In her “60 Minutes” interview Sunday, the porn star known as Stormy Daniels discussed the state of Donald Trump’s marriage to Melania Trump, a spanking, and an awkward night of watching “Shark Week.” But there was one detail her lawyer told her not to delve into, she said.
Here are the highlights — or lowlights , depending on how you see it — of the interview between Anderson Cooper and Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. Trump’s team has denied any affair.
She said they only had sex once
It was after they had dinner in his hotel room following a July 2006 celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, she said. Though she had no sexual interest in him, she agreed to have sex without a condom, she said. “I realized exactly what I’d gotten myself into,” she told Cooper, adding that it was “entirely consensual.”
But first, a magazine
When Trump invited her to his suite, he boasted about being on the cover of a magazine, and she wasn’t impressed, she said. After telling Trump, “Someone should take that magazine and spank you with it,” she did exactly that, Clifford told Cooper.
“Melania Trump had recently given birth to a son, just a few months before,” Cooper said. “Did he mention his wife or child at all in this?”
“I asked. And he brushed it aside, said, ‘Oh yeah, yeah, you know, don’t worry about that. We don’t even — we have separate rooms and stuff,'” Clifford said.
When they met in Los Angels a year later to discuss the possibility of her appearing on “Celebrity Apprentice,” he was watching “Shark Week,” she said: “He made me sit and watch an entire documentary about shark attacks.”
Cooper asked, “Did you have sex with him again?”
“No,” she said.
She told Cooper that a man threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011, after she first sold her story of an affair with Trump to a magazine.
“I was in a parking lot, going to a fitness class with my infant daughter. Taking, you know, the seats facing backwards in the backseat, diaper bag, you know, gettin’ all the stuff out. 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.”
She said she did not go to the police because she was scared, but that she could identify the Vegas mystery man if she saw him again today.
‘I can’t answer that right now’
Trump attorney Michael Cohen paid her $130,000 in an October 2016 agreement to remain silent. One condition: She had to turn over all images and messages involving Trump.
Cooper asked: Did she?
“I can’t answer that right now,” she replied. “My attorney has recommended that I don’t discuss those things.”