Stormy Daniels

LOS ANGELES | After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

LOS ANGELES — Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment. “I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman,” Avenatti told reporters Wednesday after being booked and posting $50,000 bail. Avenatti said he has been an … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

WASHINGTON | Stormy Daniels to release memoir titled “Full Disclosure”

WASHINGTON — Stormy Daniels is telling her story in a new memoir titled “Full Disclosure.” The porn star, who alleges an affair with President Donald Trump, announced the book on ABC’s “The View” Wednesday. Set to come out on Oct. 2, it will detail her life and legal standoff with the president. Daniels says “there’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Stormy Daniels to release memoir titled “Full Disclosure”

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa | Avenatti pitch in Iowa: ‘When they go low … we hit harder’

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels, has told Iowa Democrats that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to take back the White House. It’s a role he is considering filling himself. In a political scene unthinkable just months ago, Avenatti was the closing … Continue reading CLEAR LAKE, Iowa | Avenatti pitch in Iowa: ‘When they go low … we hit harder’

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa | In Iowa, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says Democrats must fight

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels, told Iowa Democrats Friday that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to take back the White House — and he’s considering formally casting himself in the role. In a political scene unthinkable just months ago, Avenatti was … Continue reading CLEAR LAKE, Iowa | In Iowa, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says Democrats must fight

DES MOINES, Iowa | Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dabbles in Iowa, says it’s no stunt

DES MOINES, Iowa — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president on behalf of porn actress Stormy Daniels, has a message for Iowa Democrats: His foray into presidential politics is no stunt. “I am seriously considering it, and I think a lot of it is going to hinge on what direction I think … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dabbles in Iowa, says it’s no stunt

LOS ANGELES | Ex-Playboy model wants additional $200K from top GOP donor

LOS ANGELES — A former Playboy centerfold model who claims to have had an affair with a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump wants him to pay an additional $200,000, beyond a $1.6 million settlement, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. Shera Bechard filed a lawsuit under seal earlier this month against the fundraiser, Elliott … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Ex-Playboy model wants additional $200K from top GOP donor

LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Gag order unlikely against porn star’s lawyer

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on President Donald Trump and payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A federal judge says he’s unlikely to issue a gag order stopping a lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels from discussing her lawsuit against President Donald Trump with reporters and the public. U.S. District … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | The Latest: Gag order unlikely against porn star’s lawyer

WASHINGTON | Trump denies knowing about Trump Tower meeting in advance

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump denied Friday that he knew in advance about a Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 between a Russian lawyer, his eldest son and other aides that had been convened to hear dirt on his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Trump tweeted, “NO,” he “did NOT know of the meeting with my … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump denies knowing about Trump Tower meeting in advance

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  | Avenatti: 3 women paid ‘hush money’ for Trump relationships

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, said Thursday that he now represents three additional women who he says had relationships with President Donald Trump and were paid “hush money” before the 2016 presidential election. Avenatti disclosed the information at a community forum in West Hollywood, California, but he … Continue reading WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  | Avenatti: 3 women paid ‘hush money’ for Trump relationships

SANTA ANA, Calif. | Avenatti gets judge to bar media from bankruptcy testimony

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, convinced a federal judge on Wednesday to bar the media from covering his testimony in an unrelated case involving his former law firm’s bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Bauer allowed Avenatti to give testimony behind closed doors in federal court in Santa … Continue reading SANTA ANA, Calif. | Avenatti gets judge to bar media from bankruptcy testimony

COLUMBUS, Ohio  | Stormy Daniels set to perform in Ohio 3 weeks after arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Porn star Stormy Daniels is set to return to Ohio next month, three weeks after her arrest at a Columbus strip club on charges that were later dropped. Daniels is known for claiming that she had sex with Donald Trump before he became president. Trump has denied that. The manager of the … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio  | Stormy Daniels set to perform in Ohio 3 weeks after arrest

LOS ANGELES | Stormy Daniels’ lawyer skyrockets to chief Trump critic

LOS ANGELES — On Monday he was accepting an award from a legal foundation in Denver. He was in Los Angeles on Tuesday, fighting to unseal a lawsuit brought by a Playboy centerfold. On Wednesday he was in New York visiting children separated from their parents at the U.S. border and on Friday he was protesting … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Stormy Daniels’ lawyer skyrockets to chief Trump critic

COLUMBUS, Ohio | FOP chief denies politics played role in porn actress arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Politics did not play a role in the arrest of porn actress Stormy Daniels, according to the head of the police union in Ohio’s capital city where Daniels was briefly charged with interacting too closely with patrons who turned out to be undercover police officers. Officers applied an illegal sexual contact law … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | FOP chief denies politics played role in porn actress arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio  | The Latest: Stormy Daniels readies 2nd Ohio club appearance

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — The Latest on the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels at a strip club in Ohio (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Porn star Stormy Daniels has arrived at an Ohio club where she’s set to perform a day after police arrested her at another club. Daniels arrived at Vanity Gentlemen’s Club in … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio  | The Latest: Stormy Daniels readies 2nd Ohio club appearance

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped hours after arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against Stormy Daniels just hours after the porn actress was arrested and accused of illegally rubbing under police officers’ faces against her bare breasts during a performance at an Ohio strip club. Her attorney said she was “set up” in a Columbus police sting operation, calling it an … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped hours after arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Attorney: Charges dropped against Stormy Daniels

