Stormy Daniels postpones the interview with Piers Morgan as Trump is about to be arrested

The adult film actress, who claims to have had an extramarital sexual encounter with the former US president Donald Trumpwould appear Friday on TalkTV’s Piers Morgan Uncensored in an exclusive video interview.

He later tweeted that she had pulled out.

Former Good Morning Britain presenter Morgan wrote: “UPDATE: Unfortunately, Stormy Daniels has had to suddenly postpone our interview this evening due to a number of security issues that have arisen. I hope she’s okay.’

Mr Trump denies having sex with Ms Daniels during a famous golf outing in More Tahoe in 2006.

He has acknowledged that he has reimbursed his lawyer for a payment of US$130,000 (£105,442) to Ms Daniels.

On Thursday, a grand jury decided to indict Mr Trump — meaning he is charged with a felony — after hearing evidence of six-figure payments to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, before being elected in 2016.

The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said it has contacted Trump’s attorney to coordinate a surrender, according to the Associated Press (AP) news agency, and he is ready for an indictment – the first step in a US trial – on Tuesday.

The AP understands that Trump will be fingerprinted, a police photo will be taken, and investigators will finalize arrest papers.

The indictment itself has remained sealed, as is customary in New York for an indictment.

Mr Trump denied any wrongdoing and denounced the investigation as a “scam” and says it was specifically designed to harm his 2024 presidential run.

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen was reimbursed for payments as legal fees, and federal prosecutors argued in a 2018 criminal case that the payments amounted to illegal support for Trump’s campaign.

Mr Cohen pleaded guilty to charges of campaign finance violations.

Former Playboy model Karen MacDougal also claims to have had sexual encounters with Trump before entering politics, which he denies.

Ms McDougal was paid $150,000 (£121,585) for the rights to her story and the National Enquirer sat on it in a settlement brokered by Mr Cohen, according to the supermarket tabloid’s publisher at the time.

American Media Inc acknowledged in 2018 that its payments to Ms. McDougal were made specifically to support Mr Trump’s election bid and were made “in concert” with his campaign.