Stormy Daniels quit CBB over row with ‘controlling' producers, lawyer claims
Stormy Daniels pulled out of Celebrity Big Brother at the last minute because of a row with producers who were pressuring her to act in a way she felt uncomfortable with, her lawyer has said.
The adult film star, who found fame over claims she was paid for her silence over an alleged affair with Donald Trump, had been widely expected to feature in the Channel 5 show.
But on Thursday night she failed to enter the CBB house.
Lawyer Michael Avenatti told the Press Association: “It was over a row with producers.
“They insisted she conduct herself in a certain way – they attempted to control her and produce a certain result, which she did not feel comfortable with.”
Asked to comment on reports that an “insider” said she quit after demanding extra money, Mr Avenatti responded: “Complete bullshit. They are spreading a false rumour.”
CBB did not deny a row with producers, and said Daniels told the production team “hours” before the show was to air that she no longer wanted to participate as agreed “several months” earlier.
“Producers discussed a variety of options with her but were unable to agree any acceptable conditions for her entering the house,” a spokeswoman added.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, then failed to appear on ITV’s Loose Women on Friday despite turning up at the studio ahead of filming.
Presenter Kaye Adams said the 39-year-old was prevented from going on-screen because of legal issues.
Panellist Jane Moore, who spoke to Daniels off-air, said a custody battle involving her daughter in the US was to blame.
Daniels made international headlines over claims the president’s then personal lawyer Michael Cohen paid her hush money days before the 2016 election to stop her claiming she had an affair with a married Mr Trump in 2006.
The president denies the allegations.