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Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 6:10 PM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The city of West Hollywood, California, proclaimed May 23 Stormy Daniels Day and honored the adult film star with a key to the city.
The city said in a Twitter announcement that it’s honoring Daniels for her leadership in the #Resist movement.
In advance of our 4PM presentation of the Key to the City, we'd like to wish everyone a Happy #StormyDanielsDay! @StormyDaniels @MichaelAvenatti #WeHo https://t.co/kLyiOmB3Jo pic.twitter.com/RrMqN6bS6l— CityofWestHollywood (@WeHoCity) May 23, 2018
“In these politically tumultuous times, Daniels has proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power, even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation,” the statement said.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has been embroiled in a lawsuit she filed against President Donald Trump last year in California state court, claiming a “hush agreement” she signed over their alleged affair a decade ago is null and void.
The City of West Hollywood is proclaiming May 23rd as “Stormy Daniels Day” and giving @StormyDaniels a key to the city. The City says Stormy is receiving these honors because of her leadership in the “#Resist Movement” pic.twitter.com/zQLTK8vMeD— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 23, 2018
She was paid $130,000 by Trump attorney Michael Cohen shortly before the 2016 presidential election in exchange for keeping silent about the alleged affair with Trump. But Daniels’ attorney argued the agreement was no good because Trump never signed it.
Cohen has admitted using his own money to pay off Daniels and, while records have revealed Trump made payments to Cohen, the president has denied any involvement with the porn star.
Daniels has said she wants to tell her story, like other women who have had alleged encounters with the president, but the hush agreement prevents her from legally doing that.
On 'Stormy Daniels Day,' West Hollywood to honor porn star with key to the city https://t.co/yzQbePNqF7— Stuart Wood (@stuiewood) May 23, 2018