What is the Stormy Daniels Donald Trump scandal, what's in her book Full Disclosure and when was the alleged affair?

Here are the latest revelations and a look at what's in her tell-all book Full Disclosure.

What is the Stormy Daniels Donald Trump scandal?

Former porn star Stormy Daniels, 39, is alleged to have had an affair with Donald Trump while he was married to his third wife Melania in 2006.

She claims she had sex with him in a hotel room in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, just months after Melania gave birth to their son Barron.

In an interview with Vogue on August 28, Stormy Daniels claimed it was “morbid curiosity” that prompted her to go to Trump’s hotel suite.

She claimed she came out of the bathroom and Trump “was in his underwear and his shirt and he was like, ‘Heeey…' It was just normal-people sex."

But days before the 2016 presidential election, Ms Daniels was paid $130,000 (£96,000) to stay quiet as part of a non-disclosure agreement handled by Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen.

Trump rejects all the allegations and his lawyers sued Daniels for breaching a non-disclosure order.

But in August 2018, Mr Cohen entered a plea deal with prosecutors and sensationally claimed he made the payment under orders from Donald Trump.

Implicating the President in a federal crime, Mr Cohen told a court that he paid hush money to Ms Daniels and ex-Playboy bunny Karen McDougal, who also claimed she had an affair with Mr Trump.

Mr Cohen told a stunned courtroom: "I participated in this conduct, which on my part took place in Manhattan, for the principal purpose of influencing the election."

He said he made the payment, in breach of campaign finance laws, "in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office".

Mr Trump denied the two payments counted as campaign spending, insisting it was his own money and did not need to be declared.

Did Daniels sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA)?

Yes, but in early March 2018, Daniels sued Trump over the same non-disclosure agreement, which she is seeking to invalidate.

In a 28-page lawsuit, she argued the contract was not legally binding because Trump never signed it.

She and her attorney Michael Avenatti argued that Trump's motivations to keep her quiet were to "ensure he won the presidential election".

The suit also alleged that Trump "purposely did not sign the agreement so he could later, if need be, publicly disavow any knowledge of the hush agreement".

What is the latest in the case?

Donald Trump does not believe the NDA deal, which his former lawyer Michael Cohen said was done to have an influence on the 2016 presidential election, is valid.

His current lawyer said in early September 2018 the US President would not carry out threats to sue her for breaking the terms of the agreement by talking about her alleged affair.

The company, Essential Consultants, which had been set up to handle the deal has scrapped a $20million lawsuit against Daniels.

It could mean Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti would not be able to force Trump to give sworn testimony about what he and Cohen knew about the deal, if a judge now rules to dismiss the case.

In October 2018, a US judge threw out a separate defamation case Daniels launched against Trump.

He claimed in a tweet she invented a story about being threatened by a man for speaking out about the alleged affair.

The US president tweeted that the man was "nonexistent" and that Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, was playing the "fake news media for fools."

He retweeted a side-by-side photo comparing the sketch with a photo of Daniels' husband.

In an order handed down on Monday, October 15, US District Judge S. James Otero said Trump's statement was protected speech under the First Amendment.

Daniels said she would appeal.

On 9 November, reports from the Wall Street Journal claimed prosecutors had evidence that Trump had intervened directly to suppress his sexual encounters.

Avenatti was back in court on December 3 as part of a lawsuit brought against Daniels' former lawyer Keith Davidson, who negotiated the non-disclosure agreement with Trump.

Daniels has accused Davidson of colluding with Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to have her publicly deny the affair with Trump,

What does Stormy Daniels say in her book Full Disclosure?

Daniels has reportedly made a number of claims in her upcoming memoirs Full Disclosure, which has been seen by The Guardian.

She describes Trump's penis as "smaller than average" and describes it as "unusual".

Daniels wrote: “He knows he has an unusual penis. It has a huge mushroom head. Like a toadstool."

Speaking about one intimate encounter she wrote: “I lay there, annoyed that I was getting f***** by a guy with Yeti pubes and a dick like the mushroom character in Mario Kart…

“It may have been the least impressive sex I’d ever had, but clearly, he didn’t share that opinion.”

After the event, whenever she saw Trump on TV she would say to herself: "I had sex with that," adding "eech."

She also claims to have kept in touch with Trump after the alleged Lake Tahoe tryst, saying the two of them conspired to put her on his reality TV show The Apprentice with him suggesting it could be arranged for her to survive further episodes of the show.

She quotes him as saying: “We’ll figure out a way to get you the challenges beforehand and we can devise your technique."

Daniels writes: "He was going to have me cheat, and it was 100 per cent his idea.”

Full Disclosure also relates her memories of growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as her being sexually abused when she was nine years old.

It also tells of how she started out as a stripper while in high school and her move into the porn industry.

Her book was published on October 2.

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