Federal judge dismisses adult movie star’s defamation suit against Donald Trump

16 October, 2018, 19:54 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump orders her to pay president's legal fees

Grab your popcorn - President Trump and Stormy Daniels are trading biting insults, directly at each other, and as you'd probably expect he started it, she finished with. a d**k joke. A judge threw out Daniels' lawsuit against Trump on Monday and is forcing her to pay his legal bills.

"The Court agrees with Mr. Trump's argument because the tweet in question constitutes "rhetorical hyperbole" normally associated with politics and public discourse in the United States", US District Court Judge Otero said in his opinion.

"The First Amendment (of the US Constitution) protects this type of rhetorical statement".

His mention of a "letter" may be the original statement Daniels wrote and signed in January denying an affair occurred, before she back-tracked.

In an interview with CBS News earlier this year, Stormy Daniels said a stranger approached her while she was with her young daughter and threatened her.

Appearing on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" Monday night, reporter Emily Jane Fox argued that there's something truly "unbelievable" about the way recent reports reveal President Donald Trump has treated his son Eric.

In dismissing the suit, the judge said Trump's tweet was a "hyperbolic statement" against a political adversary.


Daniels said the man approached her as she was getting her infant daughter out of the auto to attend a mommy-and-me exercise class.

The lawyer said the exact amount of legal fees owed would be determined later.

The president's former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in August to campaign finance violations in the form of hush payments during the 2016 campaign to two women who alleged they had affairs with Trump.

In the tweet, Mr. Trump says he will now "go after" Daniels and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who he referred to as "3rd rate".

Ms Daniels lawyer, Mr Avenatti said: "Daniels' other claims against Trump and Cohen proceed unaffected".

Trump tweeted that the man was "nonexistent" and that Daniels was playing the "fake news media for fools".

Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, says she had a sexual relationship Mr Trump in 2006.

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