Paper Moon, a strip club with locations in Scott’s Addition and Southside, will host one of the most well-known names in the media circuit: adult entertainer Stephanie Clifford, known by her trade name Stormy Daniels, who had a salacious affair with Donald Trump in 2006, before he’d successfully run for office. Her story has been a central point in the hush-money investigation of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Daniels will be appearing at Paper Moon Southside on the Midlothian Turnpike Sept. 13 for two variety show performances. RVA Mag was alerted to this story by the sharp eyes at RVADirt; the municipal watchdogs even got the set list of potential acts Daniels would be performing, broken down by theme and specific versions of each song.
Daniels has become a household name for her connection to Trump, appearing on news networks, Saturday Night Live, and more. According to reports, Daniels had an alleged affair with Trump back in 2011, but was given a nondisclosure agreement following the affair. The NDA was given and signed by Cohen. During the 2016 presidential election, Cohen allegedly paid Daniels $130,000 to avoid further discussion of the affair.
Earlier this year, Daniels sued both Cohen and her former lawyer, Keith M. Davidson, for colluding against her and for “violating attorney-client privilege.” In April, she sued Cohen and Trump for defamation after suing to be released from her NDA.
Given all of the buzz surrounding Daniels, her appearance at Paper Moon will be a treat for the club. The anticipation–at least among Richmond’s politically-minded Twitter users–is palpable.