When the Wall Street Journal last week reported that a former porn star had received a $130,000 payout in exchange for keeping silent about her sexual encounters with Donald Trump, the woman in question — Stephanie Clifford aka Stormy Daniels — denied that she had any relationship with Trump at all. But according to InTouch magazine, Daniels offered a very different story in 2011, when she went on the record to discuss her experience with the now-President Trump.
“The sex was textbook generic,” InTouch quotes Clifford saying in 2011. “I actually don’t even know why I did it but I do remember while we were having sex, I was like, ‘Please don’t try to pay me.’ And then I remember thinking, ‘But I bet if he did, it would be a lot.’”
Another porn actor, Randy Spears, confirmed to InTouch at the time that “she said it was pretty boring.”
Clifford also says Trump did not use a condom, and when she asked about his wife, Melania Knauss, who was home with their then-3-month-old son Barron, “He goes, ‘Oh, don’t worry about her,’” and showed her a magazine cover featuring himself, Clifford said.
Clifford’s account is generally supported by her now ex-husband, the porn actor and producer Mike Moz, and both parties passed a polygraph, according to the magazine.
Clifford said she met Trump at a celebrity golf tournament also attended by former Vice President Dan Quayle, Ray Romano, and the football player Ben Roethlisberger, who she says escorted her back to her room the next night after a party, at Trump’s request. Roethlisberger could not be reached for comment.
“[Trump] was introduced to everybody. He kept looking at me and then we ended up riding to another hole on the same golf cart together,” Clifford told the magazine. She said later that day, Trump came to the gift lounge where she was working at a booth sponsored by her adult film company, and invited her to dinner. But when she met him, dressed to go out, he was waiting in his hotel room in pajama pants, watching television. She told the magazine the pair ate dinner in the room before she excused herself to use the restroom.
“When I came out, he was sitting on the bed and he was like, ‘Come here.’ And I was like, ‘Ugh, here we go.’ And we started kissing,” she told InTouch. After they allegedly had sex, she said, Trump asked her to sign his DVD copy of her porn film “3 Wishes.”
In the following months, Trump would routinely call Clifford “from a blocked number” to chat, according to InTouch, a claim that was corroborated by her ex-husband. Trump also allegedly offered to get her a spot as a contestant on “The Apprentice,” which he was hosting at the time, before demurring on the grounds that NBC wouldn’t allow a porn actress on the family show. (Playboy Playmate Tiffany Fallon and adult film star Jenna Jameson, who was dating contestant Tito Ortiz, both ultimately appeared on the season Trump had promised to Clifford.)
Clifford says they met several more times over the next few years, including at Trump Tower in New York, a vodka release party at Les Deux in Hollywood, the 2007 Miss USA pageant, and his bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where Clifford says he was “obsessively watching Discovery’s Shark Week.”
Her ex-husband, who drove her to the hotel — which is located across the street from Trump’s Los Angeles home — told the mag he remembers her getting all “dolled up” for what he thought was a business meeting, even though it was “late at night.”
Their correspondence tapered off in late 2009 or early 2010, when Clifford said she received her final phone call from Trump.
In response to the Wall Street Journal’s initial report, attorney Michael Cohen offered a letter signed “Stormy Daniels” that denied a payoff between Trump and the adult-film star occurred.
“When I met Donald Trump, he was gracious, professional, and a complete gentleman to me and EVERYONE in my presence,” the letter reads. “Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false.”
But in 2011, Daniels had this to say to InTouch after she’d heard Trump made some “very derogatory” remarks about another woman: “Karma will always bite you in the ass.”