Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Trump

A judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against Trump – and there’s more bad news for her

A judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against Trump – and there’s more bad news for her

A US federal judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit adult film star Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, had filed against US President Donald Trump, the Hill reported on Monday.

U.S. District Judge S. James Otero dismissed the case on the grounds that the tweet was "rhetorical hyperbole" rather than defamation and Daniels claimed. "The Court holds that Mr. Trump's tweet is "rhetorical hyperbole" and is protected by the First Amendment", Judge Otero said furthermore and telling of the state of political discourse in America in 2018.

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.

Daniels' lawsuit over a $130,000 hush-money deal is pending. "A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!"

The judge's ruling also entitles Trump to collect attorneys' fees from Daniels, but the amount that Daniels would need to pay will be determined later, Harder said.

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

Trump and his team countered Ms Daniels' accusations by claiming her story was a fabrication. "Trump's contrary claims are as deceptive as his claims about the inauguration attendance", Avenatti wrote on Twitter, saying he was "confident in a reversal".

"Instead, Mr Trump sought to use language to challenge Plaintiff's account of her affair and the threat that she purportedly received in 2011". "There is something really rich in Trump relying on the First Amendment to justify defaming a woman".

According to a CNN poll released on Sunday, only one percent of Democrats said they preferred Avenatti as a candidate. Cohen had threatened to sue her for $20 million.

In April, she worked with a forensic artist to create a sketch of the man, who she said told her to leave Trump alone and suggested that something bad could happen to her. Trump responded by tweeting: "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man".

Attorney Michael Avenatti, who filed a lawsuit on behalf of the President Donald Trump's alleged mistress Stormy Daniels, doesn't seem to have a good shot at a presidential run, a new poll revealed.

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

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