Since Stormy Daniels’ name became associated with reports about President Donald Trump’s sex life, circa 2006, or with the growing legal scandal involving his personal attorney Michael Cohen, the porn star has seen a huge boost in her public profile.
The number of her Twitter followers has jumped 250 percent to 650,000. General internet searches also have soared, while Pornhub searches of any of the hundreds of films she has starred in or directed have gone up from 2,500 a day to more than 2 million, according to the Daily Beast.
But none of that means that Daniels is raking in lots more money, she told the Daily Beast in an interview published Monday.
To correct some people’s view that she’s trying to profit from her connection to the scandal involving Trump and Cohen, Daniels said in the interview: “I see Wicked is capitalizing on the surge in interest.”
Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, was referring to Wicked Studios, the adult film studio where she was a longtime contractor performer.
“They ran a big ad in AVN, put out a comp ‘Stormy Trumps All,’ and held a contest the night of ’60 Minutes,’ but it doesn’t financially impact me at all,” said Daniels, 38.
Daniels also was referring to her highly rated appearance on “60 Minutes,” when she told Anderson Cooper she had consensual sex with Trump, even though she wasn’t attracted to him and he didn’t use a condom.
Michael Cohen, personal attorney for President Trump, on CapitolHill in October 2017. (Photo by Mark
She moreover described how she received a $130,000 payout from Cohen before the 2016 election.
Daniels’ interview with the Daily Beast came on the same day that FBI agents raided Cohen’s Manhattan office, home and hotel room, seizing records related to several issues, including the payment to Daniels, the New York Times reported.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained a search warrant after receiving a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller that likely wasn’t related to his Russia investigation. Cohen’s attorney, Stephen Ryan, called the search “inappropriate and unnecessary.”
The initial Times report didn’t say the reasons the FBI might be targeting Cohen, but the Washington Post subsequently reported that Cohen is under federal investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations, possibly related to his facilitating the payment to Daniels.
Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti have said she signed the non-disclosure agreement two weeks before …
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