Porn actress Stormy Daniels was set to sit for a highly-anticipated interview yesterday that could shed new light on the affair she says she had with Donald Trump a decade before his election as president.
Contrary to its usual practice, CBS has not released excerpts of the interview, which will air Sunday at 7:00 pm (2300 GMT) on the network's flagship "60 Minutes" program.
Daniels told The Washington Post her work in adult entertainment had allowed her to develop a "thick skin," but "nothing could truly prepare someone for this." She said she "simply wanted to tell my personal truth and defend myself."
Daniels was paid $130,000 by Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as part of a non-disclosure agreement that she signed shortly before the 2016 US presidential election, leading to allegations that the payment amounted to an illicit contribution to Trump's campaign.
Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, filed a lawsuit on behalf of Daniels earlier this month seeking to toss out the confidential settlement.
The suit alleged that Daniels began an "intimate relationship" with Trump in the summer of 2006 that continued well into 2007.
The White House has denied any sexual encounter between Trump and Daniels.
She is also asking to be allowed to publish text messages, photos and videos relating to Trump, Avenatti said in a letter to Cohen.