Stormy Daniels says working in porn helped prepare her for public scrutiny

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The White House is in the eye of the storm as it anxiously awaits a potentially explosive 60 Minutes interview featuring President Donald Trump's alleged mistress.

During her first on-air interview detailing her alleged relationship with Trump, Daniels told CBS' "60 Minutes" that she was approached in a Las Vegas parking lot while she was with her daughter in 2011.

Daniels told The Washington Post her work in adult entertainment had allowed her to develop a "thick skin", but "nothing could truly prepare someone for this".

The "60 Minutes" broadcast comes just 72 hours after former Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal spoke to CNN about her own alleged affair with now-President Trump.

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Daniels is now in a legal battle with Trump over a "hush agreement" that Daniels signed just before the 2016 election.

In the midst of the media circus, Daniels is also facing a lawsuit from Trump's attorney who says the porn star breached her contract more than 20 times. But first lady Melania Trump, who traveled to Florida with the president on Friday, is staying behind. The government watchdog group Common Cause argues that the payment was meant to influence the 2016 election by silencing Ms Daniels and therefore was an illegal in-kind contribution to Mr Trump's campaign.

In her lawsuit filed earlier this month, she argues that the agreement she signed - which requires that she stay silent on matters related to Trump and take any dispute to secret arbitration - is null and void because Trump did not actually sign the document.

Each violation of the agreement carries a penalty of $1 million.

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"Now we have a sitting US President ... who is threatening to sue a private citizen for over $20 million for talking about their relationship", Avenatti said last week.

Daniels said the decision to accept $130,000 for her silence is proof that she was operating on fear, rather than opportunism. If her Sunday interview on 60 Minutes is anything like her Twitter feed, it'll definitely be one to watch.

He is part of Trump's legal team, and is seeking to move the lawsuit by Daniels from state to federal court. But she said she also has been overwhelmed by an outpouring of support.

Asked by 60 Minutes' Anderson Cooper why she's choosing to break her silence now, Daniels said she wants to defend herself.

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