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Hours after President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address, the adult-film star he allegedly had an affair with in 2006 neither denied nor verified that she had signed an NDA that barred her from speaking about him.
In a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Stormy Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — addressed a letter that had been sent to several journalists Tuesday reiterating a claim that she had not had an affair with Donald Trump. Clifford’s alleged affair with Trump first came to light in a January Wall Street Journal story reporting that Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen had paid a $130,000 settlement to Clifford before the November 2016 election that required her not to discuss an alleged encounter with Trump from 2006. According to Wall Street Journal sources, Clifford had “privately alleged” the two had had a sexual encounter at a golf tournament in 2006. Cohen denied the validity of the story and sent the Wall Street Journal an email signed “Stormy Daniels” that denied having received hush money from Trump.
Kimmel said that three hours previously, he saw the Tuesday statement, and noted, as had other journalists, that the signature on the original, Cohen-sent statement does not match the signature on her Tuesday statement, nor do they match past signatures on her headshots. But when he asked Clifford if she had signed the Tuesday letter, Clifford was cagey. “I don’t know, did I? That doesn’t look like my signature, does it?” she said.
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