I highly doubt that any of us believed that we would be speaking so nonchalantly about pornographic actresses and their connections to the White House in 2018, but here we are, pretending that the adult film industry could affect our nation’s government.
The story so far is a simple one: Aging adult actress Stormy Daniels has thrust herself into the spotlight with a story about her supposed affair with then-citizen Donald Trump back in 2006. This unverifiable tall tale then moved into the territory of the truly bizarre when Daniels claimed that she was paid a sum of $130,000 to keep quiet about the affair, and admitted to signing a non-disclosure agreement as well.
Daniels, possibly motivated by her waning career, now claims that the NDA was void because there was never a signature from Trump himself on the document.
Of course, when one looks at the actress’ “Make America Horny Again” strip club tour, and the money that it has garnered her, it is quite simple to determine what’s truly going on here.
Stormy Daniel’s, riding high on the heels of the #MeToo movement, has seemed improbably innocent in this whole debacle, with the mainstream media unwilling to expose the actress for some of her more ludicrous and inexcusable behavior, including her arrest for domestic violence in 2009, or the evidence suggesting that she was using cocaine during her 60 Minutes interview.
Now, yet another bit of Daniels’ debauchery is coming to light, and it could just send Stormy back off into obscurity where she slithered out from.
Tasha Reign, a fellow actress of Daniels, recounted a horrific tale of abuse at the hands of Daniels and her crew.
“I was sexually assaulted by one of her crewmembers. He groped and grabbed me from behind,” she says, wiping away tears. “I spoke up immediately because I was in the moment, and I was so proud of myself. She was the director that day, I went straight to her and straight to the man that did it, we had a conversation about it, I went to the owner of Wicked Pictures, I did all the right things. And she did not handle the situation appropriately, respectfully or professionally. So it’s a little bit outrageous when I hear her say things about how she is standing up for women and wants to be a voice for other women to be able to come forward when I was assaulted on her set and she didn’t give me any care or attention, and didn’t even send that man home.”
According to Reign, the alleged incident in question occurred on November 15 of last year during the filming of The Set Up, an adult movie directed by Daniels and produced under the Wicked Pictures banner.
“I’m fully clothed in my outfit, I’m standing and signing my paperwork, and all of a sudden I feel two hands from behind me grab my ass and make sexual moaning noises,” remembers Reign. “I felt a pit in my stomach and thought, shit, my scene partner, Michael Vegas, is in the other room… who is this?”
She continues: “So I turn around and it’s a crewmember from set. I look him directly in the eye and go, ‘What the fuck are you doing?’ and I look so upset. So I thought, OK, I can either ruin my makeup, which took an hour and a half to do, or I can go do my scene as quickly as it’s going to take and then as soon as it’s over, I can go and confront Stormy, the director who has all the power that day on set, and the man that did this to me.”
And Daniels’ reaction to the incident was telling…
There wasn’t, alleges Reign: “So then I confront Stormy and this guy in the hallway and I’m like, ‘This is what happened. What on earth were you thinking?’ The guy starts backpedaling and goes, ‘Oh, I was just trying to get through.’ And I said, ‘If you were trying to get through, why did you grope me? And why did you make sexual moaning noises?’ and he says, ‘Oh, it was a joke.’ I said, ‘That’s sexual harassment and assault. If you don’t know that, that’s a problem.’ Stormy is there, and she’s totally silent. Just neutral. Which is such a problem. He says sorry, starts talking about how he has a family—which all men do when they get accused.”
Reign says she was next asked by Daniels if she needed to go into an adjacent room to cool down. She alleges that she did, and Daniels followed her in shortly after. “Stormy says, ‘I’m sorry,’ gives me a hug, and then she shames me by saying [of her alleged abuser], ‘You probably made him cry. He’s crying right now,’” Reign recounts. “And I thought, wow, I’ve lost all respect for you, and I’m also immediately calling your producer and your company and telling them exactly what occurred.”
This abuse of power is so unbelievable that we’re having a hard time understanding how such an action could occur…especially on the set of an adult movie, in the midst of the #MeToo movement, with a woman such as Daniels in the driver’s seat, knowing full well that she would attempt to cash in on the societal hashtag just a few years later.