A bar in Washington, D.C. has jumped on the chance to capitalize on a bombshell story published Friday by the Wall Street Journal, which alleged that President Trump’s attorney had paid hush money to an adult film star.
Both Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, and the film star, Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is “Stormy Daniels,” have published statements saying the story is totally false.
However, The Brighton, a bar in Washington, D.C.’s “The Wharf” development, posted a notice on their Facebook page Saturday morning, announcing a special drink they are making available all weekend named “Stormy Daniels.”
“We don’t know much about politics, but we do know a dirty cocktail when we see one. Introducing the Stormy Daniels, $9 all weekend long,” The Brighton tweeted.
We don’t know much about politics, but we do know a dirty cocktail when we see one. Introducing the Stormy Daniels, $9 all weekend long. pic.twitter.com/nGYanAdqQ2
— thebrightondc (@brightonwharf) January 13, 2018
The Wall Street Journal story alleged that in October 2016, just one month prior to the presidential election, Cohen sent Clifford a $130,000 payment to keep her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump in July 2006.
Cohen released a statement to the Wall Street Journal, repeating that this claim is false, and also sent a statement from Clifford denouncing the claim as well.
However, The Brighton is cashing in on the story all weekend with their specially-named drink.
In a statement, Mr. Cohen didn’t address the $130,000 payment but said of the alleged sexual encounter that “President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels.”
Mr. Cohen added in the statement, addressed to The Wall Street Journal: “This is now the second time that you are raising outlandish allegations against my client. You have attempted to perpetuate this false narrative for over a year; a narrative that has been consistently denied by all parties since at least 2011.”
Mr. Cohen also sent a two-paragraph statement by email addressed “TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN” and signed by “Stormy Daniels” denying that she had a “sexual and/or romantic affair” with Mr. Trump.