Stormy Daniels's crowdfunding campaign rakes in almost $250,000 in less than a week

In less than a week, a crowdfunding campaign to help adult film star Stormy Daniels pay legal fees for a looming battle royale with President Donald Trump’s lawyer has raised close to a quarter of a million dollars. The campaign is one of the platform’s most successful fundraisers ever.

The CrowdJustice campaign raked in close to $250,000 since its creation on March 14, with donations pouring in every hour. So far, more than 8,000 people have contributed to the fund.

“It has been one of the most successful campaigns on the platform and certainly has involved one of the most high-profile people to use the platform,” a CrowdJustice spokesperson told Newsweek.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said she set up the campaign so that could “speak honestly and openly” against the “intimidation tactics” used by Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, and the president himself, she wrote in the campaign description.