Stephanie A. Gregory Clifford (born March 17, 1979), known professionally as Stormy Daniels, Stormy Waters, or simply Stormy, is an American pornographic actress, stripper, screenwriter and director.
Stephanie Gregory was born on March 17, 1979,to Sheila and Bill Gregory, who divorced about 3 or 4 years later. Gregory was subsequently raised by her mother.
She graduated from Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge in 1997 and considered becoming a journalist.
Gregory said she “came from an average, lower-income household… there [were] days without electricity”, and she has described herself as coming from a “really bad neighborhood.
Daniels had a daughter, Caden,with her third husband,Glendon Crain (screen name Brendon Miller), in 2011.
Daniels has been fond of horses her entire life. She now owns several and has won multiple blue ribbons at equestrian events.
In 2009, Daniels was arrested for domestic violence against her husband at the time, Michael Mosny. She allegedly hit him several times after an argument over how he did their laundry and failing to pay their bills.
Daniels is no longer in touch with her parents. She has been married three times, including to musician and fellow adult film star Glendon Crain.
During high school, She had a job answering phones at a riding stable.Gregory’s first experience as a stripper occurred when she was 17 and visiting a friend at a strip club; she was convinced to perform a “guest set.”She began stripping for money at the Gold Club in Baton Rouge.
While working as a featured entertainer, Daniels met Devon Michaels, who was doing lesbian scenes in a pair of upcoming films – one for Wicked Pictures and one for Sin City – and Michaels invited Daniels to accompany her. Daniels accompanied Michaels to her Wicked shoot, where she met Brad Armstrong and co-starred with Michaels in her Sin City scene, American Girls Part 2. Afterwards, Armstrong invited Daniels to stay with him and she continued doing lesbian-only scenes.
In 2004, she won the Best New Starlet Award from Adult Video News.
A group of fans attempted to recruit Daniels to run against Republican Senator David Vitter in Louisiana in 2010.The recruitment process was centered around the website DraftStormy.com.
In April 2010, Daniels finally declared herself a Republican candidate. She made several listening tours around Louisiana to focus on the economy, as well as women in business and child protection and stated that if elected, she would likely retire from the adult industry.
Daniels has alleged she had an affair with Trump after the two met at the American Century celebrity golf tournament in July 2006. That weekend, according to Daniels’s account, the two had consensual sex in Trump’s hotel room. Daniels has said they continued to keep in touch through 2007, in part because Trump had offered to have Daniels join him on NBC’s The Apprentice (an appearance that did not happen). Trump, whose wife Melania had given birth to their son months before the alleged sexual encounter, has denied that any affair took place.
In January 2018, the Wall Street Journal published an article about this non-disclosure agreement and the alleged sexual encounter. After this, Daniels initially denied any such encounter with Trump had taken place, going so far as to sign a statement to this effect. However, she has since said that the alleged affair did in fact happen, and that she had been pressured to stay silent and hide the truth. Her lawyer has filed a lawsuit to have her released from the NDA, and she has offered to return the $130,000 she was paid.
On March 6th, Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti (who was not representing her when the NDA was signed in 2016), filed a lawsuit to have the NDA dismissed, as Trump had never signed the contract (the agreement uses the pseudonyms Peggy Peterson for Daniels and David Dennison for Trump, and there are places marked for “Dennison” to sign). The suit also states that some of Cohen’s public statements violated the NDA.
In addition to arguing that Trump didn’t need to sign the NDA, Cohen’s side has put forth that by accepting the payment and not contesting the contract for months, Daniels acknowledged its validity. In March, a suit was filed against Daniels calling for $20 million in damages for violating the NDA on multiple occasions (the penalty outlined in the agreement was for Daniels to pay $1 million for each breach). Trump has joined this case.
Stormy Daniels has Net Worth: $2M.The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen paid the actress over $130,000 to keep an alleged affair with Trump quiet.