The most unlikely of duos have teamed up for a podcast episode to reveal, among other things, the romantic pillow talk of Donald Trump.
Former porn star Stormy Daniels appeared on a recent episode with a man she effectively helped put in prison – Trump’s disgraced former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, who was jailed for illegally paying hush money to Daniels from campaign finances.
Ms Daniels (real name Stephanie Gregory Clifford) claims she had a sexual affair with Trump in 2006 and 2007, an allegation Trump continues to deny.
Cohen ultimately took the fall for the resulting cover-up during the election campaign, pleading guilty to tax evasion, misuse of campaign finances and lying to federal agents.
In the interview on his aptly named Mea Culpa podcast, Cohen apologised to the adult entertainer for his role in attempting to cover up her allegations.
“Both of our stories will be forever linked with Donald Trump, but also with one another,” he said, apologising for the “needless pain” he caused.
Daniels shares Trump’s pre-sex ultimatum
Daniels said she had memories of an encounter with Trump in 2006 come flooding back after watching the movie Bombshell which depicts a string of sexual harassment incidents by the former head of Fox News, Roger Ailes.
While in a bedroom with Trump in 2006, she said she remembered thinking to herself how she managed to find herself in such a situation.
“And I remember even thinking I could definitely fight his fat ass, I can definitely outrun him. There’s a bodyguard at the door. But I wasn’t threatened, I was not physically threatened,” she said in the podcast.
Trump, meanwhile, offered her an opportunity, she recalled.
“I went to sidestep and he stood up off the bed and was like ‘This is your chance.’
“And I was like, ‘What?’ and he was like, ‘You need to show me how bad you want it or do you just want to go back to the trailer park’.”
She said Trump told her that he could get her a spot on his TV show The Apprentice.
Daniels told Cohen she went to the bathroom and “was genuinely like startled to see him waiting” when she came out.
“I just froze,” she said, “and I didn’t know what to say. He had stripped down to his underwear and was perched on the bed doing his best yet horrifyingly disturbing impression of Burt Reynolds.”
Daniels is pursuing a defamation case against the former president who denies the affair allegations while married to current wife Melania Trump. She has taken the case all the way to the US Supreme Court.
“He doesn't get to bully me again,” Daniels told Cohen.
“I have nothing left to lose, I've already lost everything so I'm taking it all the way,” she said of the lawsuit.
According to the 41-year-old, the whole saga has cost her friends and romantic relationships.
“You know, I'm probably going to die alone because of this,” she said.
Cohen, who spent about a year in prison before being released to house arrest due to Covid, has already produced a tell-all memoir since leaving jail in July. The book, which details his time as Trump’s “fixer”, is currently on sale on eBay for US$1.95.
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