Stormy Daniels Receives Threats Amid Trump Case, Increases Security and Experiences Sales Spike
Stormy Daniels has reportedly been receiving threats and vitriolic messages on social media as former President Donald Trump's possible arrest in the hush-money case looms. In response, the adult film actress has increased her security, while also experiencing a surge in orders for her merchandise and X-rated pictures.
Daniels' attorney, Clark Brewster, informed TMZ that his client had received numerous threatening messages on social media platforms, including some highly concerning direct messages. These threats follow Trump's recent announcement that he expects to be arrested by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg over the Stormy Daniels hush-money case.
Brewster declined to provide details about the increased security measures, fearing it could provide information to anyone intending to harm Daniels. However, he has previously stated that "Stormy for years has had security when she needs to."
Daniels has faced threats through direct messages before, and according to her attorney, she knows how to take the necessary steps to ensure her safety and comfort.
Online comments directed at Daniels have included insults such as "worthless whore," "degenerate prostitute," and "extortionist who should be in prison." Bragg has been investigating Trump for allegedly making a $130,000 payment to Daniels before the 2016 election, with Trump accused of arranging the deal to buy her silence about their alleged affair. Trump has consistently denied these accusations.
Amid the threats, Daniels has seen an increase in demand for her merchandise and explicit pictures. She tweeted late Monday, "Had so many orders come in today! … I'm not even mad about having to go to the post office twice." Her merchandise includes calendars, signed racy images, and clothing with #TeamStormy on it.
The Manhattan grand jury is currently examining Trump's involvement in the payment made to Daniels in 2016, intended to prevent her from going public about an alleged sexual encounter with him.
Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid Daniels through a shell company before being reimbursed by Trump, whose company, the Trump Organization, recorded the reimbursements as legal expenses. Trump denies ever having had a sexual relationship with Daniels.