Stormy Daniels is gradually becoming the star among the women who have accused President Donald Trump for sexual harassment. Natasha Stoynoff is very excited and cannot hide it.
“Let’s just say that all week I’ve been envisioning her as TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’ come December,” says Stoynoff
“I’m cheering her on!” Stoynoff says. “She’s got a lot of guts and like many women, I trust she’s had enough of his lies. Here’s hoping she puts an end to them once and for all for the sake of country.”
Stoynoff is one of the 19 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct, their stories vehemently denied by Trump and disbelieved by his supporters. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen and the White House have also denied allegations of an affair between Trump and Daniels.
Many, like Stoynoff, came forward after a leaked audio tape revealed Trump boasting about kissing women without their permission and grabbing them “by the pussy” — and then he denied during a presidential debate that he’d ever actually done things like that.
Daniels, defying what she calls a “hush agreement” with Trump, taped an interview with “60 Minutes.” After days of reported wrangling by Trump lawyers to stop the interview from airing, The Washington Post reported Thursday night that it CBS has scheduled it for broadcast on March 25.
The adult film star with her determination to tell her story is proving, at least for some accusers, their latest best hope of proving Trump a liar when it comes to what he’s done to women.
Although Trump’s accusers acknowledge that their experiences with the then-businessman differ from Daniels’ — theirs involved unwanted sexual advances, hers was an alleged consensual affair followed by compensation in exchange for staying quiet about it — they note that her story adds validity to their accounts.
“I am sure she is telling the truth, I think she is brave to do it and the more women who come forward the better,” says a woman who has accused Trump of grabbing her and giving her an unwanted kiss. She spoke on the condition of anonymity because of threats she received after going public.
“Although that affair with Stormy was consensual, it was tawdry because he was married and had an infant and because she is a porn star,” the woman says. “I am grateful she’s trying to talk because it shows what type of man he is, for the proof of it.”