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Stormy Daniels will perform in Pittsburgh

Blush says she’s visiting in May.

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Update, 8 a.m. May 1

Adult film star and possible presidential foil Stormy Daniels has continued to perform in gentlemen’s clubs nationwide since news broke of her alleged affair with President Donald Trump, an affair she says occurred roughly a decade before he took office.

And in May, her traveling tour is coming to Pittsburgh, one local club confirms.

A day after Daniels gave her first extended television interview to CBS’s “60 Minutes” about her alleged tryst with a married Trump, Pittsburgh gentlemen’s club Blush said she’ll be appearing there on two dates in May.

A manager for Blush, which bills itself as “Pittsburgh’s #1 Exotic Club,” said they’re still waiting on additional details but that the dates of Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3 have been confirmed. (That information was reflected on the club’s website as of this afternoon.)

Daniels, who has appeared at the club in the past, is expected to perform in the evening and hold a meet-and-greet with fans after.

“We don’t have times yet only because we’re still waiting to hear back, but it’s confirmed she’s coming,” club manager Thom Naylor said.

“She’s familiar with the club, and we know she’s excited,” he added.

Naylor declined to discuss how the booking came about, whether security will be heightened for Daniels’ appearances, how much it’s costing the club and whether the president will be referenced — either directly or indirectly — in any of the related promotional materials. (As of this morning, Daniels’ website included the tagline: “As seen on 60 Minutes!!”)

Tickets start at $20 for general admission and $40 for stage-side seats and are available online. They can also be pre-ordered by visiting the club’s website or by calling.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has continued to appear at clubs like Blush, which is located Downtown, while at the center of a scandal involving her alleged affair with Trump in 2006, an alleged $130,000 hush money payment from a Trump lawyer and threats that she’d be financially ruined if her public discussions of the alleged affair continued.

On “60 Minutes” Sunday, Daniels said she was also threatened by an unidentified man in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 who instructed her to stop talking about Trump. (At the time, Daniels had been in discussions with media outlets about sharing her story and had provided an interview to In Touch magazine, an interview the outlet held off on publishing until this past January.)

In Sunday’s sit-down with “60 Minutes,” Daniels said she dreaded the exposure’s impact on her family but also saw nothing wrong with capitalizing on her elevated profile.

“Yes, I’m getting more job offers now, but tell me one person who would turn down a job offer making more than they’ve been making, doing the same thing that they’ve always done?” she told Anderson Cooper.

Meanwhile, Daniels certainly hasn’t shied away from her new household-name status and publicly held association with the Oval Office’s current occupant. Her tour, after all, is called “Make American Horny Again.”

But there are lines of demarcation.

Asked if Daniels’ club stops would include talk of politics or the president, her manager, Gina Rodriguez, told the Dallas Morning News, “If Stormy was going to do interviews they would NEVER take place in a strip club.”

As for what will take place, The New York Times followed along on one of Daniels’ club appearances, similar to the upcoming one in Pittsburgh, and filed this report.

During the first leg of her tour in January, Daniels told The Washington Post how the scandal had overshadowed her porn career as she peddled DVDs of her films.

Daniels is an adult film star and director who also snagged cameos in mainstream films like Judd Apatow’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.” In 2009, she explored running for a U.S. Senate seat in her home state of Louisiana.

At the time of their alleged sexual encounter, Trump was married to Melania who had recently given birth to their son Barron. Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels. His lawyer, Michael Cohen, has also denied the president had any knowledge of his $130,000 payment to secure her silence.

Daniels recently filed a lawsuit in California claiming a non-disclosure agreement connected to that payment was invalid because Trump never signed it and because Cohen has discussed aspects of the agreement publicly.

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