Stormy Daniels is the stage name of Stephanie A. Gregory Clifford. She
is an adult actress, stripper, screenwriter and director.
Although well known in the adult entertainment industry, main-stream America
didn’t get to know of her until 2017, when allegations of hush monies
were paid to silence her regarding an alleged affair with President Donald Trump.
Notwithstanding her notoriety regarding the President of the United States,
she now has a new legal battle to fight. According to TMZ, her husband,
Glendon Crain (an adult entertainment actor and musician) is suing her
for divorce in Texas court. Not only does he want a divorce, he wants
her to stay away from him and their seven-year old daughter.
According to TMZ and Crain’s court documents Daniels should be ordered
to stay away from him and their daughter because she wants to take the
child with her on her current tour. He’s afraid the child would
be subjected to other adult entertainment actors, risking both physical
and emotional harm. He also accuses Daniels of adultery.
The judge granted Crain’s stay-away request and allowed Crain and
their daughter exclusive use of the family’s home and vehicles and
use of their credit cards.
Texas family law may be based on
fault, but California is a
no-fault divorce state. The accusation that Daniels had committed adultery during
her marriage, would not be relevant to divorce proceedings in California
– even if the parties had a pre-nuptial agreement promising never to cheat.
As for granting Crain’s stay-away orders, California would probably
reach a different conclusion.
The California Family Code makes it clear that (unless there are other
issues), it is in the best interests of a child to have continuing contact
with both parents. By preventing complete contact with her daughter, if
this were a Californian judge, his order would probably be reversed on
appeal. All the judge had to do was order Daniels not to take her daughter
with on tour with her, then allow Daniels to visit at other times.