The Other Woman in the Stormy Daniels-Trump Saga: 'He Knows What He's Done'
The Other Woman in the Stormy Daniels-Trump Saga: âHe Knows What Heâs Doneâ
Alana Evans, an adult actress who says she was invited to join Trump and Daniels in a hotel-room romp, opens up about the extreme harassment sheâs received since coming forward.
When The Wall Street Journal first reported on the $130,000 in hush money that President Donald Trumpâs longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid porn star Stormy Daniels, all pa rties involved maintained an air of deniability. At the time, Cohen even provided a letter allegedly signed by Daniels denying any âhush moneyâ payment or any âsexual and/or romantic affairâ with Trump. They werenât counting on the other womanâ"the one Daniels and Trump invited over for that first encounter in Tahoe during the July 2006 American Century Championship gold tournamentâ"to come forward.
Porn star Alana Evans, a close friend and Danielsâ then-neighbor, happened to be in Tahoe at the same time. Evans recounted exclusively to The Daily Beast the conversations sheâd had with Daniels at the time, thus corroborating the Trump affair claim.
âStormy calls me four or five times, by the last two phone calls sheâs with Donald [Trump] and I can hear him, and heâs talking through the phone to me saying, âOh come on Alana, letâs have some fun! Letâs have some fun! Come to the party, weâre waiting for you.â And I was like, âOMG itâs Do nald Trump!ââ Evans previously recalled. âMen like him scare me because they have so much power and this was way before his presidential nomination. So I bailed on them and turned my phone off.â The next day Evans apologized for bailing, and asked Daniels how her night was. âShe tells me, âAll Iâm going to say is: I ended up with Donald in his hotel room. Picture him chasing me around his hotel room in his tighty-whities.ââ
As an AVN Hall of Famer with over a decade in the porn business, Evans is accustomed to being a public figure. But when the statements she made about Trump went viral, the type of notoriety she encountered was shockingâ"some might even say life-changing. With one interview, she became âthe other woman,â and the one person who could confirm the affair because she hadnât signed an NDA or been paid off.
In a new interview, Evans opens up to The Daily Beast about life now, the death threats sheâs received, and the extreme len gths some Trump fans will go to harass her. Sheâs also trying to take advantage of the platform she has now to educate fellow performers, attempting to make the adult industry a safer, healthier place to work.
When your statements about Trump and Stormy were first published, how did people in the adult industry handle it?
At the time this all happened, Iâd been fighting to get our testing procedures updated, and I wasnât well-liked at that moment because I was the voice speaking out, taking on the system with my union team. I went to a party and people Iâd known for decades gave me the cold shoulder and didnât want to be seen talking to me.âTheyâd pay ten dollars just to get my phone number, and then pay by the minute. They were calling just to harass me. They were also paying to text me!â
What about now, is that still happening?
Itâs funny to me how all the media attention has made me likable again by performers who, only months before, ac ted like they didnât like meâ"pretending to be my best friends again because theyâre watching me on the news.
Has this kind of exposure had any other negative impacts?
I get death threats, threats about people coming to get me, emails that say Iâll be shown what happens to whores like me, and messages that Iâm going to die. Itâs amazing when you see someoneâs profile on Twitter touting them as a Christian mom with children, who works in a library and pro Trumpâ¦and then they call me a piece of shit traitor whore whose mother should be ashamed of me. Thatâs common, and one of the nicer ones.
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Most of the time I can take it but some days are harder than others. I saw an ex member of the union engaging in conversations with my trolls because t hey enjoyed what the trolls were doingâ¦that was brutal. I took pictures of it, because it was so awful. That brought me to tears. You really learn how nasty people are.
Have you had any other experiences like that from people youâve worked with?
I had one performer call me tacky for talking about Stormyâs business. Another performer told me all I did was turn down a lucrative private and I needed to shut my mouth. That was rough. I couldnât believe this was coming from women in the industry.
Has this new level of notoriety impacted your business at all?
When the story first broke I started getting calls from weird user namesâ"it was from my SextPanther page, which is the only site I use for texting and phone call services. Theyâd pay ten dollars just to get my phone number, and then pay by the minute. They were calling just to harass me. They were also paying to text me!
What was the strangest experience youâve had with people paying to contact you this way?
I had one guy who wanted me to role-play, and he asked me to make up the details about what happened between Stormy and Trump. At that point I was thinking it was some sort of setupâ¦Iâm exclusive with Cams.com and I have people come into my chat room just to talk to me about it. More often than not I hear from my fans that they were at home watching the news with their family or friends and when my face popped up on MSNBC or CNN, theyâd say, âOh I know her,â without thinking about it and then have to explain.
So has this been financially beneficial in some ways?
Iâve gained more Twitter followers but Iâm not really seeing much of a financial gain. Itâs not what people thinkâ"I donât get paid for any of the TV interviews. Iâm not doing appearances or feature dancing because I just donât feel s afe. I am so thankful to have a job with Cams.com so I donât have to leave my house. I couldnât feel safe.
How else has this impacted your life? Are you taking other precautions now?
Itâs changed how I deal with my life on social media. I donât tweet about where Iâm going. Sure, the death threats suck but Iâm also thankful it is so public, so now any ideas about making us disappear isnât going to happen. Thatâd be noticed.
Have there been any upsides to reaching a larger audience?
Iâm using my new platform to get the message out about August Ames and what led to her suicide. Iâm also using it to educate performers about industry testing, and now thereâs an entire new group of people getting involved in these causes. Itâs brought me an audience of performersâ"of women who may not have been noticed before, and now I can help be a voice for them.
How do you think this has changed the public perception of the adult industry?
T here were a lot of deaths in our industry right around the time this was happening and the media was painting a picture of the problems in our industry. Letâs be real: we have these same mental health and addiction problems in society, and the industry is a reflection of that. That was the focus then but thereâs been a shift. Now thereâs this perception that porn stars could save the country from this presidency by speaking the truth.
Have you noticed any changes in how people seem to view women in the adult business?
Itâs shifted how people are thinking about women in the industry. I get so many comments from people who say I am well spoken and intelligent, and they seem surprised. They see me as a person and I donât think we are always viewed in that light.
Do you think people are rooting for Stormy?
People want Stormy to win. As far as theyâre concerned, sheâs the underdog. She represents so many women that have been mistreated or bullied and harassed by this particular person, so this is giving justice to many of those women.
Are you surprised to see how this story has blown up?
Back then, it was just a funny story; it wasnât a big deal. Obviously. Stormy was telling people, Seth Rogen even knew about it. Now it may change the status of things happening in our country, and thatâs overwhelmingâ¦
What are your thoughts on how Trump has handled it?
Lying and doing everything he could to cover it up made it a big dealâ"thatâs what created this monster. I hope men in that position think about this. Trying to buy your way out of it will do nothing but cause trouble. He knows what heâs done and the women heâs paid but the funny thing is so do lots of other people.Source: Google News