Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump THROWN OUT of court

Clay Curtis
October 16, 2018

That was the case in the porn star's defamation case against the former Celebrity Apprentice host, which she has already filed an appeal against a federal judge's ruling of earlier Monday.

After Ms Daniels's lawyer released a sketch of a man who allegedly told her to remain silent in 2011, Mr Trump, who denies having an affair with Ms Daniels, tweeted it was a "total con job" about a "nonexistent man".

President Donald Trump's attorneys scored a victory in court when a federal judge dismissed adult-film actress Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Trump.

In a tweet, which was later deleted, Avenatti suggested that he and his client would appeal "the dismissal of the defamation cause of action and are confident in a reversal".

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

Daniels originally sued Trump and Cohen, who negotiated the deal, so she could speak publicly about the reported tryst without fear of reprisal.

Trump and his team countered Ms Daniels' accusations by claiming her story was a fabrication. "The First Amendment protects this type of rhetorical statement", Otero wrote.

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The judge said that Trump and his team have 14 days to file a motion to seek said fees.

"The Court holds that Mr. Trump's tweet is "rhetorical hyperbole" and is protected by the First Amendment", the judge said. It also calls the lawsuit a "fishing expedition" and finds that Daniels has failed to show that Trump "acted with actual malice or reckless disregard for the truth". "Trump's contrary claims are as deceptive as his claims about the inauguration attendance".

He says there's no way to characterize Monday's ruling in any other way than a total victory for President Trump and a total defeat for Stormy Daniels.

The lawyer explained that Daniels had looked at photos of a number of individuals "we believe indirectly" worked for Trump and Cohen, Avenatti said.

Daniels has said she had sex once with Trump in 2006, and carried on a friendship with him for about a year.

"In making the statement, Mr. Trump used his national and worldwide audience of millions of people to make a false factual statement to denigrate and attack Ms. Clifford", stated the original April 30 defamation filing in New York Supreme Court by Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti after Trump let off on social media.

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