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Stormy Daniels: Was It Worth It?


    Stormy Daniels is in the news again, this time because someone paid her to tell them all about how she’s afraid President Trump will win the 2020 election. Daniels’ case was thrown out of court last week. She needs money, she’s irrelevant, and she’s got to take every paying gig she can get. Daniels, who claims to be Republican, wants other people’s money like a Democrat.


    A judge has determined Daniels’s case is irrelevant because she was never held to the terms of her non-disclosure agreement in the first place. In other words, she’s free to tell her played-out story about her alleged decade-old Trump affair as much as she wants, and she always has been. The problem is everyone’s tired of it, and she’s got nothing else to say.


    Daniels received $130K in “hush money” as part of a 2016 pre-election agreement that specified the has-been porn star, who the President refers to affectionately as “horse face,” would be required to pay $1M every time she spoke about the alleged affair. Daniels ran her mouth about the affair constantly and Trump never made a move to fine her, but that wasn’t good enough.


    It’s obvious that Daniels pulled this stunt for money, but was it worth it? To determine that, we need to take a look at her career over the past year.


    According to an April 2018 article in Forbes, Daniels was cashing in on the Trump scandal she orchestrated at that time, with lucrative club appearances, a book deal, and an annual income that was expected to double.


    Only a few months after its release, Daniels’s book has plummeted to number #89,320 in the Kindle Store. As soon as the book was released Daniels backtracked, claiming she “felt really guilty about including those things because they’re embarrassing and it’s like, you know, fat-shaming, and it’s not in my nature to do that.” So it’s not in her nature to do that terrible thing. Just all of the rest of it.


    Daniels claimed she was in danger, going so far as to ban selfies from her book signing events. As if any Trump supporters, crazed or otherwise, would wait in line to get close to her. Daniels’s “Make America Horny” strip club tour bombed, with news outlets describing it as “underwhelming.” By December she was forced to cancel future appearances, again claiming she was not safe to save face.


    A California judge has ordered Stormy Daniels to pay $293,052.33 in attorney's fees, costs and sanctions to the lawyers representing President Donald Trump in the defamation suit Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti brought against Trump earlier this year


    When Daniels herself made her own senate run in 2009, many years after she made the transition from hot, young, sought-after pornstar to becoming the weathered star of MILF videos, her campaign slogan was “Stormy Daniels. Screwing People Honestly,” which is ironic because there is nothing honest about accepting hush money and then doing everything you can to make money off selling your story.


    President Trump’s potential 2020 win, Daniels said, “It’s not my bravery, it’s his dishonesty that’s going to cost him.” However, it looks more like it’s her own dishonesty that’s costing her in the end. Or it would be in the end, if anyone was interested in her end anymore.


    Daniels recently said during an appearance, “To be quite honest I’ve slept with a lot of famous people, and if I was going to leak a story, it would be one of the hot ones. Not that one. What happened wasn’t important — trust me, it was 90 seconds of unimportance.”


    If she really meant what she said, maybe she’d still be employable today. Perhaps she’d even be able to continue enjoying the beloved activities she used to engage in prior to the scandal that she can’t today, like “motorboating” strip club patrons without being arrested.


    Of the future, Daniels said, “Things are about to get real interesting.” She has new legal representation, and she has hinted she’ll be pursuing more lawsuits. It’s clear the public has grown weary of all things Stormy, and the only people who will find any future lawsuits interesting are Trump’s lawyers. So far she’s been ordered to pay them $293,000, and with future lawsuits planned she can count on paying more. That’s a lot of lap dances.