Adult film star Stormy Daniels fired back at First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday.
This after an audio clip surfaced of the first lady dubbing Daniels ‘hooker’ during a private telephone call. Mrs. Trump, reportedly on the phone with ex-friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who recently released a book about their relationship.
Her memoir is titled, “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.” Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) claimed to have been intimate with Trump almost 15 years ago.
The adult star later allegedly signed a nondisclosure agreement and was paid $130,000 to remain silent about the tryst. Donald Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen assumed to act as the go between.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has set his sights on the president over a reported hush payment made following their alleged encounter.
In addition to his probe of an illicit payment, Vance has further widened the scope also including other tax transactions. The DA now said to be considering an investigation into Trump for tax fraud.
A related inquiry is being led by New York Attorney General Letitia James. Her office investigating the Trump organization for illegal activity as well. With second son Eric Trump giving sworn testimony on the matter to James’ office earlier this week. The First Lady apparently was referring to Daniels’ appearance in Vogue Magazine:
“Go Google and read it,” Melania Trump said in the recording.
“Annie Leibovitz shot the porn hooker, and she (Daniels) will be [in] one of the issues, September or October.”
“What do you mean, she shot the ‘porn hooker’?” Wolkoff questioned.
“Stormy,” the first lady responded. “
Shut the f— up,” Wolkoff replied. “For what?”
“You didn’t read it. It was yesterday it came up,” Melania Trump said. “For Vogue. She will be in Vogue. Annie Leibovitz shot her.”
As Daniels hit back on Twitter:
Hahaha! Although I wasn't paid for sex and therefore technically not a "hooker" I'll take being that over what you are any day. You sold your pussy AND your soul…and I'm legal. Keep talking about me. I like your new tits btw. Post (more) nudes? #bebest lol— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) October 6, 2020
Stormy Daniels’ libel lawsuit against Donald Trump over a tweet he posted in 2018 was recently rejected by a federal appeals court.
The court ruled in favor of Trump. Trump’s lawyer argued that Trump’s tweet amounted to an opinion about another user’s post and was not a factual claim and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California agreed.
Daniels argued that the tweet damaged her reputation by painting her as a liar.
Trump’s tweet expressed doubt about accusations Daniels made about being intimidated in a casino parking lot before she went public with her alleged sexual relationship with Donald Trump.
Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, allegedly arranged to pay Daniels $130,000 during the 2016 presidential campaign to state that she did not have sex with Trump.
Later in 2018, Daniels appeared on “60 Minutes” where she went public with her story about the affair.
The tweet that Trump made commented on a post by another user that compared a sketch of the individual Daniels said intimidated her in the parking lot to an image of her husband.
Trump made the tweet on April 18, 2018. “A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!” “Viewed through the eyes of an objectively reasonable reader, the tweet here reflects Mr. Trump’s opinion about the implications of the allegedly similar appearances of Ms. Clifford’s ex-husband and the man in the sketch,” the court said in its nine-page ruling.
The court then added that Trump’s tweet “plainly concerns the similarities between the sketch and the photograph” of Daniels’s ex-husband.
“Because the tweet juxtaposing the two images was displayed immediately below Mr. Trump’s tweet, the reader was provided with the information underlying the allegedly defamatory statement and was free to draw his or her own conclusions,” the judges wrote.
Also, in the now rejected libel case, Daniels alleged that the tweet amounted to a denial of her sexual encounter with Trump. The judge ruled that the tweet did not amount to a public denial.