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Latest on the arrest of porn actress Stormy Daniels at a strip club in Ohio (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels says prosecutors have dropped all charges against her following her overnight arrest at an Ohio adult club. Michael Avenatti represents Daniels, whose real name … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Attorney: Charges dropped against Stormy Daniels

Lawyer: Stormy Daniels’ arrest was part of sting operation

Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at an Ohio strip club and accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, and her attorney said Thursday she was set up in a sting operation. While Daniels was performing Wednesday night at Sirens, a strip club in Columbus, some patrons touched her in … Continue reading Lawyer: Stormy Daniels’ arrest was part of sting operation

COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Stormy Daniels released from jail on bond

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Latest on the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels at a strip club in Ohio (all times local): 8 a.m. Porn actress Stormy Daniels, who was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, during a performance at a strip club, has been released on bond. Franklin County Jail officials confirmed she was released around … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | The Latest: Stormy Daniels released from jail on bond

WASHINGTON | Stormy Daniels’ strip club act bookends Trump’s court reveal

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump exercised his power by nominating Brett Kavanaugh Monday night at the White House, adult film star Stormy Daniels exercised hers about a mile away, wearing nothing but black heels. “She is the one person who could take down Donald Trump,” said Diana Lautenberger, 34, who said she works for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Stormy Daniels’ strip club act bookends Trump’s court reveal

WASHINGTON |  Wet hot Washington: Stormy Daniels strips near White House

WASHINGTON  — As President Donald Trump exercised his power by nominating Brett Kavanaugh Monday night at the White House, adult film star Stormy Daniels exercised hers about a mile away, wearing nothing but black heels. “She is the one person who could take down Donald Trump,” said Diana Lautenberger, 34, who said she works for … Continue reading WASHINGTON |  Wet hot Washington: Stormy Daniels strips near White House

LOS ANGELES | Feds say ex-firm of Stormy Daniels’ lawyer owes unpaid taxes

LOS ANGELES — The Justice Department says Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made “misrepresentations” in a bankruptcy case involving his former law firm that owes more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes. Avenatti said Wednesday he doesn’t owe any money personally and called the court filing “politically motivated.” Court records showed Avenatti’s former firm, Eagan … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Feds say ex-firm of Stormy Daniels’ lawyer owes unpaid taxes

LOS ANGELES | Stormy Daniels’ former attorney countersues porn actress

LOS ANGELES — A day after Stormy Daniels accused her former lawyer of being a “puppet” for President Donald Trump, the attorney countersued the porn star and her new attorney for defamation and accused Trump’s personal attorney of illegally recording their telephone calls. The countersuit was filed Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles — … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Stormy Daniels’ former attorney countersues porn actress

LOS ANGELES | Sex workers slam Giuliani for saying Daniels isn’t credible

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Stormy Daniels’ claim she had sex with Trump in 2006 isn’t credible because she’s a porn actress with “no reputation,” quickly drawing condemnation from members of the legal sex industry. “I’m sorry I don’t respect a porn star the way I respect a career … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Sex workers slam Giuliani for saying Daniels isn’t credible

LOS ANGELES | In new lawsuit, porn star says ex-lawyer was Trump’s puppet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn actress Stormy Daniels says her ex-lawyer was a “puppet” for President Donald Trump and worked with the president’s attorney to get her to appear on Fox News and falsely deny having sex with Trump. The allegations are made in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles. Daniels is fighting to … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | In new lawsuit, porn star says ex-lawyer was Trump’s puppet

NEW YORK | Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure Wednesday that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified “expenses,” with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about a sexual tryst she said they had. The head of the nation’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

LOS ANGELES | Stormy Daniels’ crowdfunding raises transparency questions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stormy Daniels has raised nearly a half-million dollars to fund her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, relying on contributions from a crowdfunding site. Her lawyer has repeatedly pointed to the public site as evidence that he and his client aren’t bankrolled by Trump’s political foes. But the truth is, no one … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Stormy Daniels’ crowdfunding raises transparency questions

NEW YORK | Trump considers benching Giuliani from doing TV interviews

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is growing increasingly irritated with lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s frequently off-message media blitz, which has included muddying the waters on hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels and making claims that could complicate the president’s standing in the special counsel’s Russia probe. Trump has begun questioning whether Giuliani, an … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump considers benching Giuliani from doing TV interviews

NEW YORK | Stormy Daniels to Baldwin’s Trump: ‘Storm’s a coming baby’

NEW YORK — Stormy Daniels made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” to deliver a message to President Donald Trump: “A storm’s a coming, baby.” The porn actress, who says she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006 and was paid $130,000 the month before he was elected to stay silent about it, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stormy Daniels to Baldwin’s Trump: ‘Storm’s a coming baby’

NEW YORK | Fox, Hannity earn a scoop they may not have wanted

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity and Fox News Channel scored a scoop they may not have wanted. Midway through a Wednesday night interview with Hannity, new Trump legal adviser Rudolph Giuliani noted that President Donald Trump had reimbursed lawyer Michael Cohen for a $130,000 hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels. It … Continue reading NEW YORK | Fox, Hannity earn a scoop they may not have wanted