People seem to think they know exactly who threatened Stormy Daniels as legal team swamped with tips
Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said only a couple of hundred tips were credible even though the interest was huge
Every person in America seems to have an opinion on the mystery man who threatened adult star Stormy Daniels. Her legal team has received more than 1,500 tips from people across the country after her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, released a sketch of the unidentified man on Tuesday, April 17.
According to a New York Post article, Avenatti said only a couple of hundred tips were credible even though the interest was huge. He added that investigators spent 40 to 60 hours on examining the clues. Daniels' legal team found itself thrust into the heart of a nationwide speculation after Avenatti and the adult star appeared on ABC's 'The View' to release the sketch.
While speaking to the TV show's hosts, Daniels said the man's image was etched in her memory while her lawyer offered $100,000 to anyone could who could identify him. The portrait was drawn by forensic artist Lois Gibson, whose sketches have played a crucial role in helping law enforcement officials identify more than 750 criminals.
Gibson's sketch shows a man wearing a hoodie with hair pulled back and a slight stubble on his face. He is believed to be 40 years old, with a height of 5 feet 9 or 6 feet. The mystery man is "lean but fit," according to New York Post. Avenatti asked people to email him at [email protected] if they had any information about the man.
In an interview with CBS 60 Minutes, Daniels née Stephanie Clifford told Anderson Cooper that she was threatened back in 2011 by an unidentified man, who asked her to stay quiet about her affair with President Donald Trump.
She described the encounter thus: "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," TIME reported.
Daniels claimed that she had consensual sex with Trump in July 2006 at Lake Tahoe and was part of a $130,000 payment arranged by Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen. She alleged that Cohen gave her the money and made her sign a non-disclosure agreement days before the 2016 presidential election. However, the President denied the affair and the payment made by his personal lawyer.
Daniels later sued Trump for violating the non-disclosure agreement and widened her lawsuit by slapping a defamation case against Cohen.