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Stormy Daniels CBS 60 minutes highlights: Trump, sex, hush money, threats - it's all here
  • 06:21 (IST)

    Threats, sex, hush money - The "yuck" factor is high on Stormy Daniels 60 minutes 

    Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006, telling her story in a highly anticipated interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" broadcast Sunday. Daniels said she was threatened by an unidentified man in Las Vegas to keep quiet about her alleged relationship with Trump, an incident that she said happened while she was with her young daughter. She said in the interview that she had one encounter of consensual sex with the future president. Most of the interview revolved around information that has leaked out over some months; the threats that Stormy Daniels talked about are new. That alongwith Trump comparing many of his accusers to "beautiful" Ivanka Trump are Sunday night's headlines in the US. Top quotes from political pundits: "The yuck factor is high", "A porn star and the President...for God's sake!", and "What are we going to tell our kids?". Will it hurt the Trump Presidency? No. For that, it's still Robert Mueller's investigation. 

  • 06:06 (IST)

    Stormy has a message for the US President

  • 06:05 (IST)

    6 highlights from the Stormy Daniels 60 minutes interview

  • 06:00 (IST)

    "He made me sit and watch an entire documentary about shark attacks"

    In July 2007, a year after they first met, Stormy Daniels says Trump asked to meet at his bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. Stormy talks about that meeting too in the CBS 60 minutes interview.

    Stormy Daniels: I remember arriving, and he was watching Shark Week. He made me sit and watch an entire documentary about shark attacks.

    Anderson Cooper: It wasn't at that point a business meeting, it was just watching Shark Week.

  • 05:42 (IST)

    Stormy says she was not attracted to Trump 

    Anderson Cooper: You were 27, he was 60. Were you physically attracted to him?

    Stormy Daniels: No.

    Anderson Cooper: Not at all?

    Stormy Daniels: No.

    Anderson Cooper: Did you want to have sex with him?

    Stormy Daniels: No. But I didn't-- I didn't say no. I'm not a victim, I'm not--

    Anderson Cooper: It was entirely consensual.

    Stormy Daniels: Oh, yes, yes.

  • 05:41 (IST)

    "I realized exactly what I'd gotten myself into" - Stormy Daniels on what went through her mind before the act

    Anderson Cooper: And when you saw that, what went through your mind?

    Stormy Daniels: I realized exactly what I'd gotten myself into. And I was like, "Ugh, here we go." (LAUGH) And I just felt like maybe-- (LAUGH) it was sort of-- I had it coming for making a bad decision for going to someone's room alone and I just heard the voice in my head, "well, you put yourself in a bad situation and bad things happen, so you deserve this."

    Anderson Cooper: And you had sex with him.

    Stormy Daniels: Yes.

  • 05:38 (IST)

    Trump lawyer sends statement to CBS 60 minutes

  • 05:34 (IST)

    What happened after Trump and Stormy had dinner "that night"? 

    Anderson Cooper: Did you two go out for dinner that night?

    Stormy Daniels: No.

    Anderson Cooper: You had dinner in the room?

    Stormy Daniels: Yes.

    Anderson Cooper: What happened next?

    Stormy Daniels: I asked him if I could use his restroom and he said, "Yes, you know, it's through those-- through the bedroom, you'll see it." So I-- I excused myself and I went to the-- the restroom. You know, I was in there for a little bit and came out and he was sitting, you know, on the edge of the bed when I walked out, perched.

  • 05:31 (IST)

    Donald Trump "brushed aside" talk about Melania Trump: Stormy Daniels 

    Anderson Cooper: Melania Trump had recently given birth to-- to a son, just a few months before. Did that-- did he mention his wife or child at all in this?

    Stormy Daniels: I asked. And he brushed it aside, said, "Oh yeah, yeah, you know, don't worry about that. We don't even we have separate rooms and stuff."

  • 05:25 (IST)

    Trump dangled prime time TV opportunity, says Stormy Daniels 

    Anderson Cooper: At this point was he doing The Apprentice?

    Stormy Daniels: Yes. And he goes, "Got an idea, honeybunch. Would you ever consider going on and-- and being a contestant?" And I laughed and-- and said, "NBC's never gonna let, you know, an adult film star be on." It's, you know, he goes, "No, no," he goes, "That's why I want you. You're gonna shock a lotta people, you're smart and they won't know what to expect"

    Anderson Cooper: Did you think he was serious, or did you think he was kind of dangling to get you to wanna be involved him?

    Stormy Daniels: Both.

  • 05:23 (IST)

    What happened after Donald Trump took off his pants, asks Anderson Cooper

    Stormy Daniels: Yes. and-- from that moment on, he was a completely different person.

    Anderson Cooper: How so?

