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Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' defamation case against Trump

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' defamation case against Trump”

A USA judge on Monday dismissed adult film actress Stormy Daniels's defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump and ordered her to pay his attorney's fees, saying a tweet the president had written referring to her was protected by free-speech laws.

The adult film actress, whose birth name is Stephanie Clifford, sued him in April for suggesting on Twitter that she lied about a man allegedly threatening her to keep her quiet about a sexual encounter she claims to have had with the president.

Those comments, which Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti called defamation, were just politics, the judge ruled.

Clifford has also sued over a $130,000 hush money agreement over the alleged encounter with Trump. Judge's limited ruling: Daniels' other claims against Trump and Cohen proceed unaffected.

"Mr. Trump used his national and global audience of millions of people to make a false factual statement to denigrate and attack Ms. Clifford", the federal court complaint said at the time.

Ms Daniels then brought a lawsuit against the President claiming he had defamed her by calling her a liar. "The First Amendment protects this type of rhetorical statement".

Otero had signaled last month that he might toss the suit, saying that much of the president's rhetoric amounted to "free speech by a public official on a matter of public concern".

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. "Harder's release because it is as deceptive as his claims about the inauguration attendance", he told Law&Crime in a statement.

"We will appeal the dismissal of the defamation cause of action and are confident in a reversal", he added. Trump has denied the affair took place, and cast doubt on her story of being threatened.

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

"No amount of spin or commentary by Stormy Daniels or her lawyer, Mr. Avenatti, can truthfully characterise today's ruling in any way other than total victory for President Trump and total defeat for Stormy Daniels", Charles Harder, an attorney for Trump, said in a statement to Business Insider.



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