Stormy Daniels, the porn star who alleged she slept with President Donald Trump and then was paid to keep quiet by his attorney, canceled her appearance scheduled tonight at a Wayne strip club.
On the website for the club, Lace, a message reads, “As of 3:47 pm this afternoon, we received a call from Stormy Daniels lawyer Mr. Micheal Avenatti informing us that Stormy Daniels performance tonight is CANCELLED for unspecified security reasons. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
The club was sold out of tickets on Thursday morning for Daniels’ appearance. (Tickets were $25 in advance and $30 at the door.)
Daniels, 39, was scheduled to perform two shows — at 10:30 p.m. and midnight — each lasting about 15 to 20 minutes, according to Daryl Robinson, a marketing representative for Lace.
She was also supposed to be available for a meet-and-greet and autographs.
The club had planned to triple all of its staffing for the event, Robinson said, including security. And Daniels had also planned to bring her own security force, he said.
Robinson said he was “baffled” by the sudden cancellation and upset that he wasn’t told about it until 3:47 p.m., when the club had already paid for a 1 p.m. flight for Daniels from Kansas City.
“She obviously didn’t get on the flight, so why wait so long to tell us?” he said.
Robinson said the club has spent more than $20K in preparations for her appearance and the additional security.
Now he’s trying to get the word out to ticket-holders before they show up tonight only to be disappointed. He said the phone has been “ringing off the hook.”
Robinson said all those who bought tickets in advance will receive refunds.
Despite the mess, Robinson said he still would host Daniels another night if possible, but worries that those who planned to come tonight might be scared off by the sudden cancellation.
In a brief email to NJ Advance Media, Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said “She was forced to cancel due to a significant security issue.”
Robinson said he also was not able to get information from Avenatti about what the security issue is.
Allison Pries contributed reporting to this story.