Stormy Daniels believes she is no longer bound by a non-disclosure agreement and is ready to break her silence about reports that she had a sexual relationship with Donald Trump, her manager told the Associated Press.
On Tuesday, Trump attorney Michael Cohen told the New York Times that, as reported by the Wall Street Journal in January, he had indeed paid Daniels $130,000 just before Election Day. And now, according to Daniels’ manager Gina Rodriguez, “Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story.”
Daniels also reportedly believes that the agreement was invalidated by a Daily Beast report that Cohen is shopping around a book proposal that would address Daniels’ story.
Cohen for his part told the Times that that he made the payout from his personal funds, and he insisted in a statement that neither Trump nor Trump’s 2016 campaign organization knew about the “private transaction.”
Daniels made headlines earlier this year with multiple reports, including a 2011 interview she did with In Touch, that she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006. A statement attributed to her in late January read in part, “I am not denying this affair because I was paid ‘hush money’ as has been reported in overseas owned tabloids. I am denying this affair because it never happened.”
However, hours after the denial was made public, following Trump’s State of the Union address, Daniels appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and coyly suggested that the denial might not be authentic.