UPDATE 3/25/18: In a much-anticipated 60 Minutes interview, Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who claims to have had an affair with President Donald Trump and was reportedly paid to stay silent about it, spoke with Anderson Cooper about the alleged affair and threats she says she received to remain silent. Much of Daniels' conversation with Cooper covered well-tread territory about her alleged relationship with Trump and how she says she came to be paid a $130,000 "hush agreement."
But Daniels revealed new details about an earlier report that she had been physically threatened to remain silent about Trump. In the interview, she described a 2011 incident to Cooper: "I was in a parking lot, going to a fitness class with my infant daughter…and a guy walked up on me and said to me, 'Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.' And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, 'That's a beautiful little girl. It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom.' And then he was gone." Cooper asked if she took the man's comments as a "direct threat," and she quickly replied, "Absolutely."
Daniels told Cooper that she was so shaken by the incident that she feared she was going to drop her infant daughter. She also insisted she would never forget the man's face. "If he walked in this door right now, I would instantly know [him]," she told Cooper.
UPDATE 3/16/18: The week was filled with a number of developments surrounding President Trump's alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels. On Monday The New York Times reported that Daniels had offered to return the payment of $130,000 in return for being able to speak about the alleged affair via a letter from her attorney Michael Avenatti to Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Just this morning, Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti told CNN that his firm has been approached by six other women with stories similar to Daniels' regarding sexual relationships with Trump—and that at least two of them also have nondisclosure agreements. Avenatti also revealed on "Morning Joe" that Daniels has received physical threats to remain silent, but would not say who made those threats. He says all will be revealed during a 60 Minutes" interview with his client, now scheduled to air March 25. Though, according to The Washington Post, there have been some reports that the Trump legal team is trying to stop the interview from airing.
Another new twist in the scandal emerged in the form of a separate lawsuit with BuzzFeed. Trump's attorney Cohen, who also brokered the "hush agreement" with Daniels, filed a libel suit against the website in January, related to the publication of the dossier about Trump's relationship with Russia. According to Politico, this may open the door for Daniels to speak about her alleged relationship with the president. "On Tuesday, BuzzFeed’s lawyer wrote to Daniels’ attorney asking that the adult-film actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, preserve various categories of documents. Such preservation letters are often a prelude to a subpoena. If Daniels’ testimony is formally demanded in a deposition, the nondisclosure agreement would likely be no obstacle, legal experts said," Politico wrote.