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- Porn star Stormy Daniels appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for an interview to address reports of an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump.
- Daniels dodged the line of questioning and responded in the vaguest of terms.
Porn star Stormy Daniels appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for an interview to address bombshell reports of an alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Donald Trump.
Though Kimmel pressed Daniels to divulge details of the alleged affair, Daniels dodged the line of questioning and answered only in the vaguest of terms.
Asked by Kimmel whether the alleged sexual encounter was an “unpleasant experience,” Daniels said that Kimmel’s characterization was an “unpleasant picture.”
Daniels suggestively dodged questions about whether she sign a new statement denying the allegations that was on Tuesday. “I don’t know, did I?” she said. “That doesn’t look like my signature, does it?”
“I am not denying this affair because I was paid ‘hush money’ as has been reported in overseas owned tabloids,” the statement said. “I am denying it because it never happened.”
Kimmel pointed out a discrepancy in the signatures on the most recent statement, and another signature on an earlier statement that came out after reports that she received $130,000 in exchange for her silence.
Daniels claimed that she did not read the recently published transcript of an interview from 2011 with In Touch magazine, which chronicles the alleged sexual encounter in detail, in its entirety because she was “too scared to look at it.” Daniels nevertheless claimed that her interview with the magazine was not accurate “as it is written.”
Daniels also shot back at critics and blamed the internet for salacious claims spurred by her alleged encounter with Trump.
“I feel guilt towards my family,” Daniels said. “Because my daughter … has been exposed to things that, you know. Like I said, they’re just making up random things on the internet.”
The Trump administration has flatly denied the allegations.
Watch the interview here: