The post blew up, with dozens of pages of comments and spinoff threads, as others also alleged that Doughty-Hume mistreated or killed their horses. This is the juiciest horse gossip, from accusations that Doughty-Hume faked a horse's medical records and smuggled it across state lines to outrageous jump-lowering allegations. And that was before it was revealed that stormy17 was none other than adult entertainer and political figurehead Stormy Daniels. It turns out that when she's not at her day job, Daniels is an accomplished amateur horse rider who competes under her real name, Stephanie Crane. Listen, people contain multitudes.
It took two years for Doughty-Hume to respond to the allegations, which she did by suing Daniels. Claiming the whole thing was a dirty smear campaign, Doughty-Hume accused Daniels of calling her "autistic and mentally challenged," and her husband "a drunk." At that point, Michael Avenatti -- of "helping to sue Donald Trump and being indicted on multiple counts of tax evasion, extortion, fraud, and embezzlement" fame -- enters the story. Acting as Daniels' defense attorney, he said that the lawsuit was "complete nonsense and entirely bogus." Considering that a year later, he and Daniels would be facing off against each other in court, you've got to take his legal advice with a cube of sugar.