Stephanie Gregory Clifford (born 17 March 1979) professionally known as Stormy Daniels, Stormy Waters or simply Stormy, is an American pornographic actress, screenwriter, and director. She is a member of the NightMoves, AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame. In 2009, a recruitment effort led her to consider challenging incumbent David Vitter for the 2010 Senate election in her native Louisiana.
On 18 February 2018, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen publicly declared that he used his own funds to pay Daniels (Alias: Peggy Peterson) the sum total of $130,000 USD in October 2016, ten days before the presidential election, allegedly to maintain discretion regarding her romantic affair with Trump in 2006. On 6 March 2018, Daniels officially filed a lawsuit against Trump in Los Angeles County, claiming that the nondisclosure agreement is not binding due to his lack of personal signature.