Donald Trump gets arrested on Stormy Daniels hush money scandal: Here’s what happened

Donald Trump, the former US president has been arrested at New York court on charges over the hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 presidential elections

Updated on Apr 05, 2023   |  07:31 AM IST  |  91.8K
Donald Trump, Stormy Daniels
Donald Trump allegedly paid $130,000 to Stormy Daniels for preventing her from speaking about their affair (Credits: Getty Images)

Donald Trump, the former president of the United States was arrested by the New York court on Tuesday over the charges over the hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels. As per the latest updates, Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges over the hush money paid to Daniels, in order to silence her from divulging details of their alleged affair, ahead of the 2016 US presidential elections. The reports of Donald Trump's arrest have totally shocked the entire world.

Donald Trump's arrest

As per the latest updates, Donald Trump was indicted on March 31, Thursday, and the charges were unsealed during the prosecution that was held on April 4, Tuesday. The 34 crime charges related to his alleged role in a scheme that directed hush money payments to two women, including adult film star Stormy Daniels, and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal, before the 2016 US presidential elections. The reports suggest that Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen facilitated payments to two women in order to keep them silent over their alleged affairs with the former US president. 

Before the arrest, Donald Trump took to his official social media handle before he left his New York residence to the court, and wrote: "Heading to Lower Manhattan, the Courthouse. Seems so SURREAL - WOW, they are going to ARREST ME. Can't believe this is happening in America." However, Trump has now emerged as the first-ever US president to get arrested over criminal charges.

Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels' affair

According to Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, she met Donald Trump at a charity golf tournament in July 2006. The pair allegedly had sex once in Trump's hotel room at Lake Tahoe, which is a resort area between California and Nevada. As per the reports, Donald Trump's current wife Melania Trump had not accompanied him to the golf tournament, as she had just given birth to their son, Barron.

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