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Stormy Daniels' Paranormal Beliefs Could Come Up at Avenatti Trial

Stormy Daniels, left, speaks while attorney Michael Avenatti listens outside Federal Court in New York in 2018.
Stormy Daniels, left, speaks while attorney Michael Avenatti listens outside Federal Court in New York in 2018.Photographer: Wes Bruer/Bloomberg

Adult film star Stormy Daniels’s belief in the paranormal and history of “visions” could come up at the trial of her ex-lawyer for allegedly stealing the advance on her 2018 memoir detailing a claimed tryst with former President Donald Trump.

Michael Avenatti can question Daniels about her beliefs to attack her credibility on the stand, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ruled on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is expected to be the government’s star witness at the trial, which begins on Monday.