Adult star Stormy Daniels plans to change name after Donald Trump affair claims

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Porn star Stormy Daniels – who shot to fame when it emerged that Donald Trump had paid her to keep quiet about an alleged affair they had – has announced she plans to change her legal name.

Daniels, 42, – whose legal birth name is Stephanie Gregory Clifford – filed a petition to change her name legally to Stormy Daniels Barratt.

She claims the reason behind her decision was that she wants to "enter a new chapter" of her life and comes after recently reinventing herself as a psychic.

In the petition, which was filed in Los Angeles, she said: "I want to change my name to coincide with my entering into a new chapter in my life."

The 42-year-old shot to fame in 2018 when it was revealed that Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen had paid her $130,000 (£103,000) to keep quiet about an alleged affair they had just 11 days before the 2016 election.

The adult star then went to court to void a non-disclosure agreement with Cohen in 2018, with a judge ordering the former US President to pay her more than $44,000 (£35,000) in legal fees.

That same year she also sued Trump for defamation for calling her a liar, after he had accused her of planning a "con job", when she claimed a man threatened to keep quiet about their alleged affair.

A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit and Daniels appealed the decision in 2021, but that was rejected on Monday (May 23).

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In March she was also ordered by a federal court to pay Trump $300,000 (£240,000) in legal fees after her appeal to another court's ruling in her defamation case was rejected.

In a statement issued on Monday, Trump celebrated the news and said that "all I have to do is wait for all of the money she owes me."

According to CNBC he said: "The lawsuit was a purely political stunt that never should have started, or allowed to happen and I am pleased that my lawyers were able to bring it to a successful conclusion after the court fully rejected her appeal."

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