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West Hollywood proclaims May 23 'Stormy Daniels Day,' endows her with key to the city

Every so often there are moments where you can't help but pause and wonder, How did we get here? Case in point: Stormy Daniels Day.

The West Hollywood, California, event will take place on May 23, when the mayor and members of the city council will give porn star Stormy Daniels "a City Proclamation and Key to the City." Why? To recognize her "leadership in the #RESIST movement."

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing President Trump for defamation. She claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006, and the president's lawyer, Michael Cohen, famously paid her $130,000 in October 2016 to keep quiet about the allegations. "Daniels has proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation," West Hollywood's press advisory said.

The ceremony will take place — where else? — at "West Hollywood's favorite gay adult boutique" Chi Chi LaRue's.