A lie-detector test taken by former porn star Stormy Daniels shows she’s telling the truth about the affair between her and Donald Trump when Melania Trump was still recovering from the birth of their son.
Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, took the test on May 19, 2011, in Las Vegas. The Wall Street Journal got a copy of the report by polygrapher Ronald Slay. Stormy took the lie-detector test back then as part of an agreement to sell her story to Life & Style magazine for $15,000. But the interview with Life & Style wasn’t published at that time and Stormy was never paid, according to people familiar with the matter.
Polygrapher Ronald Slay said in the report that he found Ms. Clifford’s responses about having unprotected sex with Mr. Trump in July 2006 to be truthful. His report said the test was inconclusive about the truth of her statement that Mr. Trump had promised her a spot on his reality show, “The Apprentice”.
Stephanie Clifford’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, paid $25,000 on Monday to buy the rights to video footage of the former porn actress taking a lie-detector test about an alleged sexual encounter with President Donald Trump, the polygraph examiner who administered the test said.
In January, it was reported that Ms. Clifford had been paid $130,000 in October 2016 by President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, in exchange for signing a nondisclosure agreement about the alleged affair. The White House and Mr. Cohen have denied any affair occurred between Ms. Clifford.
Avenatti said: “Long before Mr. Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency, Ms. Clifford passed a lie detector test confirming her relationship with Mr. Trump. Where are his test results claiming otherwise? Where are Mr. Cohen’s test results claiming otherwise? When this is over, the American people will know the truth about the relationship and the cover-up.”
In an interview with NBC News today, Avenatti confirmed that he paid $25,000 to purchase the video of the polygraph exam along with related documentation.
“The reason why we did that was because we caught wind of the fact that there were number of third parties, some in the mainstream media, that were attempting to purchase the video and the file for use in what I would describe as nefarious activities,” Avenatti said. “We purchased the materials and the video to make sure that they were maintained from an evidentiary standpoint for potential use in the case.”
Stormy is now locked in a legal battle with Trump and his team over a nondisclosure agreement she signed shortly before the 2016 election in exchange for $130,000. Her lawyer told MSNBC on Friday that she had been threatened with physical harm if she talked about her interactions with Trump.