Stormy Daniels said she regrets comparing US President Donald Trump's penis to a Toad from the "Mario" video game series.
"I was very angry in writing that. And now that the book is out and people are reading about it and it's all over the internet, I actually feel pretty terrible about it," she told "60 Minutes Australia." "Because in a way it's body shaming."
Daniels, an adult film actress whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, wrote about her alleged affair with Trump in her memoir "Full Disclosure," published in September. She said Trump knew he had "an unusual penis."
"It has a huge mushroom head. Like a toadstool," Clifford wrote. "I lay there, annoyed that I was getting f---ed by a guy with Yeti pubes and a d--- like the mushroom character in Mario Kart."
The "mushroom character" is likely Toad, a citizen of the Mushroom Kingdom and an attendant of Princess Peach in Nintendo's "Mario" video game universe.
Clifford told "60 Minutes Australia" she didn't want to humiliate Trump with her book.
"I feel a little conflicted about the book," she said. "I did not want to hurt him. My intention was for people to stop hurting me."
Clifford alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006, when his wife, Melania, was pregnant with their son Barron.
Shortly before the 2016 election, Michael Cohen, then Trump's personal lawyer, made a hush-money payment to Clifford, sparking a federal investigation over whether the Trump Organisation violated campaign finance laws. Cohen pled guilty to campaign-finance violations related to the probe in August and said Trump personally directed the payment.
Trump - who has made more than 5,000 false or misleading claims during his presidency, according to The Washington Post - denies the affair ever happened.
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