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Giuliani: Don't Believe Stormy Daniels, She's a Porn Star

As opposed to a 'woman of substance'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 7, 2018 3:12 PM CDT
In this April 16, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)
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(Newser) – President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Stormy Daniels' claim she had sex with Trump in 2006 isn't credible because she's a porn actress with "no reputation." "I'm sorry I don't respect a porn star the way I respect a career woman or a woman of substance or a woman who isn't going to sell her body for sexual exploitation," Giuliani said at a conference in Tel Aviv, per the AP. Daniels' work as an adult film actress "entitles you to no degree of giving your credibility any weight," he said. He said people could "just look" at Daniels to know she wasn't believable. "Excuse me, but when you look at Stormy Daniels..." Giuliani said, prompting the moderator to interject and tell him that he must respect women while he was speaking at the conference.

Giuliani's comments at the "Globes" Capital Market conference Wednesday drew a heated response Thursday from Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, who called for the president to immediately fire Giuliani. Daniels has said she had sex with a married Trump in 2006. She is fighting to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 election. Trump has denied Daniels' allegations that they had sex just months after his wife, Melania, gave birth to their son. Avenatti fired back against Giuliani's "disgusting" remarks on Twitter, calling the former NYC mayor a "misogynist." He said Daniels "should be celebrated for her courage, strength and intelligence" and that he "would be put her character up against Mr. Giuliani's any day of the week." On Wednesday, Daniels filed a lawsuit alleging that her former attorney was a "puppet" for Trump secretly working with Trump's own attorney, Michael Cohen.

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