Stormy Daniels is well aware that her career path is commonly co-opted as a tool to discredit and smear her, but this time, she says, things are different. Since the news broke that a Manhattan grand jury voted to indict Donald Trump on charges that are still sealed but likely rest at least partially on her testimony, she’s not just being attacked with the usual slurs (“whore,” “slut,” etc), but with direct threats.
“This time it’s ‘I’m gonna murder you’. They’re way more violent and graphic,” she says.
Daniels has been threatened before.
She spoke out previously about a 2011 encounter in a parking lot, in which a stranger warned her to “leave Trump alone,” and — peering into her infant daughter’s car seat —warned, “That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.”
This time around, though, she says the violence is being incited by the former president, and she’s actually finding it somewhat frightening.
She says that, no matter the outcome of the trial, she knows there will be “injuries and death” as the result of the anger and violence of Trump’s most ardent fans.
At the same time, Daniels is not afraid to face Trump in a courtroom.
She says, “I’ve seen him naked. There’s no way he could be scarier with his clothes on.”
“Sometimes in the moment, I’m like, ‘What the f*** was I thinking? Was it worth it?’ But I wouldn’t be able to look at myself in the mirror. If I could go back far enough to where I did go to the hotel that night, I wouldn’t have done that. But . . . coming forward, I would do the same thing again. Because it was the right thing to do,” she told UK newspaper The Times.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, Stormy Daniels has had to suddenly postpone our interview tonight due to some security issues that have arisen. Hope she’s OK.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 31, 2023
Why did he invite me to his room, take off his clothes and corner me when I came out of the bathroom even though he knew he had a wife? https://t.co/SrTucgkKtm
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) March 27, 2023
Steph Bazzle covers politics and theocracy, always aiming for a world free from extremism and authoritarianism. Follow Steph on Twitter @imjustasteph.