Stormy shows sketch of man who threatened her for talking about Trumpby Richard Bailey 17/04/2018 12:18:00 0 comments 1 Views
- Stormy Daniels and her lawyer Michael Avenatti appeared live on The View on Tuesday
- They used the show to unveil the sketch of the man Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011
- Daniels says she noticed him because he was 'well dressed' and kind of 'handsome'
- She says he approached her car as she was trying to get her infant daughter out of her seat and told her to 'leave Trump alone'
By Nikki Schwab, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 11:35 EDT, 17 April 2018 | Updated: 12:17 EDT, 17 April 2018
Porn star Stormy Daniels unveiled the sketch of the man she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011, when she tried to publicize her story about an alleged affair with Donald Trump.
Rehashing the story to the women on The View Tuesday, Daniels told the panel that the man approached her as she was getting her infant daughter out of the car to attend a mommy-and-me exercise class.
'I noticed him because he was sort of well-dressed and nothing about him alarmed me,' she told the women in her first live television interview since the hush money payment given to Daniels by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was unveiled.
'I really thought he was somebody's husband not wanting to be in whatever his wife was doing,' she said.
When she noticed reflection in the car she expected him to ask for directions. Instead the man threatened the adult film actress and her daughter.
Upon unveiling the sketch, Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti said they would pay $100,000 reward for the identity of the man, and asked for tips to be sent to IDTheThug@gmail.com.
'We want to get to the bottom of who this is, and we think we know who this is, but we want to confirm it,' Avenatti told The View's audience.
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Porn star Stormy Daniels revealed the sketch that was made of the man she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011, after she went to the press with her story of having sexual relations with then-businessman Donald Trump
Porn star Stormy Daniels participated in her first live television interview on Tuesday talking to the women of The View
Meghan McCain (right) asked porn star Stormy Daniels (left) if she appeared at court Monday as a publicity stunt
The women of The View peppered porn star Stormy Daniels (center) and her lawyer Michael Avenatti (third from right) with questions on Tuesday in New York
Porn star Stormy Daniels is photographed entering the studios for The View, as she gives her first live television interview
Stormy Daniels smiles as she walks alongside her lawyer Michael Avenatti (left) Tuesday in New York
In New York on Tuesday, Stormy Daniels enters the studios of The View, where she gave her first live television interview since news of her alleged affair with President Trump came out
Stormy Daniels was set to reveal a sketch of the man she says threatened her in 2011 in Las Vegas. A threat made to keep her story about then-businessman Donald Trump under wraps
While many aspects of Daniel's liaison with the now-president had already come out in the press – thanks, in part, to the 2011 interview she did with In Touch Weekly, which the magazine published this January – it was details about the threat made to her surrounding that interview that became news out of her 60 Minutes sit-down.
Daniels told 60 Minutes correspondent Anderson Cooper that she was threatened by a man who approached her in Las Vegas.
'I was in a parking lot, going to a fitness class with my infant daughter,' she explained. 'And a guy walked up to 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,' Daniels said.
Daniels said she did not report the encounter to police at the time because she was scared.
She reiterated that point to The View co-host Meghan McCain on Tuesday.
'I was scared, it was expressly what he told me not to do,' Daniels said.
She also pointed out that if she had gone to the police a public record would have been produced and she likely would have had to explain that she had a previous alleged sexual encounter with Trump, which is why the threat took place.
Promos for Tuesday's episode of The View showed Stormy Daniels (right) sitting down with forensic artist Lois Gibson (left), who created the sketch
Stormy Daniels (left) sat down with forensic artist Lois Gibson (right) earlier this month and described the man she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011
'Honestly one of the main reasons I didn't say anything is I didn't tell my husband at the time,' she said of her one night stand with Trump. 'To go home and say, "I had this guy attack me, oh and by the way he did this because of this." I didn't want him to think I was a bad mom, and I put our daughter in danger.'
McCain asked why Daniels, in speaking to other news outlets including ABC before the election, never mentioned the threat.
The adult film actress replied that she didn't want to be asked the question McCain had just asked – why not call the cops.
'I did tell quite a few people actually from back then,' Daniels then volunteered. 'I told family members and two friends and people that I worked with.'
At that point Avenatti jumped in to say that there was no way his client could 'fabricate' the man's face.
'This is a very detailed sketch,' he said.
He explained how the sketch had been made by a woman named Lois Gibson.
'She found Stormy to be very credible,' Avenatti said.
Co-host Joy Behar pointed out that the man 'looks like an actor, sort of.'
'That's what stood out to me because I thought, honestly, that he was, you know, sort of handsome,' Daniels said.
Avenatti had planned to release the drawing publicly last week, but the raid of Trump attorney Michael Cohen's office and hotel room delayed the unveiling.
'Due to the FBI raids of Mr. Cohen’s office/home and a subsequent request we received this morning to delay the release of the forensic sketch of the thug that threatened Ms. Clifford to "leave Trump alone", we will not be releasing the sketch or reward details today. Timing TBD,' Avenatti tweeted last Monday.
Cohen was responsible for giving Daniels $130,000 in hush money in October 2016 in exchange for her signing a non-disclosure agreement that barred her from talking about her alleged sexual encounter with Trump.