Stormy Daniels: Tempest Continues To Blow For Trump
The adult film actress Stormy Daniels has said she was threatened to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006.
Daniels told CBS News' “60 Minutes” program that a man approached her in a Las Vegas car park in 2011, reports the BBC.
The stranger allegedly said, "leave Trump alone," then looked at her young daughter and added: "It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom."
Trump denies having had an affair with the actress.
His lawyers are seeking $20 million in damages from her, saying she broke a non-disclosure deal signed before the 2016 presidential election.
She has filed a lawsuit to scrap the agreement, saying it is invalid because Trump did not sign it.
Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said she had sex with Trump just once, in a hotel room during a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, California, in July 2006. Trump married Melania Trump in 2005.
Daniels claims she and Trump stayed in contact for years afterwards, and last spoke in 2010.
While Trump flew back to the capital from his Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida on Sunday night, Melania Trump did not.
"The first lady will be staying in Florida as is their tradition for spring break," deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement.
In the highly anticipated interview, which aired on Sunday evening, Stormy Daniels said she was approached by the man in the car park in 2011 after having agreed to sell her story to a magazine.
But the magazine did not publish the story after legal threats from Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, 60 Minutes reported, citing former employees. The interview was finally published in InTouch magazine earlier this year.
"A primetime dish by Stormy Daniels about her alleged affair with Donald Trump is a reminder that there are some things even a president can't control," according to a CNN analysis. "The '60 Minutes' interview Sunday slammed into the White House just at the moment that Trump is acting to stamp his dominance on his administration and wider political story by removing officials who tried to tame him."