    Stormy Daniels:  He quit talking about himself and he asked me things and I asked him things and it just became like more appropriate.

    Anderson Cooper: It became more comfortable.

    Stormy Daniels: Yeah. He was like, "Wow, you-- you are special. You remind me of my daughter." You know-- he was like, "You're smart and beautiful, and a woman to be reckoned with, and I like you. I like you."

  • 05:15 (IST)

    Did Donald Trump take his pants off when told to? Stormy says "Yes"

    Anderson Cooper: You-- you told Donald Trump to turn around and take off his pants.

    Stormy Daniels: Yes.

    Anderson Cooper: And did he?

    Stormy Daniels: Yes. So he turned around and pulled his pants down a little -- you know had underwear on and stuff and I just gave him a couple swats.

    Anderson Cooper: This was done in a joking manner.

  • 05:13 (IST)

    Stormy Daniels told Donald Trump to "take off his pants"

    Anderson Cooper: What-- what was his look?

    Stormy Daniels: Just, I don't think anyone's ever spoken to him like that, especially, you know, a young woman who looked like me. And I said, you know, "Give me that," and I just remember him going, "You wouldn't." "Hand it over." And-- so he did, and I was like, turn around, drop 'em."

  • 05:11 (IST)

    Stormy told Trump someone should "spank" him

    Anderson Cooper: He was showing you his own picture on the cover of a magazine.

    Stormy Daniels: Right, right. And so I was like, "Does this-- does this normally work for you?" And he looked very taken-- taken back, like, he didn't really understand what I was saying. Like, I was--  does, just, you know, talking about yourself normally work?" And I was like, "Someone should take that magazine and spank you with it." (LAUGH) And I'll never forget the look on his face. He was like--

  • 05:08 (IST)

    Stormy says Trump kept talking about himself 

    Anderson Cooper: How was the conversation?

    Stormy Daniels: Ummm (LAUGH) it started off-- all about him just talking about himself. And he's like-- "Have you seen my new magazine?

  • 05:07 (IST)

    CBS explains the Stormy story like this

    "Stormy Daniels' real name is Stephanie Clifford. She's 39 years old, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has been acting in, directing, and writing adult films for nearly 20 years. She was one of the most popular actresses in the adult industry when she was introduced to Mr. Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in July, 2006. She says he invited her to dinner, and she met him at his hotel suite."

  • 05:04 (IST)

    Stormy dresses in red and black for CBS 60 minutes

    Seen in this Associated Press picture are Stormy Daniels and Anderson Cooper. 

  • 04:58 (IST)

    "I was not a victim. I've never said I was a victim"

    Anderson Cooper: A lotta people are using you for a lotta different agendas.

    Stormy Daniels: They're trying to. Like, oh, you know, Stormy Daniels comes out #MeToo. This is not a 'Me Too.' I was not a victim. I've never said I was a victim. I think trying to use me to-- to further someone else's agenda, does horrible damage to people who are true victims.

  • 04:57 (IST)

    Anderson Cooper: Why does the record need to be set straight?

    Stormy Daniels: Because people are just saying whatever they wanted to say about me, I was perfectly fine saying nothing at all, but I'm not okay with being made out to be a liar, or people thinking that I did this for money and people are like, "Oh, you're an opportunist. You're taking advantage of this. Yes, I'm getting more job offers now, but tell me one person who would turn down a job offer making more than they've been making, doing the same thing that they've always done?

  • 04:56 (IST)

    I want to set the record straight: Stormy Daniels 

  • 04:50 (IST)

    Stormy's opening answer 

  • 04:42 (IST)

    Full transcript of the Stormy Daniels interview is OUT

    CBS is waiting for live coverage of a basketball game to finish up before the Stormy interview airs. But the transcript is online. 

  • 04:37 (IST)

    Threatened in a parking lot, says Stormy

  • 04:35 (IST)

    Why is Stormy doing the 60 minutes interview? 

  • 04:30 (IST)

    Grab some popcorn. The Stormy Daniels CBS 60 minutes interview begins NOW

  • 04:22 (IST)

    Stormy Daniels interview may have "legal and political implications" for the President: CBS

  • 04:17 (IST)

    A Storm(y) White House

    Donald Trump's White House is increasingly being forced to confront allegations from the president's past, as an adult film star, a former Playboy model and a onetime "Apprentice" contestant press court cases. In court, on social media and with upcoming television interviews, these women are making allegations about Trump's past sexual exploits. And while previous accusations have not derailed the thrice-married businessman, now they are surfacing in the context of the rising #MeToo movement.

