Stormy Daniels broke her silence on her alleged affair with Donald Trump in an interview that aired Sunday night.
The adult-film star said she was threatened with physical violence in 2011 after she tried to go public with the story.
Daniels said an unidentified man left her "rattled" with comments she "absolutely" took as a direct physical threat.
Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels said she was threatened with physical violence in 2011 after she attempted to share her story of an alleged affair between her and Donald Trump.
The actress broke her silence on the affair in a highly-anticipated interview on "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday night on CBS. And she described in vivid detail the threatening encounter she said occurred in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011.
The adult-film star told Anderson Cooper she was on her way to a fitness class with her infant daughter when an unidentified man approached her.
"A guy walked up on me and said to me, ‘Leave Trump alone. Forget the story,'" Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said in the interview.
"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."
At the time, Daniels had recently shared her story of the affair to a sister publication of "In Touch" magazine. But the story never ran after Michael Cohen, an attorney of Trump's, threatened to sue.
Daniels said she was "rattled" by the man's comments and "absolutely" took them as a direct threat.
When asked why she didn't report the man to the police, Daniels replied, "because I was scared."
The White House has denied the affair, which Daniels said began in 2006 and lasted 10 months. But shortly before the 2016 presidential election, Daniels signed a non-disclosure agreement and accepted $130,000 in hush money from a company linked to Trump's personal attorney.
Daniels sued the president earlier this month in California state court, claiming the agreement is not valid in part because Trump did not sign it.