Porn star Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, launched a campaign on Wednesday to collect fund from the public to cover the cost of her legal battle against President Trump and his lawyer, Michael Cohen.
“I am attempting to speak honestly and openly to the American people about my relationship with now President Donald Trump and the intimidation and tactics used against me,” Daniels wrote on her campaign’s website.
“But unfortunately, I do not have the vast resources to fight Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen alone,” she added.
In her crowdfunding campaign, she raised more than $130,000 in less than two days, reports said.
In the lawsuit filed Tuesday last week in Los Angeles Superior Court, Daniels claims she had an“intimate relationship” with Trump beginning in 2006 that lasted about a year. At the time, Trump had been married to his wife, Melania, for less than two years.
She also claims that Cohen paid her $130,000 days before the 2016 presidential election in exchange for her silence about alleged sexual relations she had with Trump a decade earlier.
The white house has denied all allegations.
“We’ve addressed our feelings on that situation and I don’t have anything else to add,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Wednesday last week.
In an interview with CNN, Avenatti said Daniels has evidence to back her claims.
“We have substantial evidence and facts that were not included in the complaint,” Avenatti said.
On NBC’s “Today” show, Daniels’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, was asked if she had a sexual relationship with the president.
“Yes,” Avenatti replied.