On January 12, 2018, The Wall Street Journal reported that in October 2016, just before the 2016 United States presidential election, U.S. President Donald Trump had arranged payment of $130,000 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels to stop her disclosing an affair they had in 2006.
“On the morning that I took this picture there was a mad scrum outside the courthouse to get a picture of Stormy Daniels. She didn’t enter the regular entrance of a media gauntlet that was set up for her. I placed myself by a window where I saw her passing through the metal detector. Shooting through the window was difficult but I was able to make the frame.”