Stormy Daniels, the adult film star at the centre of Donald Trump's indictment scandal, has issued a stark warning of violence and death following the indictment of the former US president.
Daniels has now spoken out since information of Trump's charges was made public, predicting an unsettling picture of chaos whatever the verdict is, similar to the Captial Riots.
Trump is expected to appear in court on Tuesday (local time) facing more than 30 counts related to business fraud in an indictment from a Manhattan grand jury, according to two sources familiar with the case. It's the first time in US history that a current or former president has faced criminal charges.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office has been investigating Trump's connection with his alleged role in a hush money payment scheme and cover-up involving adult film star Stormy Daniels that dates to the 2016 presidential election.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, the year after he married his third wife Melania and more than a decade before he became president. Daniels was 27 at the time and Trump was 60.
Daniels claims the pair had consensual sex and days before Trump won the presidential election, she signed a non-disclosure agreement in which she pledged not to publicly discuss her relationship with him in exchange for a US$130,000 payment from Trump's former lawyer.
Trump has denied the affair and has said the payment was made to stop her "false and extortionist accusations".
Speaking to The Times, Daniels revealed she felt "bittersweet" over Trump's indictment.
"He's done so much worse that he should have been taken down [for] before. I am fully aware of the insanity of it being a porn star. But it's also poetic; this p***y grabbed back," Daniels told the outlet.
This an ode to the interview where Trump bragged about how he treated women, saying the infamous line "grab 'em by the p***y".
However, Daniels, who claims she is already receiving countless violent threats from Trump's MAGA supporters had a stark warning that whatever the outcome, the case is going to divide people.
"It's going to cause violence, and there's going to be injuries and death," she said. "There's the potential for a lot of good to come from this. But either way, a lot of bad is going to come from it, too."
She pointed to the January 6 United States Capitol attack as an example, which saw Trump supporters storm Congress in a bid to thwart the certification of Joe Biden's election victory.
Daniels said it is especially scary because Trump himself has been encouraging and inciting violence.
But Daniels added her fears do not extend to the prospect of facing Trump in court.
"I've seen him naked. There's no way he could be scarier with his clothes on," Daniels said.