Truth or dare? Stormy Daniels set for Detroit visit

Francis X. Donnelly
The Detroit News

Detroit — Stormy Daniels, who seems to be everywhere these days, is scheduled to finally be in Detroit on Wednesday.

The porn star who allegedly slept with Donald Trump in 2006 is scheduled to perform at a Detroit strip club.

This will be the third scheduled booking at the Truth topless joint. Two earlier ones were canceled because of strep throat and her failure to arrive early enough to secure a city cabaret license.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, will perform at 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight, according to the club. She also will sell merchandise, signing items and posing for photos with customers.

Her Detroit appearance is part of a national tour that followed the notoriety over her alleged presidential entanglement. Trump denies that it happened.

Clifford’s visibility has grown even more as she tries to break an agreement that prevented her from discussing the alleged sexual encounter.

On Monday she was swarmed by reporters on the steps of the federal courthouse in New York. She was there to watch a hearing for Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen.

On Tuesday she appeared on “The View,” revealing a sketch of a man she claimed threatened her if she went public with her allegations against Trump.

And on Wednesday, maybe, she’ll be in Detroit.

Clifford filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles last month seeking to invalidate the agreement, which she signed days before the 2016 presidential election. She said it should be null and void because the president didn’t sign it.

The agreement was signed by Cohen, who said he paid Clifford $130,000 from his own pocket. Clifford’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, said he has no doubt Trump knew about the agreement.

The suit hasn’t been settled but Daniels appeared on “60 Minutes” last month to discuss the encounter.

Trump spoke publicly about the controversy for the first time earlier this month, telling reporters aboard Air Force One he hadn’t known about the payment to keep Clifford quiet. He said he didn’t know why Cohen had made the payment.

In the past, the White House has said Trump denied having an affair but, until Trump’s statement, the president didn’t directly address the issue.

Clifford and her media-savvy attorney are trying to invalidate the nondisclosure agreement with a public campaign that doles out news nuggets almost daily.

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