Stormy Daniels' husband has filed for divorce, her lawyer announced
July 24, 2018 10:29 AM NPT
Stormy Daniels is divorcing her husband, her attorney Michael Avenatti (right) announced on Monday. Mary Altaffer/AP
July 24: Stormy Daniels, the adult-film actress suing President Donald Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen, is divorcing her husband, Glendon Crain, her lawyer announced on Monday.
"My client Stormy Daniels and her husband Glen have decided to end their marriage. A petition for divorce was filed last week, the accuracy of which is vehemently disputed," Michael Avenatti wrote on Twitter. "Stormy's daughter remains her number one priority. She kindly asks for privacy for the sake of her family."
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had been with Crain since 2010. Crain, who also goes by Brendon Miller, is a professional drummer who has also worked in the porn industry as an actor and director. Daniels and Crain share a daughter, born in 2011, and live in a Dallas suburb.
While Daniels' lawsuit against Trump and Cohen thrust her into the national spotlight, Crain has avoided the media and not publicly commented on the events surrounding Daniels, including her July 12 arrest at an Ohio strip club. In what TMZ said was a copy of a police report from the incident, Daniels was marked as not married.
Daniels and Avenatti are suing to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement Daniels signed about her claims of a sexual affair with Trump in 2006. Cohen has acknowledged he paid Daniels $130,000 in hush money shortly before the 2016 election as part of that agreement. Federal investigators are scrutinizing the payment as part of an investigation into whether Cohen committed fraud or violated campaign-finance laws.