Stormy Daniels tells Vogue that sex with Donald Trump lasted just 'two minutes'
Stormy Daniels, 39, wore a Zac Posen mermaid gown and Tiffany & Co. jewels in the portraits shot by award-winning photographer Annie Leibovitz
Adult entertainment actress Stormy Daniels has come a long way since her explosive '60 Minutes' interview in which she revealed her alleged affair with President Donald Trump. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, will now feature in Vogue's October issue along with an interview she gave the publication revealing more details of her alleged 2006 affair with Trump.
In the interview which was published on the fashion magazine's website on August 28, 39-year-old Daniels talks about Donald Trump and Michael Cohen — the man who paid her $130,000 for her silence over the 2006 affair ahead of the 2016 elections.
Award-winning photographer Annie Leibovitz shot the portrait of Daniels in a Zac Posen mermaid gown that was initially worth $3,990 (because it came out last season) but is now worth $850. The adult entertainment actress donned Tiffany & Co. jewels as her accessories and her hair delicately framed one side of her face in soft curls.
When Vogue asked her for more details about her alleged tryst with Trump at a hotel in Lake Tahoe after a golf tournament in 2006, Daniel replied, “How many details can you really give about two minutes?” She went on to that it was "normal person sex" that lasted "two minutes" if she is being "generous".
Daniels stressed that she never felt like she was in any danger when she was with Trump. She said: "Not once did I ever feel like I was in any sort of physical danger. I’m sure if I would’ve taken off running, he wouldn’t have given chase. And even if I had, there’s no way he could’ve caught me. He’s even less likely to catch me now."
Daniels also said that she and Trump first started talking more than a decade ago and that he had a "morbid curiosity" about the porn industry. She said: "Businessmen like to talk about business. The questions were good." Trump, on the other hand, has denied ever having an affair with Daniels. At the time that the two of them had met, he had been married to Melania Trump for a year already.
It came as quite a surprise when Cohen suddenly came clean and admitted to paying Daniels $130,000 to keep the affair under lock and key before the 2016 elections. He has also admitted to paying off Karen McDougal, a former Playboy playmate. For many months before the confession from his long-term lawyer, Trump denied having any knowledge of the payments that were made to the women. Cohen claimed the exact opposite in his plea and said that Trump was the one who told him to pay the hush money. He has now pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations, aside from other criminal charges, and is looking at time in prison.
After Cohen filed his plea, Daniels took to Twitter to say that she was vindicated. She told Vogue: "Michael and I are vindicated, and we look forward to apologies from the people who claimed we were wrong."
Referring to herself and her lawyer Michael Avenatti, was also photographed by Leibowitz for the interview, she said: "We’ve been in a couple car chases. We’ve had people put notes under the door, which means they know what hotel I’m in, which means we've had to change hotels in the middle of the night. We’ve been at restaurants when we order food and it’s taken too long or somebody was watching and we’ve had to leave—like that. That's why I'm so skinny."
After Cohen's plea last week, her lawyer told the magazine in an email: "Trump is in a lot of trouble. His habit of disloyalty and stepping on people is about to catch up to him."
The interview took place before the adult entertainment actress was arrested in the middle of one of her strip shows at Sirens in Columbus, Ohio on July 13. She had been accused of touching patrons inappropriately and slapping them on their faces with her breasts. Avenatti was able to fight the charges successfully and the charges were later dropped.
Ever since she started the Make America Horny Again strip club tour, Daniels has claimed that she has been receiving admiration from women who have crowned her their leader and are hoping for a "revolution". She said: "My fan base is completely different. It’s pretty much these packs of women, and they are angry. People come up and they’re so emotional and they put so much on me. They’re like, 'You’re going to save the world, you’re a patriot, you’re a hero'. When I started this, I just wanted to save my own a**. Not everybody else's."
Daniels' third husband filed for divorce after her arrest in Ohio and has asked for full custody of their seven-year-old daughter in the process. Referring to how much her child knows about her feud with the president, she said: "She knows that people date and do this and that, and she knows that Trump is somebody I hung out with or knew three years before I even met her dad. So that’s all fine. The problem is they keep using the words porn star, and she doesn’t know what a porn star is because she doesn’t know what sex is, and I’m not quite ready to have that conversation."
Daniels had been forced to pull her daughter out of her school and get a private tutor after a man tried to take photos of her near her school campus.