Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who says she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and is currently suing him, is speaking out. An interview with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, will be broadcast on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday, March 25. It will be Daniels’s first full-length interview on national television since the story of her alleged affair with Trump surfaced at the beginning of the year.
60 Minutes airs at 7 pm Eastern/Pacific on CBS stations and on the CBS digital streaming news service CBSN.
The interview, conducted by longtime host Anderson Cooper, actually occurred earlier this month, instigating loud calls for the network to televise the episode sooner. And it’s airing even though Trump’s lawyer obtained a restraining order from an arbitrator that was meant to stop the interview from becoming public.
Daniels is suing Trump for the right to talk about their relationship. She’s currently bound by a nondisclosure agreement tied to a $130,000 payout. Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen said he paid Daniels with his own money without Trump’s knowledge. (That payment could be a violation of campaign finance law — one reason the Daniels saga is more serious than it initially appeared.)
Daniels alleges the NDA is invalid because Donald Trump didn’t sign it himself.
The story of the Trump-Daniels affairs first came to light on January 12 in a Wall Street Journal investigation. Since then, the details have become more salacious — and more troubling. Most recently, Daniels’s lawyer said threats of violence were used to keep his client quiet.
How to watch:
What: Anderson Cooper interviews Stormy Daniels on CBS’s 60 Minutes
When: Sunday, March 25, at 7 pm Eastern/Pacific
Where: Your local CBS station