Stormy Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti released an image of the man they said threatened the porn star in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 if she went public with claims that she had an affair with Donald Trump.
The sketch was first revealed during a live screening of “The View” where both Daniels and Avenatti appeared on Tuesday.
Here is the sketch of the man Stormy Daniels says threatened her in Las Vegas in 2011 pic.twitter.com/GycoBk3ivi
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) April 17, 2018
“I noticed him because he was sort of well dressed and nothing about him alarmed me,” Daniels (née Stephanie Clifford) told “The View” hosts. “He walked up behind me … he had his hands in his pocket and he looked at my daughter and I just remember him saying ‘that’s a beautiful little girl, it would be a shame if something happened to her mom. Forget about this story, leave Mr. Trump alone.'”
Daniels’ attorney revealed a $100,000 reward for anyone who could offer a positive ID of the man in the sketch and announced that information could be sent to idthethug@gmail.
Daniels also swatted back accusations by the show’s resident conservative, Meghan McCain, that she was only going after Trump for publicity.
“This isn’t what I want to be known for,” she said. “It’s downright scary a lot of times. I’ve had to hire bodyguards.”
“I’m done being bullied,” she added.
Since first revealing on “Morning Joe” that she had been threatened by a man urging her to stay away from Trump, the identify of the assailant — and who might have sent him — has been one of the most intriguing nuggets in her accusations about the president.
Daniels is suing Trump to force a release from a nondisclosure agreement she signed which forbids her from talking about an extramarital relationship she has said she had with him back in 2006.
Trump has consistently maintained that no such affair ever took place.
What is known, however, is that just days before the 2016 election, Daniels signed the NDA in return for a $130,000 payment delivered by Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen. Cohen’s office and apartment were raided by the FBI last week.
Cohen has maintained that the money was his own and Trump told reporters that he was completely unaware of the payment. Team Daniels’ is arguing that the NDA is void since Trump himself never signed it. They are also suing Cohen for defamation.