The mystery goon is handsome and fit with sandy brown, slicked-back hair. He’s about 5-foot-9 to 6 feet tall, and in his 30s and 40s.
This is how Stormy Daniels described the man who threatened her to keep quiet about her one-night-stand with President Trump.
On Tuesday morning, Daniels and her relentless barrister Michael Avenatti appeared on ABC’s The View to share a forensic sketch of the alleged bully and to announce a $100,000 reward for anyone who could identify him. The nameless tough guy looked bizarrely similar to NFL star Tom Brady.
Daniels described the creep as “well-dressed” and said that “nothing was alarming about the way he looked at first.”
She reiterated the story she shared during her 60 Minutes interview last month, when she revealed that a mystery man intimidated her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011. The guy’s threats came soon after In Touch magazine interviewed her about her alleged romp and 10-month relationship with The Donald.
“Leave Trump alone. Forget the story,” the thug warned as Daniels, who was with her baby daughter, collected a diaper bag from her car.
“That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom,” the tough guy added, before walking away.
The porn star—who is suing to quash the “hush agreement” about her alleged tryst with Trump—says she never saw the man again.
But Daniels told Anderson Cooper that “If he walked in this door right now, I would instantly know” his face.
While speaking to the women of The View, Daniels said the warning came while she was recovering from having a baby. She was taking “mommy and me” workout classes, and her daughter was in a rear-facing car seat.
Daniels said she was in the parking lot of a women’s center when she noticed the nameless man walking toward her. She assumed he was somebody’s husband who was waiting for a class to be over.
The man had his hands in his pockets as he told Daniels “it would be a shame” if something happened to her.
“I was really rattled,” Daniels said, adding that the incident “never left me.”
The porn actress said she never went to police because then she’d have to reveal her one-night-stand with President Trump. “Then the whole world would have known and I was in the process of trying to quiet that and figure out what to do …. I didn’t want my family to find out that way,” Daniels added. “I didn’t want my life turned upside down.”
Meanwhile, Avenatti announced people could email information on the threatener to IDthethug@gmail.com. The address elicited chuckles from the co-hosts. “We know that someone knows something,” Avenatti said, adding that the man likely bragged or told someone about it. “We’re going to get to the bottom of this.”
Tuesday’s show-and-tell comes one day after Daniels attended a hearing for Trump’s loyal fixer, Michael Cohen, in Manhattan federal court.
Indeed, Avenatti canceled the big reveal last week after the FBI raided Cohen's home, office and hotel room. The feds were reportedly seeking records related to Cohen’s payment to Daniels, and his role in silencing ex-Playmate Karen McDougal, who received hush money from the parent company of the National Enquirer.
Before Cohen’s search warrant made headlines, when there was a lull in the torrent of Stormy news, Avenatti teased his client’s pursuit of the unidentified bruiser.
On April 7, Daniels’ attorney teased “a major announcement in the coming days” on Twitter relating to Team Stormy’s efforts to identify the strongman. “You can run but you can’t hide,” Avenatti tweeted, alongside the hashtag #thugsearch.
The following day, Avenatti tweeted a photo of Daniels with Lois Gibson, a renowned forensic artist. Gibson holds the Guinness World Records title for “Most criminals positively identified due to the composites of one artist.”
Avenatti told CNN’s New Day on April 9 that he’d release a composite sketch of the creep who allegedly threatened Daniels—and a “significant reward” for anyone who can identify the stranger.
The sketch comes amid a heated legal battle between the porn actress, and the president and Cohen. And as Cohen battles federal prosecutors over the communications seized during the search.
Daniels has filed a lawsuit to void a nondisclosure agreement she signed weeks before the 2016 election. She received $130,000 from Cohen in exchange for her silence over her affair with Trump.
The porn actress argues the NDA is invalid because Trump never signed it. (Cohen’s LLC, Essential Consultants, was the only other signatory on the agreement.) She also claims that because Cohen spoke publicly about the NDA, he breached their contract.
While Daniels’ counsel is angling for a public trial, Trump’s attorneys are fighting to push their dispute into private arbitration.
After the 60 Minutes segment, Cohen sent Daniels a cease-and-desist letter over her statements on the Las Vegas goon.
Brent Blakely, an attorney for Cohen, delivered Avenatti a missive denying Cohen sent a stranger to frighten Daniels. “I hereby demand that you and your client cease and desist from making any further false and defamatory statements about my client,” Blakely wrote
The Trump loyalist is under investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations, the Washington Post reported. Last week’s raid came hours after Avenatti filed court papers in opposition to Cohen’s motion to compel arbitration.
In court filings, Avenatti argues that Cohen’s company is not a party to the arbitration agreement inked with Daniels. Rather, he says, the contract is between DD (David Dennison, believed to be Donald Trump) and PP (Daniels’ alias, Peggy Peterson).
Daniels submitted a declaration under her real name—Stephanie Clifford—stating that she believed Trump was a party to the NDA when she signed it.
“When I signed the Settlement Agreement and Side Letter Agreement, it was my understanding that Donald Trump was a party to the Settlement Agreement and that he was going to sign both documents,” Daniels said in the court filing.
Daniels added: “Until approximately February of this year, I was unaware that Mr. Trump did not sign the Settlement Agreement, and I had no idea that Mr. Trump would later claim that he was not a party to the Settlement Agreement.”
Daniels said that if she’d known Trump wasn’t going to sign the documents, “I would have never signed either document nor would I have accepted the $130,000 payment.”
Meanwhile, in his own declaration, Avenatti said Trump’s legal team—including his attorney Charles Harder—has been unable to answer whether the president was involved with Daniels’ hush agreement.
Avenatti said he asked Harder “point-blank” whether Trump knew of the deal during a March 21 conference. Harder “evaded my question and would not provide a straight answer,” Avenatti stated. Harder allegedly told Avenatti, “We don’t know.”
“When I pressed him further and stated that it was incredulous that such a basic question
could not be answered, and inquired as to why he didn’t simply ask his client Mr. Trump, Mr. Harder further responded with ‘We haven’t done the research yet,’” Avenatti said in court papers.
Earlier this month, Trump broke his silence on the Stormy soap opera vexing the White House.
Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, Trump denied having any knowledge of the hush deal with the porn star and director.
Asked why Cohen made the payment to Daniels, Trump responded: “You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney. You’ll have to ask Michael.”