Stormy Daniels dodges affair questions in Kimmel interview

Stormy Daniels dodges affair questions in Kimmel interview

Stormy Daniels appears on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in January 2018. (Courtesy: ABC)

WASHINGTON — Stormy Daniels played coy Tuesday night as comedian Jimmy Kimmel pressed the adult film star on whether or not she had an affair with Donald Trump.

The interview on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” took place shortly after a signed statement from Daniels flatly denying that an affair happened started making the rounds on the internet.

In a strange back-and-forth, Kimmel suggested that the signature on the letter appeared different from how it appears in both autographs and another signed statement.

“That doesn’t look like my signature, does it?’’ Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, replied.

Daniels then said that she did not know where the letter came from, but Gina Rodriguez, a representative for the adult film star confirmed its authenticity to the Washington Post.

Kimmel repeatedly tried to press Daniels on details of the alleged affair, resulting in a series of playful non-answers.

Daniels notedly declined to deny if she had signed a non-disclosure agreement.

Tuesday’s interview, which followed President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, comes weeks after the Wall Street Journal reported that Daniels was paid $130,000 by Trump’s personal lawyer shortly before the 2016 election to conceal a 2006 sexual encounter between her and the former real estate magnate.

Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, has stated that the affair did not take place, but has not specifically denied making the payment.

Cohen provided an initial statement signed by Daniels denying that it occurred.

The next week, InTouch Weekly published a 2011 interview with Daniels in which she claimed in detail that the two did, in fact, sleep together.

The White House has largely dismissed the drama, claiming that the story was raised and settled during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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