Porn actress, stripper and sex educator Jessica Drake has been identified as the woman cited in porn star Stormy Daniels “confidential settlement agreement” with President Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen who has “confidential information” that may provide proof concerning the reality of Trump’s relationship with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
In the document – which is now the subject of a lawsuit Daniels filed this week seeking to have it invalidated because the president never signed it – Drake is identified as Angel Ryan, which is said to be her real name.
The 43-year-old Texas native’s birth name, according to a Wikipedia profile, is Angela Partrice Heaslet.
According to a report about the press conference in October 2016 in the New York Daily News, shortly before the 2016 election, Drake became the 12th woman after the Access Hollywood tape came out to claim that Trump had sexually harassed her.
Drake said Trump came on to her and invited her to his suite. She went but, being “slightly spooked,” brought along two female friends.
Trump at that time had been married for more than a year to Melania, who had only recently given birth to their son, Barron.
“Trump aggressively greeted the trio in his pajamas, according to Drake,” as related in the NY Daily News
“He grabbed each of us tightly in a huge and kissed each of us on the lips without asking for permission,” she recalled
“The three women left after Trump inquired about Drake’s relationship status and experiences as an adult film star,” continued the NY Daily News article. “One of Trump’s underlings called later to invite her back and then Trump himself called.”
“What do you want?” she says he asked her, “How much?”
Soon after she got another call offering her $10,000 to spend the night with him. She declined, giving the excuse that she had to return to Los Angeles for work.
“I was then told Mr. Trump would allow me the use of his private jet to take me home if I accepted his invitation,” Drake told reporters, but again she declined.
Allred produced a picture of Trump in his golf togs with Drake.
At the time, Trump posted on his website that Drake’s story was not true and said he takes thousands of pictures with people who want a photo with him.
In his statement, Trump denied knowing Drake and added that he “would have no interest in ever knowing her.”
Drake said immediately afterward that she told others about her encounter with Trump, but refused to name them “out of respect to the other parties involved and their families.”
October 22: “Mr. Trump does not know this person, does not remember this person and would have no interest in ever knowing her.”
Six days later, Drake’s real name was listed in the NDA between Stormy Daniels, Trump and Michael Cohen’s company.
— Ross Levitt (@cnnross) March 8, 2018
In the past, Trump has threatened to sue Drake and the other women who accused him of inappropriate behavior, which delighted Allred.
“Be careful what you wish for, Mr. Trump. If you sue the accusers, the lawyers who represent these women will have the opportunity to depose you, Your latest threat is an admission of hopelessness.”
Drake, like Daniels, has signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Trump, but it is unclear when or if she was compensated. That could now all come out and the NDA could be subject to cancellation if Daniels is successful in her challenge.
Gloria Allred, the lawyer representing Drake, confirms to CNN that Drake = Angel Ryan. But Allred would not comment further on the nature of Drake's relationship with Stormy Daniels.
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) March 8, 2018
CNN reported today that it “uncovered the connection through interviews and public records. Drake’s attorney Gloria Allred confirmed to CNN that Drake is her client, and is listed in the non-disclosure. She also added that Drake was never contacted by Cohen about the non-disclosure.”
Drake began her career as a sex worker in her native Texas, dancing in an El Paso strip club. After watching porn movies, she decided she could do better, and in 2000 began her work as an adult film actress.
That year she was nominated as Best New Starlet at the Adult Video Awards.
In 2003, she signed a contract with the prolific porn distributor Wicked Pictures.
She has appeared in both hardcore adult movies and softcore pictures for cable TV. Her first husband was Evan Stone, who is also often seen in softcore porn films.
Since 2006, according to a published bio, she has been married to Brad Stone.
At her 2016 news conference said Trump’s behavior was “not acceptable” for anyone “much less a presidential candidate.”
“His words and actions are a huge testament to his character,” added Drake at the time, “that of uncontrollable misogyny, entitlement and being a sexual assault apologist.”
Trump continues to deny directly and through his press reps that he ever knew Daniels or Drake, or had an inappropriate relationship with either, but that $130,000 payment, the existence of the NDA, the fact these women are prepared to testify under oath, makes it appear that the president who lies all the time about everything is lying again about this.
There has never been a presidential sex scandal of this magnitude but it may have to play second fiddle to the Russian scandal that is still unfolding, leaving the country wondering about the elected official who has one hand on the nuclear button and the other on the phone to his lawyers.