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President Donald Trump is seeking more than $300,000 in attorney fees after a federal judge in Los Angeles threw out adult-film actress Stormy Daniel’s defamation lawsuit on free-speech grounds earlier this month.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sued the president in April over a tweet in which he denied her claims of being threatened by a man in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 – calling it a “total con job.”

“A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!” Trump tweeted. He retweeted a side-by-side image comparing the sketch with a photo of Daniels’ husband.

Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, previously said the tweet damaged his client’s credibility by portraying her as a liar.

“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 U.S.,” U.S. District Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles said in a ruling Monday, as Bloomberg reported. “The First Amendment protects this type of rhetorical statement.”

Trump is requesting $341,559.50 in attorney’s fees from Daniels, according to a court filing on Monday by the president’s attorneys, the Washington Examiner reported.

The filing in Los Angeles court claimed Daniels “filed this action, not because it had any merit, but instead for the ulterior purposes of raising her media profile, engaging in political attacks against the president by herself and her attorney, who has appeared on more than 150 national television news interviews attacking the President and now is exploring a run for the presidency himself in 2020,” according to the outlet.

In response to the filing, Avenatti told the Examiner “this is a number created out of whole cloth,” while adding, “it is nothing compared to what he will owe my client from the main NDA case.”

Daniels, who claims to have had sex with President Donald Trump in 2006 when he was married, is also suing the president and his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen over a nondisclosure agreement she signed to keep quiet on the alleged affair. Trump has denied the accusation.

Avenatti has said he wants to keep the case alive.

Trump and his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, want the court to toss out the litigation as moot.

Daniels originally sued Trump and Cohen, who negotiated the deal, so she could speak publicly about the reported tryst without fear of reprisal. Cohen had threatened to sue her for $20 million.

Lawyers for Trump and Cohen now say the deal that paid Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet was invalid and they won’t sue her for breaking it.

Daniels had said the agreement should be invalidated because Cohen signed it, but Trump didn’t.

Cohen pleaded guilty last August to campaign finance violations for arranging payments both to Daniels and to a former Playboy model to influence the election.

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. ca

    November 1, 2018 at 6:21 am

    welp stormy ol’girl, (and i do mean long in the tooth old)… looks like you won’t be putting your clothes on any time soon…..

  2. sluggo

    November 1, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Good for Trump!…Stop letting all these lying liberal democrat sluts get away with all their outrageous lies…hit them in the pocket book…and that goes for the simian faced Maxine Waters, Pelosi, Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, McCaskill, Diane “I didn’t leak it…did we?” Feinstein, the murderous Crooked Hillary Clinton, the racist negro Kamala Harris, drug abusing Christine Balsey Ford, the highly over rated Meryl Streep, the emotionally troubled Ashley Judd, and all the other weak minded, low IQ, America hating, lying liberal democrat sluts out there.

    “45”…THE BEST THERE EVER WAS!

    MAGA!

  3. abolishliberalism

    November 1, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    lol,lol,lol,lol,lol…. Now this gold digging, money hungry, moronic, dummy will have to go find another rich old man to try and sue just to pay for her legal fees! lol… Maybe Avenatti can pay the tab on this since it was all his stupid “Get rich quick scheme to begin with!
    But in the end, she should be very happy with this whole mess’s outcome… after all, it DID raise her “Media Status” … everyone including people in other countries all know exactly who she is now, and isnt that what she wanted to begin with?

  4. Rick Schwab

    November 1, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Time to take that old stank out and make a video.

  5. abacus

    November 1, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Daniels is looking very old of late, and her mouth looks a bit stretched for some reason.

  6. Anthony Taylor

    November 1, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    She claims to be an adult porn star. Who would want to have sex with that face looking at you???

  7. Dean Perry

    November 1, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks to Trump we now have Stormy Daniels in our history books…

  8. RAY SAY

    November 1, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Looks like Horse Face, ate some bad oats for breakfast, or is she just another sore loser that Trump has trumped

  9. mary

    November 1, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    She’s not so cutsie now.

  10. Big Dave

    November 1, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    You deserve all the financial loss you will suffer, your just a lying Bitch.

  11. Walter G. Links, Jr.

    November 1, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Good for the President!

  12. joann

    November 1, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    As usual trying to get money for doing nothing

  13. Dean Perry

    November 1, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Thanks to Trump history books now have Stormy Daniels…

    • Brenda Reger

      November 1, 2018 at 10:07 pm

      Right along with Kennedy’s bimbos, Clinton’s rape victims, his mistresses and Oval Office blow jobs.

  14. Dean Perry

    November 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks you, Trump, for Stormy Daniels now being in history books

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