Published 5:05 PM EDT Sep 20, 2018
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger “terrified” Stormy Daniels in an encounter at a Lake Tahoe hotel more than a decade ago, according to excepts from the adult film actress’ upcoming book obtained by CNN.
Daniels describes some intimate details about her relationship with President Donald Trump in 2006. She says in Full Disclosure that a day after having sex with Trump, he introduced her to Roethlisberger in a club at the hotel, a meeting she had previously discussed.
But in her book, set to be released Oct. 2, Daniels expands on the meeting with Roethlisberger, who made his NFL debut with the Steelers in 2004.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, wrote that Roethlisberger requested a "good night kiss," CNN reported. She denied the overture and said he pushed her hotel room door lightly.
"I was terrified. I am rarely terrified," Daniels wrote, adding that Roethlisberger responded, by saying, "'Come on.'"
After she closed the door, Daniels wrote that Roethlisberger "stood outside, not leaving" and knocked several times before, eventually, leaving.
Messages left with Roethlisberger’s agent by USA TODAY Sports on Thursday were not immediately returned.
Earlier this week, Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti wrote on Twitter he had "no further comment at this time regarding the details relating to Ben Roethlisberger in the book."
Roethlisberger served a four-game suspension at the start of the 2010 season after a woman accused him of sexual assault at a bar in Milledgeville, Ga. Roethlisberger did not face criminal charges.
A casino hostess in Lake Tahoe sued Roethlisberger in 2009, alleging that Roethlisberger sexual assaulted her a year prior. That case was settled in 2012.