Stormy Daniels opens up about how Trump’s conviction has impacted her: ‘I’m afraid to go outside’

Stormy Daniels opens up about the aftermath of Donald Trump’s historic conviction as she lives in constant fear of his supporters.

Stormy Daniels The Rachel Maddow show afraid of Trump supporters
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Stormy Daniels The Rachel Maddow show afraid of Trump supporters

In May 2024, Donald Trump was found guilty of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to cover up a hush money payment that was made to Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 elections. The historic conviction poses a threat of prison to Trump and the former president could also face international travel restrictions.

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Donald Trump’s sentence is set to take place on July 11 and whatever the results may be, Stormy Daniels feels she has been the one suffering because of the trial and no one else. In an exclusive interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on her The Rachel Maddow show, she opened up about how she now lives in constant fear of Trump supporters.

Stormy Daniels reveals she lives in fear of Trump supporters after the conviction

In the interview, Stormy Daniels, the woman who could send Trump to jail, explained how things have been ‘intense’ for the past few weeks after the conviction. While a lot of her friends and supporters have been sending her kind messages, Trump supporters and followers were really upset.

Detailing how things have been scary for her, the 45-year-old shared that over the past few months, her mailbox has been destroyed, her animals have been injured and her daughter can’t go outside because there’s press everywhere. Daniels went on to share that she’s afraid to step out of the house or even go mow the lawn as she’s ‘afraid of being followed.’ Talking about death threats, she said:

I’m afraid to go outside…I can’t go anywhere, I’m afraid of being followed.
The death threats are so much more graphic and detailed and brazen…like people don’t care and it’s so scary.

The former porn star added that she was constantly made the center of the case when she was subpoenaed to appear in court and testify even though it was not her case. Daniels went on to confess she didn’t want to testify because it was scary but eventually had to do for her credibility.

Stormy Daniels believes Donald Trump is making an example out of her

Daniels shared that her hate mail has people sending her messages to ‘drop the charges’ without knowing she isn’t the one suing him and doesn’t get anything out of it. Rachel Maddow asked Daniels ifshe’s worried about Trump’s gag order getting lifted - which basically means he can now attack jurors and witnesses such as herself.

Daniels explained that she’s not afraid of the order being lifted or Trump accusing her of anything but added that Trump’s statement could make his followers come after her more. She explained:

I am not afraid of what he could say about me or what he could call me… I am telling the truth, I am the only one that has been telling the truth. I can prove everything that I have ever said.
I am concerned of him saying something that will make his followers come after me more.

She revealed that the language of his supporters and followers has changed a lot over time. Daniels told Rachel Maddow:

The biggest thing is that they’re [Trump followers] not hiding…now they’re using their real staff. There’s even Facebook threads from people in my own community planning to do things to my house and my family.
When Barrett (Stormy's partner) was on another show, they couldn’t even air everything they said…graphic details about how they’re going to rape everybody in my family including my young daughter before they killed them. Very graphic things talking about a child.

Daniels now believes Trump is using her as an example to show how things could get for people who dare to stand up to him.

Most importantly, Trump is trying to make, I believe, trying to make an example out of me of anybody who dares stand up to him.

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An excerpt of Stormy Daniels' interview with Rachel Maddow

An excerpt of Stormy Daniels' interview with Rachel Maddow

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