tbo: Tampa Bay Online.
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
  • Home
  • The Buzz
  • From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Porn star Stormy Daniels coming to Tampa’s Thee Dollhouse this weekend

Stormy Daniels is coming to Florida.

She announced to her 429,000 Twitter followers on Wednesday that she'll be appearing in Tampa at Thee Dollhouse on Friday and Saturday.

The following Saturday, she'll be at Deja Vu in North Hollywood.

The former porn star, who received $130,000 to hush up about an alleged affair with Donald Trump, will also perform at a West Palm Beach strip club in April.

It's all part of her "Make America Horny Again" tour.

"We, being the closest club to Mar-a-Lago and directly across the street from Trump's International Golf Course, feel she is going to be a huge hit!" Stacy Saccal, the general manager of Ultra's Gentlemen's Club, told the Palm Beach Post.

On Tuesday, Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen said he made the $130,000 payment on his own, just as the Access Hollywood tape was coming out in the final stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign.

"Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly," Cohen said, a statement that generated plenty of skepticism.

On Wednesday, Daniels' manager told the Associated Press that Daniels  believes Cohen's statements invalidated a non-disclosure agreement.

"Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story," manager Gina Rodriguez said.

The group Common Cause has filed complaints with the FEC and DOJ and says Cohen's payment amounts to an in-kind donation to the Trump campaign.

"As Trump's personal attorney, Cohen was an agent of then-candidate Trump," Common Cause's Paul S. Ryan said. "The timing and circumstances of the $130,000 payment to Daniels make it appear that the hush money was paid to Daniels in an effort to influence the election. Any payment by a person such as Cohen on behalf of or in consultation with a candidate to influence an election is an in-kind "contribution" to the candidate under campaign finance law subject to a $2,700 limit and disclosure requirements.

"At the very least this latest admission by Cohen and the circumstances behind it requires a full investigation by the FEC and the Department of Justice as we requested last month. Cohen has now admitted to being the 'John Doe' named in our complaints who paid off Daniels, apparently to buy her silence, at a time when she was reportedly negotiating with major media outlets to discuss the potentially damaging details of a relationship she carried on with Trump. Questions about the payment and the circumstances behind it must be answered, and they must be answered under oath."

Trump has denied the affair.

Stormy Daniels, aka Stephanie Clifford, has not.

Weather Center
Comments