Former President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen apologized to pornstar actress Stormy Daniels for the “needless pain” he states he put her through in an attempt to silence her “alleged dalliance” in arranging hush-money payment during the 2016 Presidential election that landed him straight to prison.
“Both of our stories will be forever linked with Donald Trump, but also with one another,” Cohen told Daniels while interviewing her in the latest episode of his podcast “Mea Culpa” where both had a wide-ranging discussion as both anti-Trump critics met for the first time to discuss their shared history with the former president. “Thanks for giving me a second chance.”
Just like the name of his podcast program, Cohen offered a mea culpa, apologizing to the pornstar for the “needless pain” the two commiserate over life-altering experiences with Trump and his recent departure from office.
Cohen said he was sorry for the “needless pain” he caused Daniels involving hush-money payments the attorney has said he gave her in 2016 in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump years earlier.
Daniels, who has since written a book about the controversy and engaged in a cross-country tour at strip clubs following the scandal, said she has received numerous threats and been targeted by the former president’s supporters since the scandal came into public view.
“My battle is just now starting,” Daniels says to Cohen on the podcast “People are really upset, and they’re just going to get more pissed off at me.”
She added that she wanted to go back to her life before the scandal brought her into the limelight.
“If I could just wave a magic wand and make everything go back to the way it was before, I would absolutely do that,” she tells Cohen.
“I’ve already lost everything,” she added. “So I’m taking it all the way.”
Daniels has sued Trump for defamation after he denied her allegations and the hush-money scheme. That case is still pending.