Stormy Daniels, the porn actress at the heart of the case that has brought Donald Trump to be charged, said she was “proud” to see the former US president facing justice and “hope” to be called to testify, in an interview with the British daily The Times published this Friday.
“It’s huge and sensational and I’m proud,” said the 44-year-old actress, real name Stephanie Clifford, who received $ 130,000 just before the 2016 presidential election to remain silent about her past meeting with Donald Trump. It is in particular this payment, which had not been registered in his campaign accounts, which earned him a criminal charge, a historic first for a former president.
She fears for her life
“The other side of the coin is that it will continue to divide people and lead them to fight,” added the one who claims to have had a sexual relationship with Donald Trump before his election in 2016, which he denies. . “Whatever the result, it will lead to violence”, worries Stormy Daniels, who evokes the threats she has already started to receive since the announcement of the indictment of Donald Trump.
The actress, who spoke to the British newspaper from an unspecified location in the United States, claims to be afraid “for the first time in (her) life”. “I’m not afraid of him or the government, but all it takes is a crazy supporter who thinks he has to do God’s work or protect democracy,” she adds.
She says, however, that she “hopes” to have to testify in court against the 76-year-old former Republican president, even if she has not yet been officially summoned, and that it does not scare her.
A “bogus and shameful” accusation
“I’m not afraid, I have nothing to hide and I’m happy to tell everyone what I know,” she insists. “I saw him naked, it is impossible that he could be more frightening dressed”, she adds cheekily.
Donald Trump, who wants to return to the White House in 2024, denounced a “bogus and shameful” accusation orchestrated by the Democrats ahead of the presidential campaign.
His lawyer assured this Friday that he intended to “fight” relentlessly to have the charges quashed.