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Key Words: Stormy Daniels says she looks for these three qualities in a man

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Stormy Daniels takes Manhattan.

The adult-film star, director and author of the 2018 memoir, “Full Disclosure,” kicked off the first leg of her nationwide storytelling tour, “An Intimate Evening With Stormy Daniels,” on Tuesday evening at Stand Up NY, a small comedy club on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. She talked about her life and answered audience questions about topics ranging from Donald Trump, his former personal attorney Michael Cohen and her former lawyer Michael Avenatti.

‘I don’t think men are monsters.’

—Stormy Daniels

“Now that I’m 40,” Daniels said she looks for different qualities in a man than she did when she was younger. She listed rattled off three: “Good Wi-Fi, good credit score and good parking.” Daniels, a single mother who reportedly charges $10,000 per appearance, is not alone in wanting a partner who is financially secure and can show he can successfully manage his own finances. Approximately 42% of adults say knowing someone’s credit score would affect their willingness to date that person.

The audience wrote questions on cards for Daniels to answer on stage. One person asked if there was any chemistry between her and her former lawyer, Michael Avenetti, who has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, did not pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings. (Avenatti, 48, pleaded not guilty.) “I was never in a room with him alone,” she said, adding, “He thought he was prettier.”

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Her life has changed since The Wall Street Journal revealed in January 2018 that President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 in October 2016, a month before the U.S. presidential election, to stop her from talking about her alleged affair with Trump. She travels with a large security detail and every audience member at her show on Tuesday evening was asked to empty their pockets and scanned by a metal detector.

‘I have to buy my own drinks now.’

—Stormy Daniels

Her life has changed since The Wall Street Journal revealed in January 2018 that President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 in October 2016, a month before the U.S. presidential election, to stop her from talking about her alleged affair with Trump. She travels with a large security detail and every audience member at her show on Tuesday evening was asked to empty their pockets and scanned by a metal detector.

Daniels said the scandal that propelled her into the spotlight has no relationship to the #MeToo movement. She has always insisted that the alleged affair was consensual and said the movement has made dating more fraught for some men. “I have to buy my own drinks now. People approach me less, probably because I have a very large man standing next to me,” she said, citing her security detail. But she has no beef with men, in general. “I don’t think men are monsters,” she said.

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Daniels allegedly hooked up with Trump in a hotel room in 2006 after a celebrity golf tournament. She made it clear that she is not a fan of the president, or of his administration’s policies, and said she hopes he’s not re-elected. Daniels read a question from an audience member that asked if she would apologize to First Lady Melania Trump for her alleged fling with the married Trump 13 years ago. Daniels replied, “I’ll apologize to her when she apologizes to the country.”

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