुए अमेरिकी उच्च सदन कांग्रेस से इसपर जांच की मांग की है. दरअसल ट्रंप के राष्ट्रपति बनने के बाद बीच-बीच में कई बार ये मामला उठता रहा है. इन महिलाओं ने ट्रंप पर जबरदस्ती छूने और जबरदस्ती किस करने का आरोप लगाया है. महिलाओं ने कहा है कि इस तरह की खबरों ने राजनीति, व्यापार और न्यूज मीडिया के बड़े नामों के करियर पर असर डाला है इसलिए उन्हें उम्मीद है कि उनके आरोपों को गंभीरता के लिया जाएगा.
इन पीड़ित महिलाओं में से एक साल 2006 में मिस नॉर्थ केरोलिना का ताज हासिल करने जीतने वाली सामंथा होल्वे ने कहा कि अब के हालात अलग है इसलिए हमने एक बार फिर कोशिश करने का विचार किया है. जेसिका लीड्स नाम की एक महिला ने आरोप लगाया कि साल 1970 में एक हवाई यात्रा के दौरान ट्रंप ने उन्हें न सिर्फ हाथ लगाया बल्कि उन्हें जबरदस्ती किस भी किया. इसके अलावा रसेल क्रुक्स नाम की एक महिला ने बताया कि 2005 में ट्रंप ने उन्हें बिना इजाजत किस किया था.
गौरतलब है कि इससे पहले भी डेमोक्रेटिक पार्टी की लगभग 54 महिला सदस्यों ने एक पत्र पर साइन किया. इस पत्र में बताया गया है कि हाल में ‘मी टू’ नाम के एक अभियान के तहत कई अमेरिकी महिलाओं ने यौन उत्पीड़न से जुड़ी अपनी कहानियां साझा की हैं. बता दें कि इस पत्र में लिखा है कि, “कांग्रेस के कुछ सदस्यों पर भी आरोप लगे और वे जांच के दायरे में आए. उनमें से कुछ यौन दुर्व्यवहार की वजह से इस्तीफा भी दे रहे हैं.” इसके अलावा पत्र में कहा गया है कि, “राष्ट्रपति ट्रंप पर भी कई महिलाओं ने ऐसे ही आरोप लगाए हैं और हम इन्हें नजरअंदाज नहीं कर सकते हैं.”