Wednesday Declared Stormy Daniels Day in West Hollywood as Adult Film Star Receives City Key

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Wednesday was declared Stormy Daniels Day in West Hollywood in honor of the Trump accuser's "courage" in "speaking truth," the city stated.

The adult film actress and producer, described by the city as a leader in the #RESIST movement against the Trump administration, was presented with a city proclamation declaring May 23, 2018, as Stormy Daniels Day.

Daniels was also awarded the key to the city by West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran, who was sworn in to his position on Tuesday.

Dozens of people lined the street as she accepted the honor outside Santa Monica Boulevard adult entertainment store Chi Chi LaRue's, where supporters could purchase shirts reading #TeamStormy in a number of different colors.

Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has filed a lawsuit against the president’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, over the legality of a 2016 hush agreement in which she was paid to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump.

The president has denied any sexual encounter between the two.

But in accepting the the city's key on Wednesday, Daniels said she and the city share an ethos of fighting back against injustice.

"The community of West Hollywood was founded more than three decades ago on the principal that everyone should be treated with dignity and fairness and decency," she said. "And this community has a history of standing up to bullies and speaking truth to power, and I’m so very, very lucky to be a party of it.”

In a statement, the city also stated the she has “proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation.”

In April, a composite sketch was released of a man the adult film star said threatened her over the alleged affair. Trump responded to the sketch by calling it “a total con job” on Twitter.

Not everyone in West Hollywood welcomed the city's new May 23 holiday; a coterie of Trump supports came out to protest the event, as well.

One man who identified himself as a West Hollywood resident but declined to give his name said the group wanted to "express a little bit of outrage about the fact that the city government is focusing on a porn star who allegedly slept with the president rather than the problems that face our streets.”

Also present for Wednesday's festivities was Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti, who had been hit the day before with a $10 million judgement in bankruptcy court.

The judgement stems from Avenatti's failure to pay a $2 million installment to a former colleague in a settlement after their Newport Beach firm filed for bankruptcy, the Los Angeles Times reported.

But when asked about the judgement by KTLA on Thursday, Avenatti called it a "sideshow" and declined to give further comment.

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