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Stormy Daniels leaves Marion County home to issue first public interview on Trump hush-money case in years

Stormy Daniels leaves Marion County home to issue first public interview on Trump hush money case in years
Stormy Daniels at a public appearance for her book, “Full Disclosure,” in New York, NY in 2018. (Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)

Stormy Daniels Barrett, who has been living in relative obscurity in Marion County for the past couple of years, broke her silence on Donald Trump’s hush-money trial earlier this month, saying the former president had been living relatively “unchecked” until last month’s verdict.

The pornographic film actress, who was born Stephanie A. Gregory, moved to Marion County with her husband shortly after the couple wed in 2022. According to Marion County property records, the couple purchased a 2.2-acre property in Dunnellon for just under $535,000 in June 2022.

Barrett, who took her husband’s last name, registered to vote in Marion County on December 1, 2022 under the name “Stormy Daniels Barrett,” registering with “No Party Affiliation,” according to Marion County Supervisor of Elections records.

In an interview with Heels Down Mag in 2020, Mrs. Barrett said that she got her first horse, Perfect Jade, when she was 12. Perfect Jade passed when Barrett was 18 and she says she didn’t ride again for a decade.

An avid horse enthusiast, in March, Mrs. Barrett posted a photo that she captured while riding her horse, Leo, in the area.

Stormy Daniels Barrett posted this photo of her horse, Leo, during a recent ride. (Photo: Instagram)
Stormy Daniels Barrett posted this photo of her horse, Leo, during a recent ride. (Photo: Instagram)

In early May, Stormy Daniels Barrett took the witness stand in the hush-money case against Trump.

During the trial, Trump’s attorneys attacked Barrett’s character and credibility, suggesting she was financially motivated to see the president sent to prison.

Ultimately, the presidential candidate was convicted of 34 felonies and Barrett, who changed her last name after she married her husband Russell Barrett in 2022, returned to her home in Marion County.

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Former president Donald Trump was convicted of 34 felonies in a hush-money case involving Stormy Daniels Barrett.

In recent weeks, comments from Mr. Barrett have surfaced regarding the couple wanting to move on with their lives.

During one interview with CNN, Mr. Barrett told a reporter that he and his wife would likely have to “vacate this country” if Trump were found “not guilty.”

Mr. Barrett’s comments, which were published on May 15, came just over two weeks before the former president was found guilty of 34 felonies.

“I know that we would like to get on with our lives. I know that she wants to move past this,” said Mr. Barrett to CNN.

Earlier this month, Mrs. Barrett spoke publicly on the hush-money case for the first time in several years.

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Stormy Daniels at the 2020 XBIZ Awards in Los Angeles on January 16, 2020.

In an interview with The Mirror, Mrs. Barrett said she believed Trump thought he was “untouchable” and that he didn’t “understand anything.”

“He has lost complete and utter touch with reality,” said Barrett to The Mirror, likening Trump to a “child” who needed to be “grounded.”

“You have to find the punishment that not just matches the crime and is fair and just, but that, impacts that particular person,” said Barrett, before suggesting a possible punishment.

“No golfing,” said Barrett.

When asked whether Trump being found guilty meant she was “done with” the former president, Barrett provided a colorful answer.

“Are we ever really done with Donald Trump? That’s an orange stain that’s going to be on me for a very long time,” said Barrett, suggesting she had a “Scarlett letter, but worse.”

“He’s been unchecked until now, but check mate, [expletive]” said Barrett.

Watch and read the complete interview of Stormy Daniels by The Mirror.