4 takeaways from Stormy Daniels' '60 Minutes' interview

In an interview with the US TV network CBS, Ms Daniels says she agreed to the sexual encounter after Mr Trump offered her a place on his reality TV show, The Apprentice.

Former adult film actress Stormy Daniels' Sunday night interview about her alleged affair with Trump more than 10 years ago scored the CBS news magazine its highest ratings in almost a decade, even beating out its late 2016 interview with Trump.

Daniels: I'm not exactly sure who they were.

"It had to have come from someone associated with Mr Trump", Mr Avenatti told ABC, "there is no other place for it to have come from". He didn't use a condom, she said, and she didn't ask him to.

Her media-savvy attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted after the show: "Any claim that "There was nothing new other than the details of the threat" is not only false but is also similar to asking 'Other than the short interruption Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?'"

The Daniels interview came despite a $130,000 hush agreement struck days before the 2016 presidential election between Daniels and Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen. Forget the story, ' " Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said in the interview with journalist Anderson Cooper.

She also said that she was threatened in 2011 while in a parking lot with her infant daughter to discourage her from discussing the relationship. She said she was not coerced to have sex and "I was not a victim".

While the interview was done in 2011, the story was not published until this January. She said the man told her to "leave Trump alone".

WASHINGTON (AP) - Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in... Trump, through his representatives, has denied the allegations. Afterwards, he asked to see her again, she said. Her lawyer argues the agreement is invalid because Trump never signed it.

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Daniels and Avenatti said she was offered as much as $1 million by other outlets to tell her story, but chose to go with the news program for free in order to tell her side of the story through a reputable organization.

But Daniels never went to the police, saying that she was scared of the repercussions.

"I am not at liberty at this time to respond in a point by point fashion", he said.

While Stormy coming forward was bad enough, Melania's nightmare grew worse last week when former Playboy model Karen McDougal claimed she had a 10-month long affair with Donald before his presidency.

The letter also demanded "that you immediately retract and apologize to Mr. Cohen through the national media for your defamatory statements on '60 Minutes, ' and make clear that you have no facts or evidence whatsoever to support your allegations that my client had anything whatsoever to do with this alleged thug".

Previously, Cohen has said neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Daniels and he was not reimbursed for the payment.

Daniels' told "60 Minutes" on Sunday that she felt she had "no choice" but to sign the statements because of the nondisclosure agreement she had signed.

Meanwhile, Daniels certainly hasn't shied away from her new household-name status and publicly held association with the Oval Office's current occupant.

  • Sonia Alvarado