Porn star Stormy Daniels denies affair with Donald Trump

Stormy Daniels, the adult film star whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is again denying her reported affair with President Donald Trump more than a decade before he was elected to the White House.

"I am not denying this affair because I was paid 'hush money' as has been reported in overseas owned tabloids. I am denying this affair because it never happened," Clifford said in the letter provided to Buzzfeed News on Tuesday. Her attorney confirmed to The Associated Press that his client's signed statement was authentic.

Clifford has been on a publicity tour in recent weeks amid news of the alleged 2006 tryst with the president. She is scheduled to appear Tuesday on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" following Trump's State of the Union address.

Still, in her Tuesday latter, Clifford reportedly wrote, "I will have no further comment on this matter."

Clifford has sought to tell her story before, in 2011 and again during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen previously denied the allegations in a statement to Fox News.

"These rumors have circulated time and again since 2011," he said. "President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels." 

In a letter previously obtained by Fox News, Daniels appears to have signed a statement saying that any rumors of a romantic involvement between her and the Trump are false. Some have noted that Daniels’ signature appears different in the two statements, but TMZ reports a rep for the adult film star has confirmed they both belong to her.


The Wall Street Journal
 reported earlier this month that Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to Clifford in October 2016 to keep her from publicly discussing it.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.