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Stormy Daniels promises new details on alleged Trump affair in forthcoming memoir

September 12, 2018 at 12:40 PM

Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels announced Wednesday that she will provide new details about her alleged affair with Donald Trump in a forthcoming memoir.

Daniels appeared on ABC’s “The View” to discuss the book and the latest developments in her lawsuits against the president. “Stormy Daniels: Full Disclosure” is due Oct. 2.

Daniels said the book will highlight her history, experiences and interests outside the Trump maelstrom. But asked how much she had yet to disclose about their alleged affair, she said: “There’s a lot in the book.”

Related: [‘I may never have a normal life again’: Stormy Daniels speaks out]

“Are you going to give details of that night in the hotel?” asked program co-host Joy Behar, referring to the night in summer 2006 when Daniels says the affair began.

“Yes,” Daniels said.

“You are,” Behar said.

“Yes,” Daniels said. “It will be full disclosure.”

Trump denies claims of an affair.

Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, made the announcement after facing legal head winds over the weekend when Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen said they would not enforce the 2016 nondisclosure agreement she is suing to invalidate.

Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti, who appeared with her on “The View,” said the move was intended to protect Trump and Cohen from being deposed in the case.

“They’re doing everything they can to avoid that,” he said.

Related: [Transcript: Stormy Daniels speaks about how 2018 has changed her life]

Cohen last month pleaded guilty to eight federal charges and said he executed hush-money payments at Trump’s direction to two women in the lead-up to the 2016 election.

Trump recently said he had no knowledge of the $130,000 hush-money payment to Daniels until after it happened and denied violating campaign finance laws.


Elise Viebeck is a political enterprise and investigations reporter. She joined The Washington Post in 2015.

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