PHOTOS: ‘Stormy Daniels Day’ In West Hollywood Gives ‘Heroine’ Key To City

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Stormy Daniels: Freedom fighter or city icon?

The porn actress who is suing President Donald Trump was praised Wednesday as a heroine in West Hollywood, California.

About 100 people cheered and chanted “Stormy! Stormy!” as Daniels appeared outside an adult entertainment store called Chi Chi LaRue’s.

Fans wait to meet adult film star Stormy Daniels at Chi Chi LaRue’s adult entertainment store May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. – Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, earned international headlines for her legal battle with President Donald Trump over an alleged affair she claims the pair had a decade ago. West Hollywood Mayor John Duran proclaimed May 23, 2018 “Stormy Daniels Day”, recognizing Clifford for “her leadership in the #RESIST movement.” (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor John Duran officially declared it “Stormy Daniels Day” and presented her with the key to the city.

“This community has a history of standing up to bullies and speaking truth to power, and I’m so lucky to be a part of it,” Daniels said.

West Hollywood from Mayor John Duran displays a proclamation during a ceremony honoring adult film star Stormy Daniels, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Duran called Daniels a modern-day Lady Godiva who “has had to bear the slings and arrows of attacks not only from people all over this country, but from the most powerful person on the planet.”

Daniels and her attorney are “fighting back for all of us to get our country back into our hands,” said Duran.

Adult film star Stormy Daniels poses and signs autographs at Chi Chi LaRue’s adult entertainment store May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Outside the store, a mannequin was adorned with a T-shirt with pink letters reading #TeamStormy. A banner with the city’s logo said “#resist.”

Fans wait to meet adult film star Stormy Daniels at Chi Chi LaRue’s adult entertainment store May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

A liberal city of 35,000 with a huge LGBT population, West Hollywood has declared itself a sanctuary city and a “safe space” for people of all nationalities and immigration status.

Its City Council has vehemently opposed what it considers to be Trump administration bigotry and discrimination. Last year, the City Council approved a resolution calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Trump.

Fans wait to meet adult film star Stormy Daniels at Chi Chi LaRue’s adult entertainment store May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has starred in dozens of adult films, including one called “Sexbots: Programmed for Pleasure” and a Sleeping Beauty parody where she played Maleficent. She also has been appearing at strip clubs across the country since gaining notoriety for her ties to the president.

Daniels alleges that she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and has sued to invalidate the confidentiality agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election. She contends the agreement is invalid because Trump never signed it.

Adult film star Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti speaks during a ceremony as Daniels receives a key to the city of West Hollywood from Mayor John Duran, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

She’s also suing Trump and his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, alleging defamation.

While Trump has denied the affair, Cohen has acknowledged paying Daniels $130,000 as part of the non-disclosure agreement.

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