Stormy Daniels Offered Disturbing Proposition in Order To Pay Off Legal Fees


Stormy Daniels is going to have to cough up a lot of money to President Donald Trump — almost $300,000 worth. So, one of the nation’s premier strip clubs (I can’t believe I’m actually typing those words) is giving her an opportunity to raise some of that cash.

According to the New York Post, Scores — a New York-based strip club chain that gained a degree of fame through frequent mention on Howard Stern’s traveling radio circus of minor-league depravity — is offering the adult film actress a sizable chunk of the door proceeds if she agrees to strip in any of its clubs.

Daniels — real name Stephanie Clifford — was ordered on Tuesday to pay $293,000 to Donald Trump’s lawyers after her defamation suit was thrown out of a California court.

“The court’s order, along with the court’s prior order dismissing Stormy Daniels’ defamation case against the president, together constitute a total victory for the president, and a total defeat for Stormy Daniels in this case,” Charles J. Harder, one of Trump’s lawyers, said in a statement, according to The New York Times.

Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ stoat-like head of legal representation, insisted that the ruling was unimportant.

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“Trump and his attorney’s attempt to fool the public about the importance of the attorneys’ fees in the defamation case, which are a fraction of what they owe my client in the main NDA case, is an absolute joke,” he tweeted. “People are smarter than that.”

Translation: Daniels is going to have to cough up a metric ton of cash. Whenever someone says that people are smart enough to see through something, I’m totally convinced you can take whatever they’re saying and safely believe the opposite. Of course, this is Michael Avenatti tweeting, so I didn’t even need that guidance to know I was likely reading piffle.

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The defamation suit dealt with a tweet from Trump about Daniels’ claim that after she claimed to have had a sexual encounter with Trump in a magazine interview, a man had threatened her. After a sketch of the alleged perpetrator was released, Trump said that it was “a total con job” that portrayed “a nonexistent man.” Daniels sued, yadda yadda yadda, she has to pay Trump’s legal fees now.

And that’s where Scores comes in. After all, legal crowdfunding can only go so far. So, why not strip?

Scores, according to the New York Post, “is offering her a big chunk of the door for any shows she agrees to perform at its nation-wide chain of clubs.”

“Scores always attracts the high rollers and upscale clientele, so (it feels) very confident that (it) will be able to help her raise the money needed to pay legal fees,” the gentlemen’s club said.

This leaves plenty of questions, and that’s not even counting why they call them “gentlemen’s clubs.” (Almost everyone I know who routinely is in attendance at such establishments doesn’t seem to fit my definition of a gentleman, for whatever reason.) For instance, is this just a publicity stunt? It sure sounds like it.

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According to an update to the original TMZ report, Daniels’ publicist has said she isn’t interested in the Scores proposition, which offered 30 to 40 percent of the gate on nights Daniels performed. But that could just be a negotiating ploy.

After all, it’s not like she hasn’t done this before. She was arrested following a strip club performance earlier this year in Columbus, Ohio, after allegedly breaking a law which prohibits physical contact between performers and customers at such establishments.

As if that weren’t seamy enough, KCWH-TV reports that she’ll be performing at a strip club called The Shady Lady for Valentine’s Day in Salina, Kansas, about 90 minutes north of Wichita.

So, if you’re in the Sunflower State in February and want to get your girlfriend something really romantic this year — and they’re all out of Chiefs sweatshirts — you know what to do.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
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Catholic University of America
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