It looks like Stormy Daniels is blowing into town.
A marquee at a Portland adult nightclub says the porn star – who alleges she’s had sex with President Trump – will be appearing for two days in September.
A woman answering the phone at PT’s Showclub on Riverside Drive confirmed that Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is booked to perform Sept. 5 and 6, but declined to give her name. A manager at the club was not available, and calls to the club’s corporate owner were not returned.
Daniels has said she had sex with Trump in 2006, when he was married. Trump has denied it. Before the election, she was paid $130,000 to stay silent in a deal handled by Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen. She is now suing to invalidate the nondisclosure agreement.
She’s also suing the president for defamation over a tweet he sent dismissing Daniels’ account of a man she said threatened her to keep quiet about the alleged relationship with Trump.
The payment to Daniels are part of a federal investigation that included a raid in April in which agents seized records at Cohen’s residences and office. Among the questions for investigators is whether the payments to Daniels and another woman, former Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal, should have been reported under campaign finance law because they were made to limit damage to Trump’s presidential campaign.
When she’s not filing lawsuits that threaten the presidency, Daniels is performing at strip clubs across the country. Her tour, which capitalizes on Trump’s campaign theme with a title of “Making America Horny Again,” began in January at a South Carolina strip club, according to numerous media accounts.
An adult film industry director and executive, Daniels has embraced her adult entertainment career, which includes writing and directing all of her own movies for the last 10 years. Her clash with Trump has landed her a “60 Minutes” interview and a story in Rolling Stone with a headline calling Daniels “the Hero America Needs.”
Last week, Daniels had a high-profile but brief run-in with the law in Ohio that started with a brush with undercover officers in the audience.
Daniels was charged with illegal touching of customers, who in her case were actually undercover police officers. The charges were dropped because Daniels was not a regular performer at the club, so the law prohibiting physical contact between strippers and customers did not apply.
Some of her tour events have been canceled, most recently this week for a performance scheduled Thursday at a West Columbia strip club, because her tour bus broke down.
PT Showclub, which was previously called Mark’s Showplace, is one of the few strip clubs in Maine.
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