Her popularity and profits appeared to get a boost with the news of Trump’s indictment on Thursday in a case involving a $130,000 hush payment she received in the waning days of his 2016 election campaign.
“Thank you to everyone for your support and love!” she posted on Twitter after news of the criminal charges broke. “#Teamstormy merch/autograph orders are pouring in.”
Daniels, 44, is an author, director and media personality. She launched her own reality TV show, “Spooky Babes”, in which she searches haunted houses as a “paranormal investigator”, and she once flirted with a U.S. Senate bid as a Democrat-turned-Republican.
When a Twitter user asked what “the whore” was doing one day this week, Daniels responded, “Not sure why you’re curious but… Just fed my horse and mucked stalls, signing photos and #teamstormy shirts and mailing them, booking crew/location for a music video I’m directing, floating in my pool and then my live show.”
“Basically the usual,” she added.
According to Reuters, she is not shy about capitalizing on the attention around her connection to Trump. She points out he has done the same – but, in her view, has faced far less criticism.
“You take the opportunity,” Daniels said on a Wednesday livestream on OnlyFans, an online subscription platform known for adult content, according to a report by British newspaper The Independent. “Isn’t that what America is all about?”
Trump has raised more than $2 million for his legal defense since predicting on March 18 that he would soon be arrested, according to his campaign. A Trump fundraising group sent an email asking supporters for more contributions after his indictment.
After he announced his impending arrest, searches for Daniels on the website Pornhub jumped 21,655%, according to the site’s research and analysis branch.