Stormy Daniels to Speak on ‘Affair’ With Trump in First Interview
The interview will be broadcast on CBS’ 60 Minutes at 4:30 am, Indian Standard Time.
Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who has claimed that she had an affair with US President Donald Trump, is set to be seen on a televised interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes, which will be broadcast at 7 pm Eastern Time (4:30 am Indian Standard Time) on Sunday, 25 March.
This will be Daniels’ first interview after The Wall Street Journal published a story on 12 January talking about how Trump’s lawyer arranged a $1,30,000 payment for her silence on an alleged sexual encounter in 2006.
The interview, being hosted by Anderson Cooper, was recorded in early March, but is being broadcast only now. People will be able to view it on the CBS News’ digital streaming news service CBSN.
According to media reports, the interview is being broadcast despite a restraining order being acquired by Trump’s lawyer in this regard.
The US President’s legal team has opposed such an interview by Daniels citing a non-disclosure agreement which involved a $1,30,000 payout.
Daniels has maintained that the agreement is not valid as Trump was not a signatory to it. Her legal team has further alleged that Daniels was threatened with physical violence, reported The Independent.
In addition to this, the $1,30,000 payout – allegedly made by Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen using his personal money – has also attracted controversy with reports indicating that it could be violative of campaign finance laws.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sued the president on 6 March, stating Trump never signed an agreement for her to keep quiet about an "intimate" relationship between them. Daniels received $1,30,000 under that agreement.
(Follow The Quint for all the updates on the interview.)
(With additional inputs from Reuters)
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