  • This is a warning to the White House: Stormy's lawyer

    On a whistlestop tour of TV studios Sunday, Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti said the CBS interview that will air today is a "warning" to the White House and all those who threatened his client. He said Stormy Daniels will speak about exactly how and who threatened her. He said Stormy's legal adversaries were taking her "more seriously today than they were a couple of weeks ago. I'll say that they should be taking us very seriously. Every time in my career that I've been underestimated, that has worked out really, really poorly for the other side at the end of the game."

  • 04:08 (IST)

    Just in: Trump had dinner with lawyer Michael Cohen Saturday, reports NYT

  • For the record: What the Trump White House said on Stormy

    The White House has denied any sexual encounter between Trump and Daniels -- who has offered to return the $130,000 she received so that she can be free to "speak openly and freely about her prior relationship with the president and the attempts to silence her.” She is also asking to be allowed to publish text messages, photos and videos relating to the president, Avenatti said in a letter to Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen. "I think it's time for her to tell her story and for the public to decide who's telling the truth," Avenatti said last week.


  • 04:00 (IST)

    How Stormy's aggressive lawyer teased the CBS 60 minutes interview

  • 03:56 (IST)

    30 minutes to go before Stormy Daniels rules Sunday prime time

  • Stormy's adrenaline charged lawyer Michael Avenatti 

    Not just Stormy, her lawyer Michael Avenatti’s bare knuckle style has turned out to be a phenomenal force multiplier for his client. If Trump tweets even before he gets out of bed every morning because of his reportedly incredible urge to control the news cycle, Michael Avenatti is matching the President both on Twitter and prime time telly. Sample his pinned tweet which has 14,000 retweets: “The fact that a sitting president is pursuing over $20M in bogus 'damages' against a private citizen, who is only trying to tell the public what really happened, is remarkable. Likely unprecedented in our history.  We are NOT going away and we will NOT be intimidated." If Stormy rubbishes her sharpest critics with wit, Avenatti does it with a chainsaw. Both client and lawyer are playing the US President at his own game, on their own terms. 

  • 03:37 (IST)

    What's inside the lawsuit that Stormy filed? It's all here

  • Donald J Trump a.k.a David Dennison

    Yes, that’s the name of the defendant in a lawsuit Stormy Daniels has filed to have the “Hush Agreement” over an affair with Trump declared invalid. The hush agreement is between “Dennison,” or “DD”; “Peggy Peterson,” or “PP”; and “EC LLC”. On what grounds does Stormy want this to be declared null and void? Stormy says that Trump a.k.a Dennison did not sign the agreement and therefore there’s no need to “hush”. 

  • Stormy’s story

    Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has said she had sex with Donald Trump before he became president. She has been trying to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election so she can discuss her relationship with Trump, which she said began in 2006 and continued for about a year. CNN anchor and "60 Minutes" correspondent Anderson Cooper recorded the interview with Clifford earlier this month. To the tidal wave of hate messages coming at her on Twitter, Stormy is giving as good as she gets. 

  • 03:18 (IST)

    CBS "60 minutes" tweets on the Stormy show

  • Porn star versus US President

    What’s it about Stormy Daniels that Trump is not fuming about her publicly on his favourite platform Twitter? Not a single insult, tweet, comment, snide remark…nothing. Untouched by Trump’s bullying or for that matter any bullying on social platforms, Daniels the stripper cum actress is matching Trump at his own game - titillation. CBS 60 minutes tonight will see a thin skinned cutlass taking on the might of the most powerful bully (pulpit) in America.

Adult film star Stormy Daniels says in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006.
Daniels says in the highly anticipated interview that she was threatened by an unidentified man in Las Vegas to keep quiet about her alleged relationship with Trump.
She says in the interview that she had one encounter of consensual sex with the future president. Five years later, in 2011, she says she was trying to sell her story when she was threatened.
She says the man told her, "Leave Trump alone. Forget the story."
Daniels received a $130,000 payment days before the 2016 presidential election for her silence and has sought to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement.

Storm(y) White House / REUTERS

Storm(y) White House / REUTERS

Daniels has previously spoken about the affair, including in a recent post on Twitter in which she said: "Technically I didn't sleep with the POTUS 12 years ago. There was no sleeping (hehe) and he was just a goofy reality TV star."

Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, has teased the interview, posting a picture on Twitter of a DVD along with the text: "If 'a picture is worth a thousand words,' how many words is this worth????? #60minutes #pleasedenyit."

When another Twitter user said that the disc contained a video of a lie detector test Daniels had taken, Avenatti replied: "Nope. Enjoy Sunday and the days that follow..."

Daniels was paid $130,000 by Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as part of a non-disclosure agreement that she signed shortly before the 2016 US presidential election, leading to allegations that the payment amounted to an illicit contribution to Trump's campaign.

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Updated Date: Mar 26, 2018 06:32:07 IST

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