US Porn Star Stormy Daniels Ordered To Pay President Donald Trump’s Legal Fees In Defamation Lawsuit


US Porn Star Stormy Daniels Ordered To Pay President Donald Trump’s Legal Fees In Defamation Lawsuit

By Onyinye Ugwu

A US judge has ordered that porn star, Stormy Daniels, owes Donald Trump $293,000 in legal fees, as well as $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation case against the United States President, was dismissed.

READ: ‘Trump Asked Questions About The Porn Industry, Including If Adult Film Stars Get Royalties’ – Stormy Daniels

The defamation suit was filed over a tweet Trump posted in April suggesting that Ms Daniels was lying about threats made against her when she tried to go public with the details of their supposed affair in 2006.

The case was dismissed back in October by US District Judge James Otero, who opined that the tweet constitutes “rhetorical hyperbole” normally associated with politics and public discourse in the United States.”

Though Daniels’ punishment falls well below the amount request by Trump’s legal team, who asked that Daniels pay almost $800,000 in fees and damages, It’s a ruling which was well celebrated by the Trump team.

“The U.S. District Court today ordered Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) to pay President Trump $293,052.33 to reimburse his attorneys’ fees (75% of his total legal bill), plus an additional $1,000 in sanctions to punish Daniels for having filed a meritless lawsuit against the President designed to chill his free speech rights,” Charles J. Harder, the president’s legal counsel, said in a statement. “The court’s order along with the court’s prior order dismissing Stormy Daniels’ defamation case against the President, together constitute a total victory for the President, and a total defeat for Stormy Daniels in this case.”

But in a tweet which has since been deleted, Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti said that the ruling would never hold up on appeal and noted that the case regarding Trump and Daniels’ non-disclosure agreement is the true focus of her legal fight against the president.

“Charles Harder and Trump deserve each other because they are both dishonest,” Avenatti wrote. “If Stormy has to pay $300k to Trump in the defamation case (which will never hold up on appeal) and Trump has to pay Stormy $1,500,000 in the NDA case (net $1,200,000 to Stormy), how is this a Trump win?”

Trump and his attorney’s attempt to fool the public about the importance of the attorneys’ fees in the defamation case, which are a fraction of what they owe my client in the main NDA case, is an absolute joke. People are smarter than that.https://t.co/oo3kkjVzPU via @YouTube

— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) December 11, 2018

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