In a Saturday morning tweet, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels noted that a “major announcement” should be expected in the “coming days” regarding his client’s claim that she and her daughter were threatened in 2011 in an effort to ensure her silence about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump.
Michael Avenatti tweeted, “Expect a major announcement in the coming days regarding our efforts to identify the thug who threatened Ms. Clifford in Las Vegas in 2011 to ‘leave Trump alone’ while making reference to her little girl. You can run but you can’t hide.”
Expect a major announcement in the coming days regarding our efforts to identify the thug who threatened Ms. Clifford in Las Vegas in 2011 to “leave Trump alone” while making reference to her little girl. You can run but you can’t hide. #thugsearch #seriousconsequences #basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 7, 2018
The Washington Examiner reported: Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, claims she and Trump had an extramarital affair in 2006, one sexual encounter at a golf tournament while Trump’s third wife, Melania Trump, was pregnant with Barron Trump.
Daniels claimed in a recent “60 Minutes” interview that in 2011, after she agreed to tell her story to a sister publication of In Touch magazine, she was later informed by two former employees of the magazine that the story never ran because after the magazine called Trump seeking comment, his personal attorney Michael Cohen threatened to sue.
Daniels said that a few weeks later she and her infant daughter were threatened by a man in a Las Vegas parking lot.
“I was in a parking lot, going to a fitness class with my infant daughter,” Daniels said. “Taking, you know, the seats facing backwards in the backseat, diaper bag, you know, gettin’ all the stuff out. And a guy walked up on me and said to me, ‘Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.’ And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom. And then he was gone.”
The Examiner report continued: Asked if she thought that was a threat, Daniels said, “absolutely,” adding that she never saw the man again, but if she were to see him, she would be able to “instantly” recognize him. Daniels also said she never told police because she was “scared.”
Daniels has come forward about the alleged tryst in recent months while attempting to combat a non-disclosure agreement she signed with Cohen, right before the 2016 election. As part of that agreement, she was paid $130,000 so she would not discuss her alleged relationship with Trump. Daniels is now challenging the agreement in court, arguing it was nullified because Trump never signed it.
The White House claims that Trump denies having been involved in an extramarital affair with Daniels.
Cohen has said, “I have never threatened her in any way and I am unaware of anyone else doing so.”