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Stormy Daniels wore bulletproof vest to Donald Trump hush money trial, lawyer says


Stormy Daniels wore a bulletproof vest under her outfits while she was testifying at former US president Donald Trump’s hush money trial in New York, her lawyer said on Monday.

The former adult film star was “paralysed” with fear ahead of the proceedings, lawyer Clark Brewster said on CNN’s AC360.

“She was concerned about the security coming into New York,” Brewster said on the programme.

“She was paralysed with fear, not of taking the stand or telling her story, but [of] what some nut might do to her. And I’m genuinely concerned about it as well.”

Stormy Daniels is questioned by Trump defence lawyer Susan Necheles in New York on May 9. Courtroom sketch: Jane Rosenberg via Reuters

Daniels, 45, testified across two days last week, describing a sexual encounter she had with Trump, 77, back in 2006 in a Lake Tahoe hotel.

“I was trying to think about anything other than what was happening there,” Daniels told the court.

Under cross-examination, she portrayed no signs of the fear she apparently felt walking into the courtroom, appearing confident as the former president’s lawyers attempted to discredit her.

After stepping down, Daniels blasted Trump on social media.

“Real men respond to testimony by being sworn in and taking the stand in court. Oh … wait. Nevermind,” she wrote on X.

Trump is accused of using campaign money to pay his former fixer, Michael Cohen, after Cohen allegedly paid Daniels US$130,000 to stay quiet about the alleged affair.

Trump has pleaded not guilty to all 34 counts.

Cohen took the stand on Monday and Tuesday.



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