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Stormy Daniels: 'Normal Life' Probably Over for Me

Adult film star says public role has taken a big toll personally
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2018 7:01 AM CDT
In this April 16, 2018, photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

(Newser) Stormy Daniels gave a rare interview about her new life in the limelight, and it doesn't sound pleasant. "I may never have a normal life again," the adult film actress told a Dutch TV station, per the Washington Post. Daniels, who is pursuing two lawsuits against President Trump related to an alleged affair, says she can't go anywhere now without bodyguards and is constantly fearful of an angry "Trump supporter or fan coming after me, doing something stupid." She recounted going to a concert a few months ago, without security. “In between bands, the lights come up and all it took was one person saying, ‘Hey, can I get a picture?’ And then it just became a frenzy and it was all positive—no one was being negative—but they just started grabbing at me and it became really dangerous really quickly."

As a result, "I’m a lot more careful about my surroundings. You don’t realize the toll that it can take on you mentally and physically after months and months of always looking over your shoulder." The 39-year-old, real name Stephanie Clifford, says her public role also ruined her marriage. Another Daniels development: CNN reports that the shell company set up by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to pay Daniels for her silence wants to tear up the deal. Essential Consultants also wants Daniels to return the $130,000 she received. Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, was still assessing what the offer means. "What they're trying to do is they don't want me to get a chance to depose Michael Cohen and Donald Trump," he said. "This is a hail Mary to try and avoid that, that's my first guess."

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