Friday, May 31, 2024

Former US President convicted - Stormy Daniels was already famous before the Trump trial

Former US President convicted - Stormy Daniels was already famous before the Trump trial t-online The former US President Donald Trump was convicted in court. It is about hush money payments to Stormy Daniels. This is what is known about her. Donald Trump is the first former US President in the history of the United States to be found guilty in a criminal trial. The 77-year-old was accused of falsifying business documents, among other things, in connection with hush money payments to a porn star. Trump's team paid Stormy Daniels 130,000 US dollars (around 122,000 euros) before the 2016 presidential election to prevent her from spilling the beans on the then presidential candidate. In 2018, in the middle of his term as US President, her story finally came to light: Daniels claimed that she had had sex with him in 2006 - when he was already married to his wife Melania. Trump and Melania's son Barron was born just a few months before the affair. Trump denies having an affair, but not that any money was exchanged. Non-disclosure agreements between two parties are not fundamentally illegal. However, Trump was accused of illegally accounting for the payments, attempting to conceal them illegally and thereby trying to cover up other violations of the law. But even after his conviction, Trump maintained his innocence, speaking in the courtroom of a "disgrace" and a "rigged trial". "I am not a victim" Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, makes no secret of the fact that she hoped Trump would promote her career. "I am not a victim," she said in a TV interview. Trump had promised her an appearance on his reality show "The Apprentice," but this never happened. But Daniels did not first become known to a wider public through this story. The 45-year-old is a fixture in the US porn industry. To make ends meet, she first performed as a stripper and then switched to the porn industry in the early 2000s. However, she doesn't just work in front of the camera, she also works behind the scenes as a director and screenwriter. She has won a whole series of awards for her work. Stormy Daniels 2006: That year she is said to have had sex with Donald Trump. (Source: Getty Images/Ethan Miller) Finally, she also made the leap beyond erotic films: for example, she had a brief appearance in the 2005 Hollywood film "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" with Steve Carell. Director Judd Apatow had hired her for the filming at the time. In 2018, he said of Daniels on the TV show "Conan": "She is very nice and super smart and easy to work with." Apatow also produced the documentary about Daniels, "Stormy", which was released this year. Her fame finally increased when the alleged affair with Donald Trump became public. The dispute with Trump is also a business for her. Since then, she has not only regularly made the headlines, but has also spoken of high demand for her merchandise. Stormy Daniels celebrated her fourth wedding in 2022 Daniels' first marriage was to porn star Pat Myne. The wedding took place in 2003, and the divorce followed two years later. In 2007, she walked down the aisle again. This time she said yes to producer Mike Moz. But here too, the relationship did not last long: the divorce was filed in 2009. Her third husband was porn star Glendon Crain. They tied the knot in 2015, four years after the birth of their daughter. But when the story about Trump became public, the couple slipped into a crisis. "We were just arguing and he was yelling at me. It went downhill really quickly. Which was surprising because we had a really good relationship and marriage," Daniels recalled in "Stormy." Crain stated that Daniels had not been completely open with him: "I didn't know anything about the sexual part, but the hush money went into my bank account." That same year, Crain filed for divorce. Stormy Daniels and Barrett Blade: The couple has been married since the end of 2022. Daniels has been married to Barrett Blade for the fourth time since 2022. The British newspaper "Daily Mail" reported this at the time. She met her husband in a bar over 25 years ago. The years-long friendship eventually turned into love. After the wedding, Daniels raved about her partner on Instagram: "When you marry your best friend, life will always be good... even if there are difficult days. Thank you Barrett for giving me a dream home, a life and a family."