We now know the fourth person who either knows details of Stormy Daniels’ sexual relationship with Donald Trump or has seen or is in possession of the text logs, “certain still images” and possible dick pics. The woman referred to in the agreement as “Angel Ryan” is Jessica Drake. Who is Jessica Drake? She is another porn actress. But that’s not at all. She was also one of Trump’s accusers back in October of 2016.
A TPM Reader flagged this to our attention. I was trying to get solid confirmation. (Drake’s birth name is listed in various places as Angela Patrice Heaslet.) But now CNN has apparently confirmed that “Angel Ryan” is in fact Drake. So that’s settled.
Now, let’s review. Drake was one of four people who Daniels listed in the agreement as people who she had shared either the information about the affair or the digital evidence of it. The point of this was that Daniels had to say who she’d already told or shared the goods with before saying she would remain silent.
So that’s Drake’s connection to the agreement.
And what were her accusations?
Drake was at the 2006 Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe. This was the same event where Trump met Daniels. Here’s a description from an October 2016 article in The New York Daily News.
Trump started flirting with Drake immediately, later asking for her phone number and inviting her to his penthouse hotel suite, she recounted.
A slightly-spooked Drake invited two female friends along, and Trump aggressively greeted the trio in his pajamas, according to Drake.
“He grabbed each of us tightly in a hug 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. One of Trump’s underlings called later to invite her back, and then Trump himself called.
“What do you want?” he asked her, according to Drake. “How much?”
A second phone call came with an actual cash offer.
“I received another call from Donald, or a male calling on his behalf offering me $10,000,” she said. “I declined once again, and once more gave as an excuse that I 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.”
More to come.