Stormy Daniels is ready to tell her story about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump, and she may have some hard evidence.
According to a report from The Blast, Daniels (whose real name is Stephanie Clifford) has a “Monica Lewinsky dress,” a gold mini dress she wore during the alleged tryst with Trump in a Lake Tahoe hotel back in 2006. Daniels, the report continues, kept the dress “in pristine condition” and plans to have it forensically tested for samples of hair, skin or “anything else” that would contain DNA.
The Blast also shared a photograph of the dress in question.
The dress in question. (Screenshot via The Blast)
The Blast also explained why its editorial staff is drawing Monica Lewinsky comparisons:
If the dress story sounds familiar, that’s because it’s very similar to Monica Lewinsky keeping her stained navy-blue GAP cocktail dress after allegedly performing oral sex on President Bill Clinton in the Oval Office. The dress was part of an actual investigation and the FBI later determined to a high percentage of accuracy that Clinton’s bodily fluids were the source of the stain.
The report comes only a day after Michael Cohen, the president's longtime personal attorney, said that he had paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to Daniels as part of a nondisclosure agreement to keep her from discussing a sexual encounter with Trump back in 2006, while Trump was married to his current wife, Melania, and just a few months after Melania gave birth to their son, Barron.
“Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” Cohen said in a statement to The New York Times. “The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.”
Cohen declined to answer questions on whether Trump was aware of the payment, and has previously said that Trump denied the affair with Daniels outright.
Speaking to The Associated Press, Gina Rodriguez, a manager for Daniels, said the non-disclosure agreement the actress signed to keep the president’s secrets holds no weight. Rodriguez says Cohen violated the agreement himself by disclosing that he personally paid Daniels $130,000 in “a private transaction." This makes Daniels, Rodriguez said, free to speak about the affair without legal repercussions.
Rodriguez also cited a report in The Daily Beast which revealed that Cohen is shopping for a book proposal to share his side of the story. (“No issue was too big, too sticky or too oddball for me to tackle,” Cohen writes in the proposal for a book which will likely be titled Trump Revolution: From The Tower to The White House, Understanding Donald J. Trump. “I saw it all, handled it all. And still do.”)