Daniels is liable for Trump’s legal fees
Monday, a federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels’s defamation lawsuit against President Trump. When Trump suggested the porn actress lied about being told to keep quiet about their alleged relationship, Daniels then claimed Trump defamed her.
Not only was the complaint dismissed, but Daniels was ordered to pay Trump’s legal fees.
JUST IN: A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by Stormy Daniels against President Trump, rules Daniels is liable for the president's attorney's fees. pic.twitter.com/47cS2Mb5In
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 15, 2018
WaPo has more:
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from adult film actress Stormy Daniels that claimed President Trump defamed her when he suggested she had lied about being threatened to keep quiet about their alleged relationship.
Federal District Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles had indicated during a late September hearing that he was skeptical of Daniels’s claim on First Amendment grounds. The ruling ordered Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, to pay Trump’s legal fees.
Trump attorney Charles Harder cheered Otero’s decision and said the amount of legal fees owed would be determined later.
“No amount of spin or commentary by Stormy Daniels or her lawyer, Mr. Avenatti, can truthfully characterize today’s ruling in any way other than total victory for President Trump and total defeat for Stormy Daniels,” Harder said in an emailed statement.
That makes yet another embarrassing loss for fame-lusting lawyer Michael Avenatti, who was most recently denied an audience with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Who's having a worse day?
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) October 15, 2018
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