Stormy Daniels is a successful adult film actress, writer and director. She was a Penthouse Pet of the Month in 2007 and also works as a stripper, a career she began at the age of 17. In addition to her adult oeuvre, Daniels has appeared in mainstream fare like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up and a Maroon 5 music video. Daniels has alleged that in 2006 she slept with
Donald J. Trump(Trump has denied any affair); in 2016, before the U.S. presidential election, she was paid $130,000 after signing an agreement not to discuss her relationship with the then-presidential candidate. Knowledge of this non-disclosure agreement became widely known after a January 2018 Wall Street Journal article discussing the matter, and Daniels subsequently entered the national media spotlight.